Vietnam has more than 3000 km coastline that’s why fishing and anything that related to fishing business is big business. In Mekong Delta, it has 5 coastal provinces :  Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Long An. A lot of people making a living by doing business that related to fishing like: making fishing net, fishing, constructing fishing boats, selling fishing boats.  In this articles, we focus on constructing fishing boats in Mekong Delta.

In Kien Giang Province – Mekong Delta – Vietnam, constructing and selling fishing boats are big business because Kien Giang is a coastal province and located on the gulf of Thailand. fishing is very poplular here. Many people can make a big fortune by doing business that ralates to fishing.

If you travel to Kien Giang province, you can easily spot fishing boats park along rivers or sea gates. You don’t need to go very far to see them, just get on some big street and you will see many fishing boats there. Even when you get to Rach Gia City, you will also see many fishing boats park at fishing port or at Rach Gia sea gate. You will also easily spot some constructing sides along the street – Mostly along rivers.

Constructing fishing boats is big business and it creates many jobs for local workers in the region. It takes about 2 months to make a big fishing boat. Every employee has different task to do and they work together while constructing fishing boats. Some will have to use fire to bend those big wood to make them curvy. Some will be responsible for painting the boat.. etc. But they will only work during dry days (not working if it rains).

Long time a go, constructing small boats also a good business to do, but after composite took place, many people turn their job into constructing big fishing boat because composite boats are cheaper and take shorter time to make – more affordable for more people.

If you are a photographer and interested in street life photography, you should take your time to visit those places. They are easy to find and there are many activities to shoot. It is one of our favorite destinations in Mekong Delta – Vietnam. Shooting people constructing fishing boats is fun and enjoyable.

How to get here:

If you are in Sai Gon, take a bus to Kien Giang Province. After that, at any local to get you here or join a “Xe Om” and ask him to ride you here.

What time to shoot: from morning till 5PM. Avoid rainy days because they will off.

Must ask permission first and always friendly, smile when needed and you will easily get along with them.

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constructing fishing boats in Mekong Delta