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Spectacular tidal waves draw tourists to Hangzhou's Qiantang River

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: September 8, 2023 L M S


A bird's-eye view of the tidal bore crawling up the mud flat. [Photo/Litchi News]

Crowds of tourists gathered along the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou on Sept 3 to witness a natural spectacle known as the Qiantang Tidal Bore.

The event coincides with the 19th day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar, a time when the Qiantang River experiences exceptionally high tides, creating a mesmerizing and powerful display that captivates locals and visitors alike.

It is a natural phenomenon that occurs annually along the Qiantang River, characterized by a dramatic surge in tidal waves often reaching heights of several meters and is renowned for its breathtaking power and beauty.

As the tide approaches, spectators gather along the riverbanks, eagerly anticipating the moment when the tidal bore sweeps through. The riverbanks become a hub of excitement and anticipation, with spectators marveling at the incredible force of the water and the thunderous sound it generates.


A bird's-eye view of the tidal bore. [Photo/Litchi News]

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