Haining is located in the north of Zhejiang Province and the Southern part of Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou flatlands, facing the Qiantang River in the south and to the east of Hangzhou. It is 61.5 kilometers away from Haining to Hangzhou, the provincial capital of Zhejiang, and 125 kilometers to Shanghai.
Because its splendid culture, prosperous economy, rich landscapes, Haining is reputed as "the land of fish and rice, the hometown of silk, and the city of leather". Haining has a long history with a splendid culture over 6000 years. In the city there are many places of historic interests and scenic beauties.
The world-famous Haining tides are called as a "marvellous spectacle in this world". The scence is and "unparalleled spectacle" as described by Su dongpo, the well-known poet in Song Dynasty. The Qiantang River Tidenbsp. Haining is also China's biggest production base of leather products and has been named as the "city of leather".
There are two gushing tides nature phenomena in the world. One is in the mouth of the Amazon river in South America, another is in the Haining which is in the north bank of the Qiantang river. From 1st to fifth, fifteenth to twentieth of every lunar month are great tides days. So you can view the tides in 120 days a year. On every 18th day of the 8th lunar month, the day is the “viewing tides” day in Chinese custom.
It was said the said the day is the god of tides' birthday. They will hold quite a few ceremonies for the birthday according to the local custom begging for the peace, placing their nice wishes on these. For a thousand years, the marvelous spectacle under heaven has attracted numberless famous people came to view the tides.
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