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. 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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  • Great experience seeing fish being caught right in front of you in manner that had been used for centuries. A true gateway to the past! 
    Great experience seeing fish being caught right in front of you in manner that had been used for centuries. A true gateway to the past!  more »
  • Now considered icon of Kochi and Kerala, they are locally called Cheena Vala. Only five of these ancient fishing nets survive. There are various theories about their origin. The most famous one is... 
    Now considered icon of Kochi and Kerala, they are locally called Cheena Vala. Only five of these ancient fishing nets survive. There are various theories about their origin. The most famous one is...  more »
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  • Fuxk it its ma hometown
  • Nice to visit, especially early in the morning when the fishermen are out with their boats or just fishing with nets from the shore. The fresh fish gets sold on the spot, some stands will even make a dish out of it for you. Its also a nice walk on the shore.

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