As I approached the entrance to the village, there were several groups of women performing what I could only assume were traditional dances.
Once inside (after paying my 100 RMB...about $15), I was delighted by all the sights!
There was even a large temple with grounds in the middle of the village.
These people were having SO much fun feeding the hords of fish!
Beyond the village ...
I took a break to purchase a "disneyland priced" iced mocha ... but with the fabulous view from the cafe, it was well worth the expense!
These women were making fishing nets ... by hand.
People here do their wash in the canal ... a little scary when you go to eat somewhere, but it's probably best not to think about it.
You can see a woman in the distance washing clothes in the canal.
A friend of mine has asked me several times if I've seen the Cormorant fishing yet ... which is apparently a type of night fishing in which fishmen use these birds to catch fish out of the water and bring them back ... so I was pretty excited to see this boatful of them, thinking that perhaps this was a place where I could pay to see them fish ... when I got to the other side of the canal, I was a bit disappointed to see that they were only photo-op birds, not working birds :(