Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin)

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. By using our Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin).
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  • These are so iconic, something on my bucket list and it did not disappoint, the sunset cruise was so peaceful, have a go during the day and for a small tip you can help hoist them up  more »
  • Lovely to watch the old nets still working. Bought a fish from their catch and had it cooked at a beach side restaurant.  more »
  • Beach area around the nets are strewn with rubbish, spoiling the look of the area. This could be a good attraction if they kept the beach cleaner.  more »
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  • Good old style of fishing but understand now it’s very poor catch. May slowly dwindle down. But worth watching them in action.
  • Good to take walk down the street. Fishing net seems to be start of the fun walkalomg the coast.
  • Old type of catching fish, had a history behind it that Chinese came to Kochi as others coming from different countries for the interest of business. People of Kochi had learned about this process from the Chinese.
  • They're nets. On long poles. And although the story behind how that style got to Cochin from China is interesting, they tend to be in other areas around Cochin, not just the main beach. Glad I came to Cochin in general, but give them about 5 minutes of your time....
  • Very unique experiences , one of a kind fishing catching experiences , may not be the best way to catch fish at present but it has lots of history attached to it.

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