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Qiantang River tide surge

09-14-2011 14:25 BJT

Qiantang's massive tidal waves have surged underneath the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge, as they pass Haining city in east China's Zhejiang Province. The bridge is one of the best spots to watch one of the most powerful tides in the world.

For safety concerns, local authorities have now closed dangerous viewing spots along the shore. The Qiantang River tides appear each year during the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when incoming tides form a huge wave that travels against the direction of the current as the river narrows.

Marine experts say, this year's Qiantang River tides are the largest in nine years.

Tens of thousands of spectators have gathered in Haining for a glimpse.

 

Qiantang's massive tidal waves have surged underneath the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge, as they pass Haining city in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Qiantang's massive tidal waves have surged underneath the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge, as they pass Haining city in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Qiantang's massive tidal waves have surged underneath the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge, as they pass Haining city in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Qiantang's massive tidal waves have surged underneath the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge, as they pass Haining city in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Tens of thousands of spectators have gathered in Haining
for a glimpse.

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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