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Feel the Power of Qiantang Tidal Bore This Mid-Autumn Festival 2017-05-11
Qiantang River Tidal Bore is one of the three largest Tidal Bores in the world and stands well above the other three. Every year on the eighteenth day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on September 18 this year, people flood to the river bank to view nature’s masterpiece created by the unique landscape of the river and self-rotation and gravity of the earth. 


The custom of watching tidal bores goes back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220 – 280), gaining popularity during the time of the Tang and Song dynasties (618 – 1279). Throughout history it has lured a constant stream of people to its river bank among which are poets who have left behind them a considerable number of poems in which to marvel at the Tidal Bore.


Great places to view Qiantang River Tidal Bore include Yan’guan in Haining, Xiaoshan Tidal Bore Watching City, Xiasha Bridge, Qibao, Sanbao, City Balcony, Nanxin Bridge and Jiuxi.

Yan’guan Town in Haining, Zhejiang is the most renowned place in which to watch the tidal bore which accounts for the alias of Qiantang River Tidal Bore – Haining Tidal Bore. Every year the Qiantang River Tidal Bore Watching Festival is held here and this year the 23rd Qiantang River (Haining) Tidal Bore Watching Festival will raise its curtain with an opening ceremony to be held on Sept. 15 in Baishitan Square in the Tidal Bore Watching Park in Yan’guan.

Besides watching the spectacular Qiantang River Tidal Bore this year’s festival will, from Sept.15 to 18, present visitors with lively markets, traditional temple fairs and folk performances as well as customs in which to worship the god of tide. Please note the 7th Haining Tidal Bore Music Festival will be held from Sept. 24 to 25.
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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