Huangguoshu Waterfall

Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel in Anshun. Do not miss it if you are in Guizhou Province.

Known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, it is 45 kilometers (28 miles) southwest of Anshun city in Guizhou Province. Together with minor waterfalls, the charms of Huangguoshu Waterfall are a natural tourist drawing card. Hospitable ethic groups add the human touch.

There are mainly three National Parks in this waterfall national park: Waterfalls Cluster, Water-Curtain Cave and Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan).

Waterfalls Cluster

Huangguoshu is the best known of some 18 in a cluster of waterfalls. Its flow is seasonally adjusted. A reservoir behind the waterfall holds back some of the water. Doupotang Waterfall, one kilometer (less than one mile) up the river to Huangguoshu Waterfall, at 105 meters (344 feet) across is the widest. It is 21 meters (69 feet) high. Other waterfalls like LuosiTan Waterfall, Silver-Chain Waterfall and Dishuitan Waterfall all have their distinct features.

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall  

Water-Curtain Cave

The Water-Curtain Cave dissects Huangguoshu and provides visitors view ports on the waterfall. The total length of the cave is 134 meters (440 feet), including windows and halls. A road on the mountainside leads into the Water-Curtain Cave, where the fall can be heard, watched and touched. On a sunny day, a rainbow arches over the falls.

Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan)

Eleven meters (36 feet) deep, the pool is Rhinoceros shaped and stays submerged year round. Standing inside Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool to enjoy the flowing-down of the Huangguoshu Waterfall, you may feel bunches of pearls and silver chains are falling upon you. What a grand and peculiarly attractive scene!
View a different waterfall from vantage points. We recommend the following. The first one is Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Pu Ting), where you could see the panorama of the whole waterfall. Then, seen from Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting), you could view the grand scene of surging water. The third one is the Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool. The marvelous night scene of the grand waterfall creates lasting impressions. Don't miss it, please.

The climate in the area is moderate. Average temperature is 16 degrees centigrade -- an ideal summer resort. Nearby Huangguoshu Waterfall Hotel is rated three-star.
Buyi Minority People Play Suona
Buyi Minority People Play Suona
Doupotang Waterfall in Huangguoshu, Anshun
Doupotang Waterfall

Suggestion:Take an umbrella with you to the falls. You may get very wet without one.

How to get to Huangguoshu Waterfall

1. take regular bus from Jinyang Passenger Transport Bus Station to the scenic area directly. It departs every 45 minutes from 07:40 to 12:45.
2. take regular bus from Anshun South Passenger Transport Bus Station to the scenic area. It departs every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 19:00.
Admission Fee (including Waterfall, Tianxingqiao Bridge and Doupotang Scenic Areas): March-November: CNY 160  
December-February: CNY 150
Sightseeing Bus CNY 50; free for children under 1.4m (4.6ft) if not taking a seat.
Escalator Round trip: CNY 50; Single trip: CNY 30
Opening Hours: Waterfall & Doupotang Scenic Area: 07:30 to 18:00
Tianxingqiao Bridge: 07:30 to 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit: Two hours

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- Last updated on Jun. 01, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Huangguoshu Waterfall
Asked by Patrizia from ITALY | Jun. 01, 2023 11:59Reply
Is the Huangguoshu waterfall visit challenging for people that cannot walk a lot or making steps?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin | Jun. 01, 2023 19:15

Generally, it is not difficult to visit the great waterfall as it also offers elevator to descend and ascend.
Asked by Chirasak from THAILAND | Mar. 31, 2019 10:00Reply
How to get to Huangguoshu Waterfall from Anshun West railway station?
I will arrive to Anshun West by High speed train and then I want to go waterfall.
How to get to Waterfall from Anshun West railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by David from SINGAPORE | Apr. 09, 2019 18:51

You can take bus no.19 to East Coach Station first. After arriving, there are many coaches that can take you to the scenic area. The bus schedules are from 07:30 to 17:30 every 15-20 mins. The duration is 40-50 mins. The ticket fare is CNY20/person.
Asked by Ben from CANADA | Jan. 16, 2019 09:11Reply
How is the waterfall in January? I'm in Guizhou province and I would like to visit the falls.
Is it worth it in January? Is there much flow over the falls at this time of year?


Answers (1)
Answered by Fay from FINLAND | Jan. 17, 2019 01:10

Generally speaking, June to October is the best time to tour around this scenic area. In January, the water flow is small.
Asked by ELSIE96 | Oct. 23, 2018 18:36Reply
Is early December okay to visit the Huangguoshu waterfall ?
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Answered by David from USA | Oct. 24, 2018 19:54

To be honest, it is not a good time to visit the waterfall because it is right in the dry season in December and the waterfall is small. You are advised to tour there in August and September.
Answered by ELSIE96 | Oct. 26, 2018 20:37

Unfortunately I'll be in this area only in early December, should I visit it anyway? I did visit Huanglong in a dry spell and it was very disappointing but not sure how affected this attraction would be. Skip it?
Answered by David | Oct. 28, 2018 18:39

If you visit there, you may see the beautiful golden autumn scenery but the waterfall is indeed smaller so it depends on you.
Asked by Irit Avishy-Zviel from ISRAEL | Jun. 11, 2018 08:19Reply
Is it any trasportation between the Waterfall and the Dragon Palace
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from NAMIBIA | Jun. 11, 2018 21:10

No direct bus is available between the two places, but you can go back to Anshun. A lot of buses depart from there to the two places respectively.
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