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Hukou Waterfall

Hukou Town, Ji County 042200, China
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Disappointing, unless you're a history buff

First the information given to tourists : the Hakuo waterfall (壶口瀑布Hǔkǒu Pùbù) is the largest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Unexpectedly amazing!

We didn't see this one coming! When a friend told us that we must see the Yellow River we gladly... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

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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 25 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
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is quite a natural site to see. The drop and power of the water is amazing. I would of loved to see it when it is all bright and colorful.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I visited this place as part of 2D1N Yanan/Hukou tour from Xian, as the journey was very far and the transportation was inconvenient. The tour price was 480 yuan, plus another 85 yuan for compulsory group Chinese meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner & 1 breakfast)....More

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Phanop L
Hi , I want to go to Hukou waterfall on sunday 6-5-2017 on 6.30 am , Is there anyone who want to share the taxi with me??
8 April 2017|
Response from Phanop L |
I start my trip from Linfen , thank you
Can anyone recommend a tour agent in Xian for a day tour to Hukou Waterfall? Thanks
6 September 2016|
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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
Plan to visit hukou waterfall and ping yau ancient town? Any reliable local tour?
11 May 2016|
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.