Navigating the Mekong; My Tho, Vietnam

Navigating the Mekong; My Tho, Vietnam

The captain of a sampan boat steers her boat down the narrow inlets to the Mekong River; My Tho, Vietnam

A sampan (meaning “three planks”) is a flat-bottomed wooden boat used for transportation through rivers or other costal areas. Sampan boats are typically propelled by oars or a pole (yuloh) and are common in rural areas of Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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