The Chinese fishing nets, known as Cheena vala in Kerala are one of the fascinating attraction. Each structure is minimum of 10 meters in height. and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea or backwater and large stones suspended from ropes as counter weights at the other end, these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen.
The best place to watch these huge cantilevered fishing nets being lowered into the sea and catch being brought in is Vasco da Gamma square, a narrow pathway that runs along along the Beach at Fort Kochi.