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Chinese Fishing Nets Tours and Activities

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Fort Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets have been a beach installation for centuries, well before the coming of the Portuguese colonizers.

It’s thought that the nets were introduced to this coastal area by the legendary Chinese explorer Zheng He, way back in the early 15th century.

The nets are permanent horizontal structures, lowered and raised by a network of cantilevered ropes, bamboo poles, and balancing weights and pulleys. Teams of up to six fishermen operate the nets, but the catch is usually quite modest.

For the best views, come at dusk with your camera to capture that quintessential shot of Kerala’s fishing nets and calm seas backlit by the setting sun. If you’re feeling hungry, you can buy freshly netted fish and crabs, and have them cooked up for your dinner at a roadside stall.

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Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

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When docking on shore from your cruise, it can be hard to find tours that’ll make sure you're on time to meet your cruise before it heads out on the water again. This Celebrity Constellation Kochi shore excursion is a perfect solution as it meets you right at your boat and takes you back in time, too. Depending on the day of your tour, you’ll either ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of  Alleppey; ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey and visit Fort Kochi; or visit multiple highlights such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St, Francis Church, and Santa Cruz Basilica.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

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While docked in the Cochin cruise port, explore the city from your ship on this worry-free shore excursion. Depending on the date you book, follow one of three itineraries. Either, make a stop in Fort Kochi to see St. Francis Church, go on an adventure through the backwaters of Kerala during this houseboat tour, or cruise down a river in a houseboat, and visit the giant Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.20
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$57.20

Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

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Enjoy a houseboat tour on the inland waterways of Kochi when your cruise ship pulls into the Kochi port. Travel to Alleppey (Alappuzha) to board a traditional houseboat that takes you on a 2-hour cruise through scenic waterways lined with villages, rice paddies and coconut palms. Sample the delicious cuisine of Kerala during a lunch served on board your vessel. Afterward, transfer to an air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Fort Kochi, including the Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

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Explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat on a group tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat in Alappuzha, and then visit Fort Kochi to see the famous Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Cochin Private Tour of Heritage and Backwaters from Cochin Hotels or Cochin Port

Cochin Private Tour of Heritage and Backwaters from Cochin Hotels or Cochin Port

Cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey on a houseboat and explore the lush landscapes of Kerala. Admire the passing scenery and enjoy a delicious lunch on board over the course of two hours. Then head back to Kochi to see the city’s key landmarks such as the Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and Dhobi Khana. This is a private tour for only you and your party.
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  • 7 hours
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$234.00
Price varies by group size
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$234.00
Price varies by group size

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

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Make the most of your time at shore and take a tour of Kochi’s main highlights. There are three different itineraries based on the day of travel which visits key landmarks including the Kerala backwaters, the traditional Chinese fishing nets, the St. Francis Church, and Fort Kochi. Learn about the history of Kochi from your guide and enjoy a hassle-free trip during this shore excursion.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

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Experience the best of Kerala without the hassle on this eight-day tour. Starting in Cochin and ending in Kovallam, you’ll enjoy the highlights of the small South Indian state, including beaches, a backwater cruise, tea estates, mountains, and wildlife. You’ll cover a lot of ground in just over a week, and see more than you could comfortably fit in if traveling alone. This is an ideal tour for families or groups who want to avoid complicated travel logistics and just relax and have a good time.
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  • 8 days
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$610.00
Price varies by group size
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$610.00
Price varies by group size

Kochi Shore Excursion: Cochin Harbor Cruise with Glimpse of Cochin Private Tour

Kochi Shore Excursion: Cochin Harbor Cruise with Glimpse of Cochin Private Tour

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See the top attractions in and around Fort Cochin and Mattanchery on a private 7-hour tour. Start with a motorboat cruise around Kochi (Cochin) Harbor and Bolghatty Island, then visit highlights such as the Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, and the Chinese fishing nets. Includes entrance fees, private guide and vehicle, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
Price varies by group size
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$130.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Private Kochi (Cochin) Shore Excursion

Full Day Private Kochi (Cochin) Shore Excursion

Explore the landmarks and heritage of Cochin (Kochi) on a full-day tour with your own private guide. Highlights includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, the Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, the Chinese fishing nets, and take a walking tour in Fort Cochin.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
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$72.00
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KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

KOCHI Tuk-tuk tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is the one we recommend for the guests from the Cruise Ships. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

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In this 5 days tour we will take you to - Munnar hill station, Periyar wildlife sanctuary (Thekkady) and Alleppey Backwaters. Stay in a private Moving Premium Houseboat
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$352.00
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$352.00
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Kochi Shore Excursion for 'Silver Moon' Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

Kochi Shore Excursion for 'Silver Moon' Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

When the Costa Victoria docks at Kochi, make the most of Kerala on a pre-arranged backwater cruise or Kochi shore excursion that frees you from planning anything yourself. Choose to cruise Kerala’s backwaters by houseboat followed by a panoramic Kochi tour. Or delve deeper into Kochi: seeing its Chinese fishing nets and other sights by foot and tuk-tuk. Round-trip transport matching your ship arrival and departure makes everything worry-free.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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Shore Excursions from Cochin Cruise Terminal

