The most picturesque is also the most peculiar: In a twist on typical fishing excursions, the cormorant fishing offered along the Li River in Yangshuo, China, sees local fishermen using the large diving birds to catch fish for their tourist customers. Ride alongside and watch the cormorants catch your dinner — which they don’t swallow because of preventative cords their "keepers" place around their necks — and then relax as the chef washes, cooks, and serves you the catch. Yes, it’s barbaric, but it’s China! And the cormorants, just like trained hawks or hunting dogs, are well fed and cared for back at home. Experience offered by Kensington Tours.