Phu Yen is a coastal province in the central region of Vietnam famous for fishing, and the farmers here make basket boats, a.k.a. bamboo boats or coracles, for themselves to go offshore.
In the province’s Tuy An District, it is easy to see basket boats left along the roads. The boats are made by hand using many processes that require high precision.
In addition, Tuy An is also famous for sedge mat weaving. People grow sedge plants in a large area and from July to September, sedge is harvested for weaving mats.
The craft of making basket boats and sedge mat weaving has so far helped the locals get a stable source of income.