Building a Junk

Building a Junk

Junks are found all over East Asia forming a key part of local culture. Nobody knows where they came from but records from 13th century showing junks visiting India, but en mass trading didn’t start until AD 1407 where they became synonymous with East Asian ports.

But how are they built?

Six men can put together a 50 – 60-ton junk in around three months which will last for at least 50 years. Incredibly there are no blueprints for these ships, it is a technique handed down from father to son.

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