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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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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... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Must see place,the true power of nature,its more spectacular in rain season,as the water shows its true power. The Hukou falls are border for two provinces Shanxi and Shaanxi.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

If you are in Xian, do remember to book the local tour to Hukou Waterfall - 2D1N for RMB480, including 1 night accommodation at the hotel near Yellow River. If including 4 meals, 2 lunches, 1 dinner n 1 breakfast will be RMB 560 pay at the hotel tour counter. But, if you pay the meals price in the tour... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

When you come to Xi'an, stay a bit longer and check out the Shaanxi province ... it has much more to offer than the terracotta army! Example: The yellow river waterfalls (Huanghe Hukou Pubu). Take a bus from the new (2014) East Bus Central Station (east end of metro No. 1, price approx 120 RMB), ride 5,5 hours and stand... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

From Xian we took the local tour 2 days/1 night by bus with stopover at the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor and Yan'an. We paid RMB 480 per person which includes one night accommodation and entrance fees which I think it's cheap. The 400 km journey took us 7 hours. It has been raining for few days and we visited the... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2014

We arrived at the Yellow River Hukou waterfall in late afternoon in mid-September. It’s a sunny day and the yellow river in fact is muddily brownish in color instead of yellow. After alighting from the mini coach, my wife and I already can hear the thundering sound of the waterfall. Flowing and winding through uncountable mountains and gorges, the Yellow... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

we almost dropped the hukou waterfall from our itinerary. but my buddy insisted that it was all worth it. so we went and we were impressed. there are two places you can go to view the waterfall, one on shanxi side and the other on shaanxi side. we went to the shaanxi side, which, in my opinion, has a better... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The waterfall is amazing! We were there about a month after some major flooding, so the river really roared. Unfortunately, the roads and parking lots were in terrible states, and there didn't appear to be any construction pending. The restaurants are standard Chinese-tourist-group fare, which means over-priced but fairly flavorless. The restrooms were also standard Chinese-tourist-group, which means well below... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Though it is a long way to travel, it was the best attraction in my opinion in Shanxi. The yellow river rushing through just reminds me of nature's wonder and power. I was simply mesmerized for a moment and things than start to sink in. There are smaller rapids around that accentuate the photos... Pro photographers are sure to seize... More 

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