Bamboo Rafting, Cormorant Fishing and Carabao Petting

Yangshuo:  October 24, 2010

After meandering around Yangshuo briefly we were led to the Yulong river.  At the Yulong river we boarded narrow bamboo rafts, which we rode down the river.  I was surprise because I thought we were going to watch some birds catch fish by the water-not go on a floating piece of wood down a river!  I did like what any good tourist would do and follow the tour… I hopped onto the floating raft with Tom and we were paddled by a young man who stood behind the built-in bamboo seats.

Bamboo Raft on the Li River

I’ll take that life vest as I ride on your raft sir. Thanks.

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This is the little “water fall” we had to pass over, slightly adventurous…

Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish in rivers.   The fishermen tie a rope near the base of the cormorant’s throat, which stops it from swallowing the large fish, held in their throat.

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Cormorant Fishing

This fisherman had several Cormorants to assist him to fish.

Yangshuo  Water Buffalo

Down the river we stopped by an area with a farmer and his water buffaloes, on Guam we call them Carabaos. The farmer’s family was in the area and his daughter was running around, i asked if i could give her some candy and handed her fruit-by-the-foot. Who doesn’t love that?  The farmer let us feed his carabaos and take photos.

We took the rafts back into Yangshuo where we were met by a bus that will shuttle us back to our hostel in Guilin.

Thank you Yangshuo that was a great day!

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