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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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  • I went their late evening and started taking pictures as I noticed one guy was sitting on the fishing net arrangement and looking at the sea ahead. It seemed to me that there must be two intentions - ...  more »
  • They were pretty cool to see and the people were all nice but the cleanliness of the place is very bad.  more »
  • You can have a fresh catch if you reach there early morning or by the sunset. A handful of fresh fish for a tasty dish tonight.  more »
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  • In shores of fortkochi beach.... Found heavy large Chinese fishing nets Olden days it was made from strong wood,heavy rocks as body part Now mostly using durable metal pipes instead of wood. Some enables tourist to come close and participate in fishing.... Take photos with it.... Even can purchase fresh fishes also.
  • This was pretty cool to see. It didn't take long to see the fishermen checking the nets. The fish they catch is up for sale right next to the nets with restaurants meters away willing to cook it for you.
  • Best is to hop into any shack next to the nets & munch on to some delicious fresh seafood. Best to visit towards sunset.
  • It's a great place for an evening or morning walk.It's not good enough to make a visit for people who come from a long distance.
  • If you're traveling to Kerala with kids, this is a must visit place. Children will be surprised to see how fishing is done with these Chinese nets. Nearby ships will cook the freshly cought fish as per your taste. When we went there we saw a family of dolphins playing in the sea in front of Chinese fishing nets. There are speed boat rides offered here, but are expensive

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Where to stay in Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi offers abundant hospitality options, including a dense collection of international five-star hotels. Travelers on a budget can explore the selection of modest but impeccable homestays and guesthouses in the quieter neighborhoods just outside the central tourist area of Fort Cochin; these make great places to meet local hosts and fellow travelers. If you can spend a bit more, a number of boutique hotels in converted European-style mansions offer individual charm, and eco-villages and resort or retreat establishments outside the city center come with full wellness, spa, and culinary packages.
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