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Thursday, August 19, 2010
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.