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Yangshuo County, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a private Cormorant Fishing demonstration organised by Wendy Wei Tours with a local villager. Though cormorant fishing once was a successful local industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism industry.The villager who gave us our demonstration had been fishing using...More

Thank SueJim126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetely not a thing I would recommend. You basically see birds try to eat, but they can't because they have a line to their necks blocking the way. Unfortunately, it's a tradition in there, and that's why people go to see it.

Thank MarcosVellinho
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We booked through our hotel. 60 RMB per person. We were told that they don't perform every night as the fisherman needs at last 4 visitors to do the show, and not many people want to see nowadays. No transport provided. We gathered at a...More

Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We organised a private tour for this experience from Yangshuo, the trip would have been more enjoyable if we had known exactly where we were going and what to expect,however it was very authentic we literally had a private tour on the Li river and...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Off we went by car to what seemed like a remote and very dark slope leading to the Li river. It was in reality very near the city of Yangshuo. But it gave every impression of being a potential smugglers paradise it was so dark....More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

As we drove down an unlit street we did wonder where we were being taken. And then escorted down to the pitch black riverside... But no need to worry! Onto a bamboo boat we headed out into the night to rendezvous with another bamboo boat....More

Thank ForeverBlue40
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Loved it. Booked through our hotel - pretty cheap. Picked up in a minivan & taken to the river, to meet up with other guests from other vans. Yes, there were lots of us on the boat, and yes it is touristy - but we...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't choose to go again. We were packed into a van and driven to the river. We got onto a boat with a motor so loud you could barely hear. It was interesting seeing the birds catching the fish but if you have other...More

Thank gga14jsd
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The boat ride itself was a little less exciting than I had expected. It's more like watching the boat cruise along while the birds dive and swim next to it. They caught very little and the fish that they did catch were quite small. At...More

Thank tamicall
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We went for a night trip with a cormorant fisherman on the Li River. We were on a separate raft as we travelled alongside the actual fisherman. It was a very interesting experience - well worth the visit. At the end of the trip, the...More

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