Huangguoshu Waterfall


Huangguoshu Waterfall

by Live in Guizhou

Image Source: Sohu News, Xinhua News

Huangguoshu Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Asia and one of the grandest waterfalls in the world. Located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou Province, which is 140 kilometers away from the downtown of Guiyang. It is famous at home and abroad for the magnificent main falls and the densely distributed waterfalls.

During the rainy season (May to October), the water rolls down to the Rhinoceros Pool like thousands of horses galloping and shakes the ground and the hill. The thunderous roar of the falls can be heard several kilometers away. Heavy rain in this season has caused the falls to be at their most spectacular. The dry season starts in November and lasts until April. In March and April, the flow of water can become a trickle.

Further adding to the allure of Huangguoshu Falls is the presence of the other 18 cascades both above and below the head falls. Huangguoshu is also the only place with naturally perforated waterfall caves. There is a marvelous Water-Curtain Cave located at the back of the waterfall. It is 134 meters long down to the foot of the falls, allowing visitors to not only view, but to hear and touch the waterfall. In its depths, one can watch a multitude of pearl-like strings of water fall down over one’s head and also observe rainbows in the fine drizzle. It is really a spectacular view.