Chinese Fishing Nets In Kochi
Watch the Chinese fishing nets on the breathtakingly beautiful Kochi beaches
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About Chinese Fishing Nets In Kochi
The Chinese fishing nets in Kochi are particularly famous for adding additional beauty to the beaches and the mundane waters. They are one of the most photographed sites in Kochi, and deservingly so. Their silhouettes against the sunset create a breathtaking view. The Nets are a famous tourist attraction as the mechanisms for fishing using these nets is complex, yet satisfying to look at. It arouses one’s curiosity in a way that you will be drawn to see how the fishermen make their livelihood using such a brilliant system that has been put into place. It is located next to Fort Cochin. The Chinese fishing Nets are operated from the shore, so no extra effort is required to hire and row boats to the middle of the ocean to hunt for fish. In Malayalam, the Chinese Fishing Nets are know as cheenavala. The making of the structure looks simple, but the working is extraordinary. It has made the lives of all fishermen much easier, by reducing their efforts slightly. Each net requires four or five fishermen to work it, and fishing usually takes place in the mornings or early evenings. According to legends, this technique was brought to Kochi by the Chinese explorer named Zheng He, from emperor Kubla Khan’s court. Since that time, the Chinese Fishing Nets have been in use by Kochi’s fishermen.
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The Chinese fishing nets can be seen by fishermen trying to catch fish at Cheraibeach. The best place is Fort Cochi where fishermen are friendly and let you catch fishas well.
Yes, there is an entry fee. INR 500 for Foreign Tourists and INR 190 for Indians.
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