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“Lovely sight in the morning & evening”

Chinese Fishing Nets
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fort Kochi. Quiet, peaceful place. Fishing nets add to its view. Take a walk early morning or sunset time. You will surely enjoy the view.
Fishermen are friendly. Will take your pics and also let you help them. Try and enjoy making your catch.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We walked the road lined by the famed Chinese fishing nets. In the afternoon, we saw the nets in action and the whole mechanism behind the nets. It was fascinating to see them catch the fish and then race to the market to put them up for sale!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went to the sea shore where the first European (Vascodigama) landed in India. Now this place has become a tourist hub.There were lot of small boats fitted with CHINESE FISHING NETS. ON THE SEA SHOIRE. It was a nice experience looking at the primitive way of fishing. They had a double layer of net which was dipped in the sea water.to catch fish ,crabs & prawns

Thank thamdi s
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast. Erected here between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles. The best place to watch the nets being lowered into the backwater and the catch being brought in, is the Vasco da Gama Square, a narrow promenade that runs along the beach. The Square is also an ideal place to idle, with stalls serving fresh delicious seafood, tender coconut etc.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Chinese fishing nets, in use for the last 500 years and one of the tourist attractions in Kerala, are fast vanishing from the Kochi coastline as huge maintenance costs and poor catch is forcing fishermen to look for other alternatives.

Called ‘Cheena Vala’ in local parlance, the huge cantilevered fishing nets are believed to have been brought by Portuguese from Macau, once a Portuguese colony.

While some accounts mention that the nets were set up between AD 1350 and 1450 by traders from the court of Kubla Khan, some others say Chinese explorer Zhang He introduced the nets to Kochi shores.

There were at least 30 Chinese nets on the Fort Kochi and Vypeen shorelines about 10 years ago which have now been reduced to 20, including 11 in Fort Kochi, says Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

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