Weekly Travel Photo – Amazing Long Tail Boats In Thailand

 When a new boat gets launched into the river or ocean in western countries we have a ceremony of breaking a champagne bottle. In Thailand they tie colorful cloth instead.

At the beginning of each season the long-tail boat owners bring colorful cloths to tie to the front of the boat for good luck and ask the spirits to protect and bring prosperity to their business. 

This happens during the month of November of every year in Ao Nang, Krabi. 

8 Responses to Weekly Travel Photo – Amazing Long Tail Boats In Thailand

  1. Angus - vagamos.com August 11, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    We’re in Thailand at the moment and went fishing on a long tail boat last week off Kon Lanta.  Awesome experience although we got caught in a monsoon storm and the driver had to start bucketing water out!  Good time! :)

    • Sofia - As We Travel August 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

      Sounds like a fun experience, minus the monsoon storm, hehe ;)

  2. Anonymous August 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Very cool! Now I know.

    • Sofia - As We Travel August 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

      The cloths are so beautiful, much better way to celebrate than smashing a champagne bottle I think.

    • Sofia - As We Travel August 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

      The cloths are so beautiful, much better way to celebrate than smashing a champagne bottle I think.

  3. Robryan987 August 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Yes I do prefer the colorful ribbon way of launching boats, never a good idea to waste champagne.