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Huangguoshu Waterfall

   Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall
(huáng guǒ shù pù bù 黄果树瀑布) is located on the Baishui River (bái shuǐ hé 白水河) at Zhenning Buyi and Miao Ethnic Minority Autonoumous County (zhèn níng bù yī zú miáo zú zì zhì xiàn 镇宁布依族苗族自治县), Anshun City (ān shùn shì 安顺市) of Guizhou Province (guì zhōu shěng 贵州省). It is the largest waterfall in China and Asia. It is crowned as the No. 1 Waterfall in China. And it is also ranked in the famous waterfall all over the world.

Huangguoshu WaterfallHuangguoshu Waterfall got its name because of a local plant, namely, the Yellow Fruit Tree (huáng guǒ shù 黄果树). It is famous for its greatness and the waterfall group. Huangguoshu Waterfall is the greatest one among them, which is 101 meters wide, with a drop of 67 meters. It is only waterfall that can be appreciated from different position. As early as in the Ming Dynasty (míng cháo 明朝), the geologist Xu Xiake (xú xiá kè 徐霞客) highly praised the Huangguoshu Waterfall. Because of the rich rain in Guizhou Province, the waterfall has never draught-up. In the rainy season, the water is like a curtain, through which you even cannot see the stones behind the waterfall. It is just like ten thousand horses galloping ahead.

Huangguoshu WaterfallHuangguoshu Waterfall is the only waterfall with a Water-Curtain Cave (shuǐ lián dòng 水帘洞) intersects the waterfall. The cave is 40 to 47 meters high behind the waterfall, in which there are 6 caves. The second cave is about 10 meters wide. You can enjoy the scene of the water flowing down. In the third cave you can clearly hear the noise of the waterfall, which is like a symphony pleasing to the ear. The fourth cave is also called Mopu Flat (mō pù tái 摸瀑台), on which you can touch the waterfall if you stretch your arms. Through the fourth cave, which is also the highest cave, you can see the green slope of Huaguoshan Mountain (huā guǒ shān 花果山).

   Rhinoceros Pool
The waterfall is falling from the lofty place and strike a deep pool below. It is said that there was once a rhinoceros landed from the pool, and also because of its rhinoceros-liked shape, hence the name Rhinoceros Pool (xī niú tán 犀牛潭). The pool was 11.1 meters deep, on both side of which there are various vegetations growing on the cliff.

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Location: No. 123, Huangguoshu Town, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
Admission fee: CNY 180
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1. You can take a tourist bus at Guiyang Tourist Bus Station to get to Huangguoshu Waterfall, which will take you 2 hours
2. You can take a bus at Guiyang long-distance bus station to Anshun, and then take a minibus to Huangguoshu
1. The best time for you to visit Huangguoshu Waterfall is in July and August, during which it is the rainy season, and the waterfall is greater than that of the other months.
2. You’d better take an umbrella when you visit the waterfall, otherwise you will be wet through. You also can bought a disposable raincoat in the scenic area.
3. The Rhinoceros Pool is an ideal place for you to take a photo.
Attractions nearby: Huajiang Canyon, Wulong Temple