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Hukou Waterfall

Hukou Town, Ji County 042200, China
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Marvelous to behold

I visited this place as part of 2D1N Yanan/Hukou tour from Xian, as the journey was very far and... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Singapore, Singapore
Nice way to spend an afternoon

Lets start by saying that this is NOT a Niagara Falls! But, it is a splendid day trip and one can... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2015
New York City, New York
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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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Hukou Town, Ji County 042200, China
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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

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Lets start by saying that this is NOT a Niagara Falls! But, it is a splendid day trip and one can walk right up to the water and get close. It makes for terrific photos and there's not too many hawkers selling their wares except...More

Thank howardxp1
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Must see place,the true power of nature,its more spectacular in rain season,as the water shows its true power. The Hukou falls are border for two provinces Shanxi and Shaanxi.

1  Thank Martins O
Reviewed 13 December 2014

If you are in Xian, do remember to book the local tour to Hukou Waterfall - 2D1N for RMB480, including 1 night accommodation at the hotel near Yellow River. If including 4 meals, 2 lunches, 1 dinner n 1 breakfast will be RMB 560 pay...More

5  Thank sy3717
Reviewed 21 October 2014

When you come to Xi'an, stay a bit longer and check out the Shaanxi province ... it has much more to offer than the terracotta army! Example: The yellow river waterfalls (Huanghe Hukou Pubu). Take a bus from the new (2014) East Bus Central Station...More

3  Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 3 October 2014

From Xian we took the local tour 2 days/1 night by bus with stopover at the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor and Yan'an. We paid RMB 480 per person which includes one night accommodation and entrance fees which I think it's cheap. The 400 km journey...More

2  Thank MyOlive
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We arrived at the Yellow River Hukou waterfall in late afternoon in mid-September. It’s a sunny day and the yellow river in fact is muddily brownish in color instead of yellow. After alighting from the mini coach, my wife and I already can hear the...More

1  Thank Qingzhe
Reviewed 16 September 2014

we almost dropped the hukou waterfall from our itinerary. but my buddy insisted that it was all worth it. so we went and we were impressed. there are two places you can go to view the waterfall, one on shanxi side and the other on...More

1  Thank bangzi
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The waterfall is amazing! We were there about a month after some major flooding, so the river really roared. Unfortunately, the roads and parking lots were in terrible states, and there didn't appear to be any construction pending. The restaurants are standard Chinese-tourist-group fare, which...More

1  Thank KarenTraveling
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....More

Thank Edelinetan
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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.