Sight Seen : Memorable Kerala - Chinese Fishing Nets

Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets, also known as Cheenavala, serve as the official icon of Kochi. Basically, these nets are fixed land installations that have been introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He. Found at most of the places in Kerala, these are the shore operated lift nets, which are used for an unusual form of fishing. These 20 metre high nets are set up on teak and bamboo poles.