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Huangguoshu Waterfall

a bird view of Huangguoshu WaterfallHuangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel.

Huangguoshu Waterfall is 45 kilometers (28 miles) southwest of Anshun city in Guizhou Province, known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park. Together with minor waterfalls, the charms of Huangguoshu Waterfall are a natural tourist drawing card. Hospitable ethic groups add the human touch.

National Parks

Huangguoshu Waterfalls Cluster: Huangguoshu Waterfall is the best known one of some 18 in a cluster of waterfalls. Its flow is seasonally adjusted. A reservoir behind Huangguoshu Waterfall with a small rainbowthe waterfall holds back some of the water. Doupotang Waterfall, one kilometer (less than one mile) up the river to Huangguoshu Waterfall, at 105 meters (344 feet) across is the widest. It is 21 meters (69 feet) high. Other waterfalls like Luositan Waterfall, Silver-Chain Waterfall and Dishuitan Waterfall all have their distinct features.

Water-Curtain Cave: The Water-Curtain Cave dissects Huangguoshu Waterfall and provides visitors view ports on the waterfall. The total length of the cave is 134 meters (440 feet), including windows and halls. A road on the mountainside leads into the Water-Curtain Cave, where the waterfall can be heard, watched and touched. On a sunny day, a rainbow arches over the falls.

Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan): Eleven meters (36 feet) deep, the pool is Rhinoceros shaped and stays submerged all year round. Standing inside Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool to enjoy the flowing-down of the Huangguoshu Waterfall, you may feel bunches of pearls and silver chains are falling upon you. What a grand and peculiarly attractive scene! Do not miss the park if you are in Guizhou Province.

View a different Huangguoshu Waterfall from vantage points. We recommend the following. The first one is Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Pu Ting), where you could see the panorama of the whole waterfall. Then, seen from Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting), you could view the grand scene of surging Huangguoshu Waterfall with blue sky and treeswater. The third one is the Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool. The marvelous night scene of the grand waterfall creates lasting impressions.


Huangguoshu Waterfall Tour

The climate in Huangguoshu Waterfall is moderate. Average temperature is 16 degrees centigrade -- an ideal summer resort. The suggestion for tourists is that take an umbrella with you to the falls or you may get very wet.