Long wave in China – level 3
Thousands of people lined the banks of the Qiantang River in China on Monday to watch the world famous tidal bore.
Locals and tourists gathered along the banks of the river in the cities of Haining and Hangzhou early in the morning to witness the amazing phenomenon, with some staying until late at night.
Coinciding with China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, the “one-line tide”, which is a special form of tidal bore that rolls forward at the same speed to form a straight line, travelled up the river.
The phenomenon usually starts at the beginning of the eighth lunar month and reaches its peak on the 18th day, three days after the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The natural wonder also attracts many surfers looking to challenge themselves by riding the waves of the tidal bore up the river.
Difficult words: tidal (relating to a tide which the rising and falling of the sea), bore (wave caused by the meeting of two tides), phenomenon (something which happens in the nature), coincide (happen at the same time as something else).
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