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“Eye opener!! The raging waterfall is awesome!”
Review of Hukou Waterfall

Hukou Waterfall
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Private Tour: One Day Hukou Waterfall Tour From Xian
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Ji County
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Owner description: 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)
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 these moments through the lens. Love it.....

Thank Edelinetan
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Two thumbs up because you are seeing the Yellow River and a Yellow Waterfall! The Yellow River is among the longest in the world and is also known as the cradle to Chinese civilisation so that itself is worth the visit. And the wow factor when combined with the waterfalls!

We were told that Hukou is the better side to see the Yellow River "Huang He" and we were thrilled. There were just so many beautiful aspects of it i.e. the surroudning mountains, the intensity of the river, right between two provinces and we were very fortunate to catch the rainbow just above the falls etc.. We arrived at 9am during the winter/spring period and the less rapid water and lower tide allow visitors to get really close and not too crowded.

It's a fairly long ride from Taiyuan so we arrived the night before and stayed at a nearby hotel (don't have high expectation). We were told morning would be the best time to visit and we did that.

Thank Gary Y
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

It is not easy to reach these, the largest yellow falls in the world. Note they are not huge falls, but merely the largest 'yellow' falls, because the water in the Yellow River, the 'mother' river of China contains much soil eroded from the Loess Plateau. My guide, Linda Guolz, and I travelled from Xi'an to Yan'an on the Loess Plateau. We spent the afternoon visiting Ansai as the bus to the Hukuo Waterfall had left earlier that morning. The bus terminal is opposite the Yan'an railway station. The bus trip out to the Hukuo Falls takes almost 3 hours, but allows the traveller to view valley farming, mostly corn crops, before the road climbs up into the terraced hills, where apples are the main crop. These western Shaanxi hills had become severely eroded in past centuries, but in recent years grazing livestock have been removed and farmers were compensated for land which was then planted with trees. Other farmers were encouraged to terrace their land and establish apple orchards. This is proving to be a success story. The flow of sediment from the Plateau into the Yellow River has been reduced by more than 100 million tons each year. The Plateau drops away sharply to reveal the gorge of the Yellow River. The storm season is August at which time a greater flow of water would be expected. Due to ice making conditions slippery, the falls are closed to the public between October and April.

3  Thank Margaretfay
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We got up very early in the morning, excited to finally see the Hukou Waterfall, the second largest in China after Huangguoshu in Guizhou Province. The thundering sound could be heard from a distance and the mist could be seen from afar, acting as a screen for rainbows; I was glad my simplistic camera was able to capture several rainbow shots. The falls were amazing; I ran out of words to describe it.

2  Thank Jeffrey L
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile
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1  Thank 宏霖 洪
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