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10 most beautiful waterfalls in China

Updated: 2011-10-24
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It is quite an experience to stand next to rumbling waterfalls and hear the plummeting water pounding against the rocks. China.org.cn invites you to witness the power of nature with this list of top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in China.

 

 

10. The Magu Wonderland Waterfall, located at the base of Mount Heng in Hunan Province, flows down along three steps from a pool.

According to legend, Magu Wonderland was the place where the palace maid Magu celebrated the birthday of her master Lady Wei, the earliest nun at Mount Heng.

Tips

·Best time to go: September-October and December-February

·Admission: 100 yuan/person plus 3 yuan for insurance

 

 

9. The Detian Falls is located in Daxin County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, straddling the Sino-Vietnamese border. It is the fourth largest waterfall in world after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls along a national border.

The roaring waterfall is separated into three-tiered falls by rocks and trees, dropping more than 70 meters. It has a maximum width of 200 meters.

The waterfall is the largest naturally formed falls in Southeast Asia and has been identified as a top national tourist destination.

Tips

·Best time to go: July-November

·Admission: 80 yuan/person

 

 

8. Located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, the Hukou Waterfall is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River and the second largest waterfall in China after the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guzhou Province.

The Hukou Waterfall is naturally formed when water in the middle reaches of the Yellow River flows through the Jinxia Grand Canyon. The width of the waterfall changes with the season. It usually stretches 30 meters wide but can increase to 50 meters during the rainy season.

Tips

·Best time to go: April-May; September-November

·Admission: 81yuan/person

 

 

7. The Jiulong Waterfalls was voted one of the top six most beautiful Chinese waterfalls in a poll by "Chinese National Geography" magazine in 2005. It is a group of wide waterfalls at ten levels in Luopan County of Yunnan Province. The view of the falls varies level by level and they are connected with each other by shoals or pools, creating a fantasy world of water.

Yunnan is dubbed the "Red Earth Plateau" because more than half of its land is covered with red earth. During rainy season, the Jiulong Waterfalls is dyed red by the red earth it carries, making it popular with tourists throughout China.

Tips

·Best time to go: summer and autumn, especially June and July

·Admission: 10 yuan/person

 

 

6. The Black Dragon Pool Waterfall, situated on a 100-meter-high cliff of Mount Tai, is one of the top attractions in the Mount Tai area. Legend has it that the undersea dragon palace in East China Sea is connected with the pool, where dragons from the Sea can swim freely.
The pool's limpid water and mirror-smooth stones make an exhilarating treat for the eyes, while the ears are soothed by the sounds of the flowing water.

 

Tips

·Best time to go: April-November

·Cost:

125 yuan/person (Mar. - Oct.) for entry ticket plus 2 yuan for insurance;

100 yuan/person (Nov. - Feb.) for entry ticket plus 2 yuan for insurance;

80 yuan/person for single-way cable trip between Zhongtian Gate and Nantian Gate, 140 yuan/person for round trip;

80 yuan/person for single-way cable trip between Peach Blossom Valley and Nantian Gate, 140 yuan/person for round trip;

20 yuan/person for single-way cable trip between Houshi Wu and Nantian Gate, 40 yuan/person for round trip.

 

 

5. The Zhaga Waterfall is one of the two major scenic spots in Mounigou Valley of Sichuan Province together with the Erdaohai Scenic Area.

The Zhaga Waterfall is the largest travertine waterfall in China. It is 93.7 meters high and 35 meters wide with an elevation of 3,270 meters. A lake constitutes the upper reaches of the falls, which flow down into a multistep waterbed. When the waterfall rushes down from the travertine steps, it creates a large spray and an earsplitting sound.

 

Tips

·Best time to go: March-June; September-November

·Admission: 60 yuan/person

 

 

4. Walk a couple of miles upstream from the Shuzheng Lakes at Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province to find a pounding waterfall 20 meters high and 50 meters wide. The Shuzheng Waterfall is divided into several branches by the flourishing old trees bending in the waterfall.

The Shuzheng Waterfall may not have the width and size of its more famous counterparts like Nuorilang Waterfall and Pearl Shoal Waterfall, but it certainly has the grace and beauty that the others possess.

 

Tips

·Best time to go: October

·Cost:

220 yuan/person (April 1 –Nov. 15) for entry ticket plus 90 yuan/person for one-day bus ticket;

80 yuan/person (Nov. 16 - March 31) for entry ticket with 80 yuan/person for one-day bus ticket

 

 

3. Walk along the sightseeing deck to the north of the Panda Lake at Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province and you will find the rushing Panda Waterfalls.

These narrow falls drop 78 meters and cascade down to the Five Flower Lake over a series of rocky terraces. A wooden walkway allows visitors to descend alongside the falls.

In midwinter, the waterfalls become frozen into ice falls, creating a crystallized spectacle.

 

Tips

·Best time to go: October

·Cost:

220 yuan/person (April 1 –Nov. 15) for entry ticket plus 90 yuan/person for one-day bus ticket;

80 yuan/person (Nov. 16 - March 31) for entry ticket with 80 yuan/person for one-day bus ticket

 

 

2. The Chishui Waterfall, lying to the south of Chishui City of Guizhou Province, is one of the best waterfall wonders in China. It nears the height of the Huangguoshu Waterfall, at 76 meters high and 80 meters wide. The site is rated as an AAAA tourist attraction.

Tips

·Best time to go: April-October

·Admission: 40 yuan/person

 

 

1. The Huangguoshu Waterfall, located on the Baihe River in Anshun City of Guizhou Province, is the largest waterfall in China and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

It is 77.8 meters high and 101 meters wide. The main waterfall is 67 meters high and 83.3 meters wide. There are water-curtain caves naturally formed in the back of the waterfall.

Around the main waterfall are 18 minor waterfalls, composing a huge waterfall group, which was added to the Guinness book of world records as the world's largest waterfall cluster.

 

Tips

·Best time to go: summer and autumn, the rainy season

·Admission: 90 yuan/person in peak season and 70 yuan/person in off season

 

SOURCE: China Daily
 
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