Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cormorant Fishing in the Li River

Aside from seeing Zhang Yimou's "Impressions", another recommended night time activity was to see the cormorants fish in the Li River. We got on a boat and watched first hand how the cormorant birds swam around the shallow waters and fished. Their necks are tied a bit so they don't fully swallow the fish they catch. The fishermen then get the bird from the water and shake out the fish from its throat and into a basket - cormorant fishing! It was fascinating to see this all in person.

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