China’s Top 3 Waterfalls

Waterfall is a kind of ultimate beauty of nature, which is wild, inspiring, intoxicating, and draw lots of eyeballs! As a country of vast and varied land, China have a myriad of beautiful waterfalls, among which, Hukou Waterfall, Huangguoshu Waterfall and Detian Waterfall are generally believed to be the top three in China.

Hukou Waterfall (壶口瀑布 – Hǔkǒu Pùbù)

Located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, 50 km to the east of Yichuan country, Hukou Waterfall stands out not only for being the second largest waterfall in China, but also its yellowish appearance, which is unique in the world. The Yellow River keeps rolling along, when coming to the middle reaches through Jinxia Grand Canyon, it suddenly falls down and perfectly forms the tremendous Hukou Waterfall of 30 m width and 50 m depth (may vary with season changes).

Top 3 Waterfalls in China

Hukou Waterfall

If you make your way to Hukou Waterfall, you will be rewarded with an amazing experience. There are shapeless mist all round emerging from the turbulent water, rainbows of different sizes and shapes shined through by the light, Qilangwo Bridge beneath the waterfall which connects Shanxi and Shaanxi, icefall made up of numerous ice cubes at the advent of winter… let alone the rolling and roaring Yellow River and the magnificent waterfall itself!

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Top 3 Waterfalls in China

Rainbow spanning on Hukou Waterfall

Huangguoshu Waterfall (黃果树瀑布-Huángguǒshù Pùbù)

China’s most engaging waterfall is Huangguoshu Waterfall, located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou province. 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide make it the largest waterfall in Asia. Destination as majestic as Huangguoshu Waterfall is not alone, as there are 18 cascades of distinctive features nearby, which form different patterns of the group falls, full of the charm of natural wonders. If you are a waterfall buffs, come and see it in person.

Top 3 Waterfalls in China

Huangguoshu Waterfall

A tempting way to explore Huangguoshu Waterfall is to walk behind the wall of water and into the Water-Curtain Cave, where you can immerse yourself in the waterfall, hear it, touch it and feel it. Recommended viewing spots are Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion and Water-Viewing Stage, where you can appreciate the panorama and get a bird’s eye view separately. Huangguoshu Waterfall is easy to access with convenient transport and well-appointed tourist facilities. JUST TRY BEST to avoid visiting during China’s national holidays, as you are most likely to come across the jams of crowds.

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Top 3 Waterfalls in China

Water-Curtain Cave

The Detian Waterfall (德天瀑布-Détiān Pùbù)

The Detian Waterfall is a transnational waterfall shared by both China and Vietnam, located in Daxin County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Chinese side). With a 200 meter wide (including both Vietnamese side and the Chinese side) and 75 meter drop, it claims to be the largest transnational waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest transnational waterfall in the world. The waterfall flows at its maximum and reaches fever pitch during the rainy season in summer, creating a shockingly powerful effect!

Top 3 Waterfalls in China

The Detian Waterfall

Some people might be curious about the other part named the Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Vietnamese side. Anyway, you can also see it right here on the Chinese side. Further adding to its allure is the picturesque karst hills surrounding (Guilin in the same province has even better Karst sceneries) and the exciting activities like boating, fishing and climbing. Detian Waterfall reminds, despite the immense popularity of a visit, a tranquil and pleasant place, especially with a tiny Buddhist shrine at the top of the Falls.

Top 3 Waterfalls in China

Take a close look at The Detian Waterfall