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Hukou Waterfall

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Address: Hukou Town, Ji County 042200, China
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The Hukou Waterfall is the second largest waterfall in China and the...

The Hukou Waterfall is the second largest waterfall in China and the largest on the legendary Yellow River. As a result it is often claimed that this is "the only yellow waterfall in the world." It is right on the border between Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces. The 300-meter wide Yellow River suddenly narrows and is forced violently through a 20-meter-wide gorge before falling turbently as a waterfall. As with the other applications I've submitted, I'd be happy to provide a major write up should you wish to give this a listing. On another note, I would suggest you consider reorganizing the categories of your listings for Shanxi. Listing them completely by counties doesn't really make sense. I'd be happy to make an alternative suggestion if you'd like. (Heather Pickerell, alias ShanxiFan)

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We didn't see this one coming! When a friend told us that we must see the Yellow River we gladly agreed but it was not what we've expected. The Yellow River you see on tv is this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't see this one coming! When a friend told us that we must see the Yellow River we gladly agreed but it was not what we've expected. The Yellow River you see on tv is this super wide slow moving stream. So the Hukou Waterfall was a great surprise! It is so loud and vibrant! And beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had heard of these "famous" waterfalls and not sure what to expect. As we approached the falls we had the Yellow River alongside the road and it looked rather small so I was wondering how good could these falls be? As we walked down and got closer you could see the falls and the Yellow river behind the falls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting Hukou Falls. It was very beautiful and there was a little cave you could walk down to see the falls way better! But it requires a little extra money. There were also a lot of men in traditional style clothing with donkeys that you could pay to take pictures with. I decided to give it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Possible to visit the falls on a day trip from Pingyao, be very early at Pingyao train station (the one close to the walled town). It's train from Pingyao to Linfen then a shared taxi to Hukou Falls. Taxis are waiting outside of Linfen train station and departing when full (3-4 passengers). It wasn't expensive as I had another couple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was with a group and we traveled 2 hours by bus from Linfen and after our visit to the waterfall we traveled 4 hours to Pingyao. So a number of hours needed to see the falls. In my mind I was expecting a waterfall which would fall straight down and this is not lke that but it is still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Heard of Hukuo Pubu (壶口瀑布), saw it on television. The upstream of the Yellow River narrows, just like the spout of the kettle, that's where the name was given. Gushing water splashed all over with great strength. On one side of the river is provinces of Shanxi and the other side Shaanxi. I was on the side of Shaanxi, saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The scene was magnificent. You get to see and feel the falls up close (read: getting wet by the water molecules in the air). And since it is the Yellow River, the water is yellow/ brownish. This came to my mind: 万马奔腾 like ten thousand horses galloping ahead. Breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is quite a natural site to see. The drop and power of the water is amazing. I would of loved to see it when it is all bright and colorful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I visited this place as part of 2D1N Yanan/Hukou tour from Xian, as the journey was very far and the transportation was inconvenient. The tour price was 480 yuan, plus another 85 yuan for compulsory group Chinese meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner & 1 breakfast). Food was ok, hotel was pathetic. There were 48 of us in the group, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Lets start by saying that this is NOT a Niagara Falls! But, it is a splendid day trip and one can walk right up to the water and get close. It makes for terrific photos and there's not too many hawkers selling their wares except the occasional donkey rides. This waterfall is on one of China's largest river networks called... More 

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