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Painted Dragon (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, December 8th, 2010

Pattani Boat Dragon

Painted Dragon

Dragon detail from a boat

The southern Thailand province of Pattani, on the Gulf of Thailand/South China Sea side, is known for its painted fishing boats. Along with Yala and Narathiwat, Pattani province is predominantly Muslim. We used to travel there on Kasma’s trip to Southern Thailand but with the unrest in those provinces (there is a strong separatist movement) we’ve not been there since early 2003.

This dragon is a close-up from one of the boats. I wish I could tell you the beach where the picture was taken but I simply don’t remember. The picture was scanned from a color negative.

Be sure to look at next Wednesday’s photo of one of the boats.


The Wednesday Photo – a new picture each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

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