Hukou Waterfall

Hukou Waterfall, Ji County: Hours, Address, Hukou Waterfall Reviews: 4.5/5

Hukou Waterfall
4.5
Bodies of Water • Waterfalls
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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omega123
Singapore, Singapore5,912 contributions
Worth The Trip
Dec 2019
The waterfall is located at the province border between Sha'anxi (陕西)and Shanxi (山西) having the Yellow River as the divider. I made the road trip from Xi'an city , about 3.5 hour to reach the ticket office.

Entrance fee is RMB100 for any time of the year if you intend to view head on while the rear view is RMB50. Shuttle bus is RMB10/head/way.

The head on view is definitely worth the ticket cost, no regrets.
Written December 25, 2019
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KL1234_12
Taipei, Taiwan107 contributions
An Amazing Waterfall
Oct 2019
This is a powerful waterfall in the route of one of the longest river in China- Yellow River. Actually we have been to a place close to the source of the Yellow River and the water was amazingly clear. But the pounding and roaring of the river here was impressive, and indeed the water was yellowish because it had just cut through the plateau of clay ahead. It took us several hours to drive but it is well worth the trip.
Written November 30, 2019
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Jeffrey H
Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
Powerful Yellow River headwaters waterfall that you can walk right up to
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is one of the few magnificent waterfalls that start at land level and flow down hill. You can get up close and personal. Well worth the visit. Xian Province is on one side of the waterfall and Shanxi Province is on the other side. I approached from the Shanxi side which I believe to be the best side.
Written May 16, 2019
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Norbi S
Huizhou, China183 contributions
Totally worth the trip
Aug 2018 • Solo
It's definitely not easy to get to Hukou, but there is no doubt in my mind that it was worth it. This waterfall is one of a kind, it's really beautiful. I would recommend visiting it if you have the time in this area. I wish I had my bike to just ride around the area.
Written January 3, 2019
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Arthur C
East District, Hsinchu134 contributions
Overpowering
Sep 2018 • Friends
It takes 4 hours driving to this waterfall from the Xi'an city but it is worth! This is the second largest waterfall in China and also the largest waterfall on the Yellow River; also called the mother river of China. When we arrived there, the sound of water has already caught our attention. When we see the flow of water, we are shocked and amazed by the natural scene. It is really not easy to describe how gorgeous and overwhelming of this waterfall.

When the Yellow River approaches the Hukou Mountain, the water is blocked by the mountain causing the velocity of the water increases. Then, the water plunges over a narrow opening on a cliff, forming the waterfall. It looks like the water coming out from the mouth of a teapot. This is why it is called Hukou; a Chinese pinyin of teapot mouth!
Written September 26, 2018
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Rita B
Shaanxi, China211 contributions
Loved the falls
Aug 2018 • Friends
My friend and I loved the falls, neither of us wanted to leave, but had to.

First of all, let me tell you that although it is easy and much cheaper to take the long distance bus to the falls, you might want to consider a private driver, who will take you and wait for. We wished we had done this, but hindsight is 20/20.

The bus took about 4 hours to get there. Not only does it stop to pick up passengers, but it stops the first time to visit a field where the army once planted crops for the locals.

There is still another stop before you get to the falls. It stops in a tourist area. People bang cymbals and a red drum, sell fruit and souvenirs, and there are of course, restaurants. This stop is about 30 minutes long. One the one hand it was nice to get out of the bus and stretch the legs, but after being on the bus for a long time and ready to get to the destination, this stop seemed like a waste of time. There really isn't much there.

We were told that the bus only took 2-2 1/2 hours.

Then, when you get to the falls, you only have 1 1/2 hours to see them. This is enough time since the falls are essentially spread out in a small area. You can walk from one end to the other in less than 30 minutes.

I thought the falls were amazing.

Be advised, wear shoes and clothing that you don't mind if they get wet or muddy. You can feel the spray from the falls, and the pathways are often dirty and the surrounding areas can be muddy. I saw women in dresses and sandals, not a wise choice in my opinion.

You can also buy tickets inside the train station as part of a tour, I know it is much more expensive and you stop at various places along the way. I think you go to the falls last. I don't remember the amount of time they would spend there.

In addition, you can hire a taxi driver to take you. One driver wanted to charge us 250 yuan per person. He said he would drive us straight there and wait for us then bring us back. You might or might not be able to negotiate, but we do wish we had hired one to take us directly there and back, and according to our schedule.

I do recommend a visit.
Written August 20, 2018
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christiane w
Mauritius31 contributions
Impressive Hukou Waterfall
Jul 2018 • Family
It took over 5 hours from Xian to Hukou waterfall by coach bus. There were so many people there and you can have a very nice and close view of the waterfall, which is really impressive. From where you stand to look at the waterfall, you can see people from Shanxi province on the other side of the Yellow River.
Written August 5, 2018
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Rose G
94 contributions
The Yellow waterfall that separates Shanix and Shaanix Provinces
Jun 2018 • Friends
Stand in awe and take in the sights and sounds of the world's largest yellow waterfall. You can have your photo taken by onsite professional photograhers at Rmb150 per photo; the photo took 10 mins to be ready. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the gushing waterfall and marvel at mother nature's greatness.
Written July 3, 2018
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peeteeteepee
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
A different type of waterfall
Apr 2018
This was one of the stops on our Silk Road Tour and it took over a little over 3 hours from Yanan to get to the waterfall by coach bus. Along the way, we stopped at the Nanniwan Revolutionary site. Also, along the way, there are many of the cave dwellings so keep your eyes opened. In fact, after the visit to the waterfall, we stopped at a cave dwelling site for lunch and the caves are fitted out to give tourists an idea of what they look like. The cave dwelling is one of 4 traditional Chinese dwellings. The waterfall is famous because it's the only yellow waterfall in the world (so they say) because of the loess it carries. It's called Hukou as in mouth of the teapot and hence the tremendous gushing of the water as the Yellow river forces its way into this narrow opening. I can't imagine what the force will be like during the flood season. There isn't much of a vertical drop.
Written June 26, 2018
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John L
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Chong le
May 2018 • Family
Plenty of hotels and decent places to eat. The waterfall is something to definitely plan to see if you're in the area. Beware of crowds.
Written May 25, 2018
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