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.
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.
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!