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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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  • The nets are interesting and good to have a look at, just don't get taken into them without agreeing a price first!!  more »
  • It was fascinating to see these nets being raised and lowered. It was equally interesting to watch the "fishermen" working the tourists for money to take part in the process. Be warned they expect a g...  more »
  • Tilt giant fishing nets are located all along the promenade. It is interesting to observe the fishermen use the pendulum to the nets and retrieve fishing with a net. We buy the fish (Mule, spotted fish, prawns, tiger prawns, squid, sea bream...) fishermen to cook by the many stalls to 20 meters.
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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.