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Huangguoshu Waterfall – the Largest and Most Spectacular Waterfall in Asia

As a significant part of Huangguoshu National Park, Huangguoshu Waterfall in China is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Together with Tianxingqiao Scenic Area and Doupotang Waterfall, the scenic area attracts millions of tourists every year. There are 18 waterfalls in this area, consisting of the largest waterfall clusters in the world, among which Huangguoshu Waterfall is the most spectacular one.

Huangguoshu Waterfall Facts

  • Location:Huangguoshu Town, Zhenning Buyi and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
  • Type: Waterfallclusters
  • Best timeto visit: June to August (rainy season)
  • Time needed:6-7 hours
  • Popular activities:Photography, hiking
  • Opening hours:07:00 – 18:00 (Mar. to Nov.); 07:30-18:00 (Dec. to next Feb.)
  • Tickets:Covered in the ticket of Huangguoshu National Park with CNY 160


Guizhou Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall

Overview of Huangguoshu Waterfall & Reasons to Go

As the largest waterfall in Asia, Huangguoshu Waterfall is a must-see attraction on your travel to Guizhou. It got its name from a commonly seen plant Ficus virens, which is named Huangguoshu in Chinese. The great waterfall is 77.8 meters high and 101 meters wide, with lush forests surrounding it.

Besides, Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou presents different views in different seasons. In summer and autumn, the water volume increases significantly, giving the waterfall great momentum. In winter which is the dry season, the waterfall cascades and turns graceful. Furthermore, Huangguoshu Waterfall is the only waterfall that allows visitors to admire it from six different angles, even from the back of it. By the way, there are many rare plants and wild animals near Huangguoshu Waterfall in this scenic area.

Reasons to Go to Huangguoshu Waterfall

  • Huangguoshu Waterfallis the largest waterfall in Asia and one of the most beautiful places in China, the magnificence of it cannot be missed. Visiting this wonder of nature, you will be shocked.
  • This scenic area offers good hiking opportunities, and it must be a wonderful experience for you to hike the trails to marvel at this area.
  • As Huangguoshu National Parkis located in Zhenning Buyi and Miao Autonomous County, you can visit the Buyi and Miao ethnic minorities nearby and learn about their culture.

Other Attractions in Huangguoshu National Park

Tianxingqiao Scenic Area

Located 6 kilometers downstream of Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxingqiao is a newly developed scenic area. It has three scenic spots, including the Tianxing Bonsai, Tianxing Cave, and a stone forest on the water. Besides, this area attracts visitors for its dense stalagmites and lush forests.


Tianxingqiao Huangguoshu Waterfall
Tianxingqiao Scenic Area

Water-Curtain Cave

This is a karst cave behind the Huangguoshu Waterfall, from which you can see the soul-stirring waterfall. If you are interested in unique rock formations and stunning water features, never miss this place.

Doupotang Waterfall

Located at the upper stream of Huangguoshu Waterfall, this waterfall is known for its unique horseshoe shape. It is 21 meters high and 105 meters wide, which makes it the widest waterfall in Huangguoshu National Park. Besides, it is a popular spot for photography.

Silver Chain Waterfall

This is one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the scenic area. Located near the Huangguoshu Waterfall, this waterfall is funnel-shaped at the upper part with a gouge puddle at the bottom. The water is divided into chains by the Gaihua Beach and falls into the deep pond, presenting a stunning view.


Silver Chain Waterfall Huangguoshu
Silver Chain Waterfall

Best Time to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall

The best time to visit Huangguoshu Waterfall of Guizhou in China is from June to August when the waterfall is at its most spectacular due to the rainy season. Since summer is the peak season, consider getting there in the early morning to avoid crowds. If you prefer a less crowded experience, you can also visit there in spring or autumn when the Huangguoshu Waterfall also greets you with beautiful scenery.

How to Get to Huangguoshu Waterfall

From Anshun

Go to Anshun West Bus Station or Anshun East Bus Station to take a bus to Huangguoshu National Park where the Huangguoshu Waterfall is located. It takes about 45 minutes and costs 22 RMB per person. Besides, if you travel by plane and arrive at the Anshun Huangguoshu Airport, you can take a taxi to Huangguoshu Waterfall, which costs about CNY 100.

From Guiyang

Guiyang is 150 kilometers from Huangguoshu Waterfall. You can go to Guiyang North Railway Station and take a train to Anshun West Railway Station, and the bus station is next to it. From there, take a bus to Huangguoshu National Park. Besides, you can also take a direct bus to the Huangguoshu Waterfall from Guiyang Old Bus Station or Guiyang North Bus Station, which takes about 2.5 hours and costs CNY 55.

Tips for Visiting Huangguoshu National Park

  • Recommended route: Huangguoshu Waterfall- Doupotang Waterfall – Tianxingqiao Scenic Area
  • The trails in the scenic area are slippery, so don’t wear high-heeled shoes or plastic sandals.
  • Take a raincoat with you, especially inthe wet season. Or you can get a raincoat in the scenic area, which costs CNY 5.
  • Huangguoshu Waterfall will be less crowded in the morning, so consider staying in a hotel within this scenic areaand visiting there earlier. By the way, Huangguoshu Grand Valley Hotel Resort is not a bad choice.

Attractions Nearby Huangguoshu Waterfall

Anshun is a beautiful city with many tourist attractions. Below are the popular places near Huangguoshu Waterfall.

  • Dragon Palace Cave: This is a unique karst landform where you can see limestone caves, valleys, waterfalls, and forests.
  • Tianlong Tunpu: This village is a world of stones, and it kept the ancient architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Never miss the local drama performances on your Guizhou tours to Tianlong Tunpu, which is really
  • Buyi Village:There is an ancient Buyi village near the Huangguoshu Waterfall scenic area, which has a history of over 600 years. The small village mainly features stone architecture, including stone walls, residences, and roads.

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