Around 10,000 visitors showed up to view the first Qiantang River tide of the Lunar New Year in Haining, Zhejiang province yesterday.
Every year, the location sees thousands of tourists who gather to watch the massive tide, IBTimes reports.
Tidal waves are seen each year at the river during the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, with the most violent tide reaching a height of nine metres (29.5 feet), according to the local media.
Qiantang River is one of the few places in the world where the tidal phenomenon occurs, when an incoming tide forms a wave that travels up a river against the direction of the river’s current.
The funnel shape of Hangzhou Bay likewise contributes to the particularly powerful size of the tidal wave.