Haining prepares for annual bore-fest
The annual festival to watch the spectacular tidal bore in Haining City in neighboring Zhejiang Province will run from September 7 to 20 as the Qiantang tidal bore surges up the river.
The opening ceremony will be held in Yanguan tourist resort together with a cycling event of more than 50 kilometers along the Qiantang River, Haining Administration of Culture, Radio and Television, Tourism and Sports announced during a promotion event in Shanghai.
During the concurrent Qiantang food festival, attractions across Haining will serve 10 local specialities such as fish balls and braised pork. A music festival is also planned.
Traditional sacrifices to the tidal god will be held at the Haishen Temple on September 16.
Shanghai residents can take a high-speed train to Haining on September 7 on a sightseeing tour.
The Qiantang tidal bore features waves about 4 meters high, with a sound like tens of thousands of horses galloping. The thunderous tides plus its so-called "straight-line tidal bore" are a wonder of nature.