Vietnamese woman selling flowers on the streets of Hoi An Vietnam.

Vietnamese woman selling flowers on the streets of Hoi An Vietnam.

Hutton Wilkinson, protégé of Tony Duquette, entertains with panache at home. http://Vrnda.co/6019ZxCX

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Hutton Wilkinson, protégé of Tony Duquette, entertains with panache at home. http://Vrnda.co/6019ZxCX

Set among the dramatic limestone cliffs of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, the floating village of Cua Van is made up of a collection of docked boats and colorful raft houses.

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Set among the dramatic limestone cliffs of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, the floating village of Cua Van is made up of a collection of docked boats and colorful raft houses.

Praying #boat #people #candle #hue #huong #floating #dead #river #pray The girls in Ao Dai dresses (traditional dresses) in Hue city (Central of Vietnam) were dropping the floating candles on the river to pray for the dead people. It's a traditional manners of Vietnamese people. -- Your Shot. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Praying #boat #people #candle #hue #huong #floating #dead #river #pray The girls in Ao Dai dresses (traditional dresses) in Hue city (Central of Vietnam) were dropping the floating candles on the river to pray for the dead people. It's a traditional manners of Vietnamese people. -- Your Shot. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Vietnamese women rowing boats on a river, wearing the characteristic Vietnamese conical hats.

Vietnamese women rowing boats on a river, wearing the characteristic Vietnamese conical hats.

The Vietnamese/Asian version of the coracle is made somewhat differently: using interwoven bamboo and waterproofed by using resin and coconut oil. The structure has a keel-less, flat bottom to evenly spread the weight of the boat and its load across the structure and to reduce the required depth of water — often to only a few inches, making it ideal for use on rivers.

The Vietnamese/Asian version of the coracle is made somewhat differently: using interwoven bamboo and waterproofed by using resin and coconut oil. The structure has a keel-less, flat bottom to evenly spread the weight of the boat and its load across the structure and to reduce the required depth of water — often to only a few inches, making it ideal for use on rivers.

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