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The soaring tide of the Qiantang River is such a marvelous spectacle that only the Amazon River's surging tide rivals it! Annually, millions of people from both home and abroad flock there to watch the magnificent tide on the eighteenth day of the eighth lunar month (also around the Mid-Autumn Day). When the surging tide comes, the water can rise up to a height of 30 feet and the noise it generates sounds like thunder, or thousands of horses running.
Originally posted by BadBoYeed
and hundreds if not thousands of people line up to watch.
A: how did they all know this would happen.....
B: why are they all wearing white shirts (it is after labor day)
Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by BadBoYeed
Is it possible that they opened a dam?
The Qiantang River tidal bore is the world's largest in terms of height and speed. Every year, massive waves crash along the banks of the river near the city of Haining, drawing large numbers of tourists to watch the spectacle.
Local resident Wu Kun said he is always shocked to see the size of the waves, even though he has seen the tidal bore many times before.
"I bring my foreign friends to watch the tides every year. The tidal bore is awesome and without parallel," Wu said.