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Cormorant Fishing

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Yangshuo County, China
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Mysterious Historical Activity

Off we went by car to what seemed like a remote and very dark slope leading to the Li river. It was... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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As we drove down an unlit street we did wonder where we were being taken. And then escorted down to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank Avante540
Reviewed 28 September 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 28 September 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 22 August 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 6 July 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 Tami C
Reviewed 22 May 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

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went on a night tour of the cormorant fishing. We loaded onto a fake bamboo raft and went next to the firsherman and his cormorant. Its very fascinating to see them in action. Its very touristy but still very interesting. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank gzau
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My friend had read about this, and we figured we'd go ahead and give it a try. It was a bit of a drive to get to the place, and lasts for about 30 mins or so (which I think is plenty of time). Basically,...More

1  Thank Jason N
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure how anyone can't say this isn't animal cruelty. Some birds tied to the boat to give a good picture - one kept on trying to swim/fly away, all birds have string tried around their necks to stop them swallowing the fish so the...More

3  Thank gingerluci
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cormorant fishing is one of those things my husband and I heard of when we were both children (from the children's book "The Story About Ping") and when we found out we could see it in Yangshou, we were excited and eager to see it,...More

1  Thank qoto
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