These old painted fish-scale designed boats at Bo'Ao, on the east coast of Hainan Island, caught my eye. Hainan is off the southern most coast of China.
That's Matsu Temple in the background. There is a much bigger & better temple a few kilometres out of town. That temple is known as Dongfang Wenhuayuan and is easy to reach by local mini bus #2.
Bo Ao was named after the mythological creature 'Ao' that had the head of a dragon, the body of a turtle, & the tail of a lion.
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jhm (155410) 2013-01-08 4:16
These peoples painters everything with the hand, nevertheless exactly made in a factory.
Your picture is wonderful sharp and nice clear.
A splendid panoramic picture with a lot depth and perspective.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
pierrefonds (68211) 2013-01-08 4:36
The vegetation is framing well the boats. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the boats. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
snunney (101826) 2013-01-08 6:13
A fine capture of these colourfully painted traditional boats, that make an interesting contrast with the modern mode of transport depicted in the background. Good technical realisation.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-08 7:31
lovely colourful shot of these fascinating and intriguing boats. Perfectly detailed and clear. They look ike they are made from a single piece of material, not sure if they are wooden or something else. Original imagery!
Regards - Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-08 10:06
These fishing boats like fish with their scales. Point of view and framing create a pleasant and interesting picture. The light, colors and sharpness are very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (79297) 2013-01-08 22:22
Intéressante image de ces bateaux particuliers curieusement peint. Bon cadrage mais on en vient presque à regretter la présence de la voiture en arrière plan.
emka (101039) 2013-01-09 0:01
Funny painting on the boats. Should they mimic fish? They look a bit abandoned. Interesting temple in the background.
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saxo042 (37902) 2013-01-09 6:52
Interesting boats and very attractive colours. They are nicely gathered here, pointing towards the red wall. I wish the car was somewhere else, but what can you do? Still, nice boats
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-03-26 14:31
Nice view of these long boards
Good sharpness, excellent colors, an interesting reference to a non identified creature..
pantooni (387) 2015-12-06 5:50
These boats are 'dragonboats', used at the dragonboat-festival, the 5th day of the 5th moon in the lunar calendar. The boats will bear dragon heads and tails in the holes at both ends. The painted scales at the sides are "dragon-scales". Each boat will have 20 paddlers, sitting side by side.
The boats on the picture look quite battered, but still very nice to see them.