New Phayao attraction claimed to be Thailand’s largest fishing basket

Villagers in Moo 5 Ban Sang, Mueang Phayao are hoping to attract visitors with their newly unveiled Thailand’s largest fishing basket.

The basket, which measures 25 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and 4 meters tall is constructed out of bamboo and also includes a large recreation of a local fish.

Mr. Donya Prasong, Mayor of Ban Sang District told Thai language media that the giant basket will help attract visitors to the area as it highlights both local basket weaving skills as well as local fishermen.

Confident, Prasong said that he believed many people would come to visit the giant basket when traveling during tourist season as it highlights the wisdom of locals who decided to build it – sort of the Thai version of the saying “build it and they will come.”