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Hukou Waterfall

Hukou Town, Ji County 042200, China
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Amazing views of the Yellow River

This is a must-see for those visiting the Shanxi province in China. The brown and muddy water of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
yipjcs88
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Hong Kong, China
The power of water – must see!

Simply, you must see Hukou Waterfall and feel the power of Yellow River. Although it is long drive... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Ivica S
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see for those visiting the Shanxi province in China. The brown and muddy water of the Yellow River pours down like from the nozzle of a teapot, hence its name Hukou (teapot nozzle). One should go there in the summer months especially...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Simply, you must see Hukou Waterfall and feel the power of Yellow River. Although it is long drive from Xi'an to Hukou, it is worth going. The waterfall is extremely beautiful, and although today it was not as yellow as it use to be, it...More

1  Thank Ivica S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

First the information given to tourists : the Hakuo waterfall (壶口瀑布Hǔkǒu Pùbù) is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River. It is located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province. The width of the waterfall changes with the season, usually 30 meters (98...More

1  Thank Pengilld
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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...More

Thank maniunchik
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank BazinSG
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Walnut8993
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...More

Thank GoranWembley
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...More

Thank Lee m
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...More

Thank 2015ECL05
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...More

Thank ihui
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Phanop L
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I start my trip from Linfen , thank you
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Response from 2015ECL05 | Reviewed this property |
I followed Chinaxian tour. I booked online, with USD50 deposit, balance cash when I meet the local guide. They offered 2 options, the cheaper tour by bus followed the local chinese tourist, whereas another private, with... More
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Response from Tim R | Reviewed this property |
There is many options out of Xi'ian for day tours which can include this. I took a two day tour which included this site.
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