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Watch Qiantang River tide in Jiaxing

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Aug 25, 2020

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The following two months is the best time to watch the Qiantang River tides in Yanguan, Haining. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

The following two months is the best time to watch the Qiantang River tides in Yanguan, Haining county, Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, local media reported on Aug 24.

According to locals, Aug 22, the fourth day of the seventh lunar month, is the Tidal Day, the beginning of the best viewing period for the Qiantang River tides.

The best time to watch the natural wonder usually falls on the eighth day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar.

On that day, visitors flock to Tidal Bore Watching Park in Haining to wait for the arrival of the tide. At a quarter past 14:00, a white line approaches from afar accompanied by a loud roar.

When it comes near, the tide turns into a one-meter-high wall of water, greatly impressing all who see it.

The tidal bore in the Qiantang, also known as the Haining tidal bore, which sees large waves created by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun and the centrifugal force produced by the rotation of the earth, and by the peculiar 'trumpet-shaped' mouth of Hangzhou Bay, is believed to be one of the three biggest tides in the world and has been consistently popular throughout the generations.

There are four popular ways to enjoy the Qiantang River tides in Haining – watching the crossing tide from Dingqiao Bridge, watching the line-shaped tide from Tidal Bore Watching Park, watching the "turn back" tide from Laoyancang, or simply listening to the tide at night.

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The Haining tidal bore, or Qiantang River tide, is believed to be one of the three biggest tides in the world. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

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The best time to watch the natural wonder usually falls on the eighth day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. [Photo/cnjxol.com]