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Giant Wave attracts thousands of tourists in China

Qiantang River is located in southeastern China and is one of the most popular tourist attractions for the Chinese public and, more recently, for foreign visitors who come to see the arrival of the giant wave. On their way through Hangzou Qiantang River has a considerable width and rushes towards the sea in the bay of the same name. Hangzou It is here, at the mouth of the bay, which produces the world's longest bore: a wave that can reach 9 feet high and traveling at 40 kilometers per hour towards the source of the river. A bore is a natural phenomenon that occurs in several rivers in the world when the tide comes in through the mouth of the waves forming one or more upstream. It usually occurs in places where the tide has a big difference between high tide and low tide. The wave of the Qiantang River is often between 2 and 4 meters high and has such size, width and speed that endangers ships and ports of the banks. So much so, that until last year no one had ventured to ride it. Below's the video of the first group of surfers who dared to do so. The observation of the wave of Qiantang has a long history of over 2,000 years. We could say that is one of the oldest tourist activities known. Every August 18, we celebrate the Day of Bore, when thousands of people come to town Yanguan to observe the passage of the wave.

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