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Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin)

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When in Kochi, make a short stop at Fort Kochi to admire Chinese Fishing Nets, representing an authentic fishing method and a landmark of the city. Although their name suggests Chinese heritage, the nets probably originate from Portuguese settlers who had colonies in Southern China. The unusual nets are fixed on bamboo or teak pillars and are lowered into the sea. Take a walk along the beach to admire the famous Kochi vista of the large, hammock-like nets appearing to float in mid-air, or purchase some of the fresh seafood being pulled out of the sea. Chinese Fishing Nets is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kochi (Cochin) Edition.
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  • These fishing nets, which are said to have been introduced to the Cochin area by Chinese visitors, are of a simple design. Nets are lowered under the wter, left there a while, and then raised by sever...  more »
  • There's a massive poo river flowing directly in to the water literally three meters from one of the fishing nets. The whole place smelled pretty bad and not from the fish. It made me avoid eating fish...  more »
  • The Chinese fishing nets at fort Kochi were a nice attraction few years back. Most are defunct now. No real fishing takes place and the nets are just a tourist attraction. A lot of fish shops and souv...  more »
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  • Good place to hangout place in Fort kochi. - Nice Beach. - Only place in south india to see Chineese Fishing Net
  • They describe the simple technique to catch the fish using chinese fishing nets hence the name. It's on the kochi beach only but not a tourist destination. open youtube and watch the video how they do it, no need to include into your itinerary.
  • Huge and strungout on poles, chinese nets pulled and laid by handful man in rhythmic but laborious process. a sight to see. Fried fishes are available for quick bite with canned beer. But beware, you have to bargain...
  • Interesting place. Completely disorganised with all manner of vendors, cars parked haphazardly. In short, any normal Indian tourist spot
  • Symbol of Kerala tourism hate to say, this technique needs to be preserved with funds. Few Chinese official s have visited them though and offered funds but it's up to Kochi Tourism to maintain them well. Tourists can get live fish as fried and get to know the technique.