Qiantang River tidal bore festival to open

The annual festival to watch the spectacular tidal bore will kick off on September 22 in Yanguan of Zhejiang's Haining City as the Qiantang tidal bore is to surge up the river.
Ti Gong

File photo of Qiantang River tidal bore

The annual festival to watch the spectacular tidal bore will kick off on September 22 in Yanguan of Zhejiang Province's Haining City as the Qiantang tidal bore is to surge up the river, peaking just in time during the Mid-Autumn Festival season.

The tradition to admire the awesome Qiantang River tidal bore can be dated back more than 2,000 years.

The Qiantang tidal bore features waves about 4 meters high, like tens of thousands of horses galloping. The thunderous tides plus its so-called "straight-line tidal bore" presents a wonder of the nature.

During this year's Qianjiang (Haining) tidal bore festival through October 1, a variety of events, including folk culture performances, music festival and recreational vehicle camping carnival will be organized, according to the Zhejiang tourism authorities which promoted the event in Shanghai.

The folk culture performances will replicate the scene of sacrificing for the tidal god. Recreational vehicles will be on display and forums on Haining's tourism will be held.

Singers such as Pu Shu and Wu Mochou will perform at the Haining tide music festival as part of the events.

Haining is home to a number of tourist attractions including the Haining leather city, China's biggest leather market, the Yanguan tourist resort, Jiangnan lantern art street, the Jinyong Academy and the former residences of Wang Guowei, a prominent scholar of Chinese literature, and legendary poet Xu Zhimo.


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