Cormorant Fishing Tours

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Many guesthouses and travel agents in Yangshuo can arrange tours where you can witness this amazing fishing technique that has been practiced for centuries in this region. Fishermen head out onto the river with their cormorants, birds which are renowned for their fishing ability. A tie is fastened around the base of the bird’s throat and they are then sent to catch fish which they can’t swallow – instead they cough them up for the fishermen. These days, the technique is mainly used only for the entertainment of tourists.