Shore Excursions from Cochin Cruise Terminal

If you have a Cruise ship coming up and are looking for a shore excursion, here are some options. Three different tours are offered depending on your dates. One will take you out into Kerala's famous backwaters by houseboat, complete with a local lunch. A second itinerary involves a houseboat cruise and a trip to Fort Kochin, known for its Chinese Fishing Nets. The third is land-based, with visits to the Dutch Palace and historic Fort Kochi.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

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This incredible tour showcases the best of Kerala and creates the perfect opportunity to enjoy rural South Indian life. Enjoy a rival cruise along the Alleppey backwaters in a traditional house boat. Savor the flavors of local Kerala cuisine cooked on board and tour Fort Cochin, see the famous Chinese fishing nets, check out St Francis Church and tour Dhobi Khana.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.00
Price varies by group size
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$234.00
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Cochin Over View

Cochin Over View

See the best of Cochin, including Fort Kochi and Jew Town, with this small-group tour led by a local guide. Other highlights include the beautifully preserved Dutch Palace and the Basilica of Santa Cruz plus the famous Chinese Fishing nets that straddle the Fort Cochi shoreline.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
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Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

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Travel with a local ,Is the best way of seeing things. During the tour , you will be with a local guide from the same city, which will make your day an experience rather than a tour. Know the history ,life and cultures of the old city where more than 30 communities live together in peace and harmony.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.80
Price varies by group size
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$98.80
Price varies by group size

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Learn about Kochi on a 4-hour small-group tour that is limited to 12 people. See the Chinese fishing nets, visit two food markets, and watch the process of creating a kolam (painting in front of the home). Visit two important Hindu temples, the historic St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (Koonankurishu Pally), and the Abode of Snakes with an informative guide. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.71
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$78.71

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

Group Tour for half day with hotel or port pickup and drop-Off

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See the best of Cochin with your own personal guide on this private half-day tour, with hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off. Traveling between sites by private air-conditioned vehicle, hop out to explore the lanes of Fort Kochi, viewing must-sees like St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral. Plus, admire the famous Chinese fishing nets and visit the old Jewish quarter of Mattancherry, with its spice market and Paradesi Synagogue. Entrance fees included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Shore Excursions Glimpse of Kochi

Shore Excursions Glimpse of Kochi

Cover Kochi's top attractions during this guided shore excursion. Visit the iconic Chinese fishing nets along the shore, learn about European influences in the region at two major churches and stunning, Portuguese-built Mattancherry Palace, and take a stroll through the neighborhood known as Jew Town. Air-conditioned minivan transfers to and from the port are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size

Cochin & Mumbai Combo Shore Excursions -Multi Port Group Tours

Cochin & Mumbai Combo Shore Excursions -Multi Port Group Tours

This group tour is specially designed for cruise travelers who dock at Cochin & Mumbai Cruise Port.The itinerary is designed in such a way that it meets your ships arrival and departure time so that you have a worry-free Shore Excursion and we will ensure your timely return to the port for this activity. Depending on your Cruise ship, you tour will follow one of the Single itinerary or Combo Itinerary below.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

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This Group shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey by Local Ferry ,Local Bus ,Tuc -Tuc and foot , to visit the Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church ,Jew Town ,Jewish Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace ,Spice Market ,Dhobi Khana (local laundry) etc . You'll learn about local life from your professional guide and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala. This tour is for families with 4 people who want to ensure exclusiveness of just their family and friends. Thus it gives the convenience of avoiding a crowd of people and be safe in the present pandemic situation. The travellers have the comfort of meeting at the exact spot where the want ot be met...like by the side of their cruiser or at the lobby of the hotel where the stay. The tours are customised to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. Air conditioned car or small van is used with local guides who are skilled and experienced The tour covers the Backwater Houseboat Cruise combined with a city tour of Kochi. An early morning drive to Kumarakom and Cruise in the backwaters for 3 hours. After backwater cruise an orientation drive to Fort Kochi heritage area with photos stops at Chinese Fishing Nets. It is full day tour and option to stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
per group
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$400.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Munnar Package Tour.

Munnar Package Tour.

Specially designed for Celebrity cruise passengers, this scenic off-shore excursion gives you the best of Kerala in a single day. Cover the highlights of history-filled Kochi, from Portuguese palaces to the bustling spice market. Or, opt to spend the day drifting in a traditional houseboat on the stunning backwaters, with a curry lunch cooked onboard by your own private chef.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.00
Price varies by group size
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$525.00
Price varies by group size
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Fort Kochi Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Fort Kochi Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Ride to the heritage sites in the island of Fort Kochi and take a stroll in the numerous antique and spice stores in Jew Town located in Mattancherry
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  • 3 hours
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
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$60.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chinese Fishing Nets can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 81 Chinese Fishing Nets tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Chinese Fishing Nets 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chinese Fishing Nets costs USD 9.51. Guided Chinese Fishing Nets tours start around USD 9.51 per person. See all 81 Chinese Fishing Nets tickets and tours on Viator.
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