Traditional Boats of Asia

Asia is a vast continent with a huge diversity of countries and cultures. One thing most have in common is a lot of water. Many are island nations. Others have long coastlines. Still others harbor long rivers or large lakes. All that water means boats. All sorts of boats. Fishing vessels, cargo boats, passenger boats, house boats, and ferries, among others.

Many tradtional boats are still in widespread use throughout most Asian countries. They add much charm, color and character to a region that is quickly modernizing.

This photo gallery presents 42 images of traditional boats around Asian. Enjoy!