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  reua phi lohk

 

Thailand

Two scale models of a reua phi lohk or ‘frightening ghost boat’ which is used for fishing in the nighttime.  It typically has a white board on one side which is attached in a sloping manner, leaning towards the water and a long net, stretched over the full length of the boat, going up about one meter from the side of the boat, on the other side.

 

It is used during the night. When the fish see the white board in the midst of the dark, they are frightened and will try to jump over it, but are stopped by the net on the other side and thus end up falling in the boat.

 

  reua phi lohk