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Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets

Free admission
Vasco da Gama Square, Fort Cochin

The basics

The Chinese Fishing Nets (called cheena vala in Malayalam) rank among the most iconic images of Kerala—a must-see for any first time visitor to Kochi. Just about every sightseeing tour of Kochi includes a stop at the nets, along with other popular points of interest like Fort Kochi Beach, the Dutch Palace, Church of Saint Francis, and the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Chinese Fishing Nets are a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors.
  • Don’t forget your camera; this is one of Kerala’s most iconic photo ops.
  • Be aware that the fishermen might ask for a donation for taking photographs up-close.
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How to get there

The Chinese Fishing Nets line the sands north of Fort Cochin Beach and the town’s historic churches, off River Road.

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When to get there

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. Different nets operate at different times depending on the tide, but they tend to be most active at dawn and dusk.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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