20 January 2013

Takraw, Ranong, Thailand

After getting a boat back from the islands we had a few hours to wander round the town of Ranong, before taking a nightbus upto Bangkok.  After passing by the local markets and the highstreet we stumbled some locals playing Takraw.
Takraw is a sport played across Southeast Asia, also known as Sepak Takraw in Malaysia or Chin Lone in Burma.  The game itself can be described as kick/foot volleyball, played using a rattan ball, players also use knees; chests or their heads to skilfully pass the ball and return it back over the net.  It was a fascinating watch and got a few action shots.


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