China Quiz Index

Tue 10th Oct

Biggest bore in the World

China boasts many things and having the largest bore is another claim to fame. But the bore in question is a tidal bore that rushes up the Qiantang River estuary is at peak height and strength just after the autumn equinox. The wave surges up the funnel shaped estuary and can be up to 33 feet [10 meters] high. The linked page shows some spectacular photographs of the bore in Zhejiang province in the last couple of days.

It is all to do with the geography, the orientation of the estuary and the moon's orbit. A similar tidal bore of more modest proportions occurs up the River Severn estuary in the U.K. Here there is a tradition of boats and surfers ‘riding the bore’ as it travels slowly upstream.

[Image from CCTV]
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Imperious Dragons

With the dragon dance and the dragon boat festival the Chinese dragon is still a common sight in China. Considered well-intentioned and not evil the dragons that control the rains have been the most important animal in Chinese symbolism for thousands of years.
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