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Qiantang River

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.

Qiantang River has been one of the major tourist attractions in China owing to the world’s largest tidal bore formed here. The river originates in the borders of Anhui and Jiangxi provinces, pouring through the Zhejiang province capital of Hangzhou. The river then streams through the East China Sea through the Hangzhou Bay. The river and bay experience the largest tidal bore that is up to 30 feet high, and travels at up to 40 kilometers per hour.

Qiantang River is also the southern terminal of the ancient Grand Canal that links five major rivers in China from north to south, enabling traffic north to Beijing from Hangzhou via the canal. The Qiantang River was earlier known under the names Zhe River, Luocha River, or Zhi River.

Qiantang River is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of China.

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