How to Get to Hukou Waterfall 2022
Hukou Waterfall is a natural wonder on China's mother river - Yellow River. Known as the largest yellowish waterfall in the world and the second largest waterfall in China, it has inspired many poets and literary men as well as travelers. Many travelers regard it as a very nice supplement to their great cultural experience in Shanxi's other top destinations, like Pingyao, Datong, Mount Wutai, etc. or in Xian, Shaanxi.
Where is Hukou Waterfall
Hukou Waterfall is located on the Yellow River between Shanxi province and Shaanxi province. Two scenic areas respectively in Shanxi province and Shaanxi province are established, and you can appreciate the majesty of Hukou Waterfall from both of the two areas. So before planning your Hukou Waterfall tour, please make sure that you know which Hukou Waterfal Scenic Area you want to visit.
Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shanxi is located in Hukou Town, Jixian County, Linfen City, Shanxi Province (临汾市吉县壶口镇) while Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi is located in Yichuan County, Yanan City, Shaanxi Province(陕西省延安市宜川县). In one scenic area, you are able to see the travelers in the other scenic area on the other side of the river, but you cannot directly walk or drive to them. There is no big difference of the views of Hukou Waterfall from two different scenic areas, and you can decide which to go just according to your itinerary - in Shanxi or Shaanxi.
How to Get to Hukou Waterfall Shanxi
Hukou Waterfall is about 130km (80 miles) away from Linfen city, 280km (174 miles) away from Pingyao Ancient City, 380km (236 miles) away from Taiyuan and 660km (410 miles) away from Datong. Most travelers prefer get to Linfen first and then travel to Hukou Waterfall because there is no bus or high speed train running to Hukou Waterfall from Pingyao or some other popular gateway cities directly.
First Step: Get to Linfen first
Taking a high speed train is the most convenient way to travel China and Linfen can be reached by high speed trains from some of China's tourist destinations, like Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lanzhou, etc. as well as many nearby cities, like Datong, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Yuncheng, etc. Among these cities, Pingyao is a very popular gateway city to take a high speed train to Linfen because of the short distance.
Second Step: Linfen to Hukou Waterfall
Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shanxi is 130km (80 miles) away from Linfen city and you can choose to drive or take a bus there.
By Driving: You can call a taxi to Hukou Waterfall or travel with a travel agency (like China Discovery) which offers private transfer service. The whole drive from Linfen city to Hukou Waterfall takes about 2 hours.
By Bus: There are two daily buses running to Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area (Shanxi) from Linfen Railway Station (临汾火车站) in the morning. However, you will arrive at Linfen West Railway Station (临汾西站) if you take a high speed train to Linfen, so you need to take a public bus (about 1 hour) to get to Linfen Railway Station first.
How to Get to Hukou Waterfall Shaanxi
Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi is about 130km (80 miles) away from Yanan city and 350km (217 miles) away from Xian city. It is available to travel from Xian or Yanan to Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi. But travelers always choose to start a Hukou Waterfall tour from Xian, because it can be reached easily and offers many world-class attractions to visit.
Step One: Get to Xian First
Flights to Xian: Xian Xianyang International Airport can be reached by international flights from Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Nagoya, Fukuoka, Niigata and Hiroshima in Japan, etc. and domestic flights from most big cities and tourist cities such as Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing, Changsha, Nanjing, Xiamen, Qingdao, and Urumqi. Learn more about Flights to Xian>
High Speed Trains to Xian: It is available to take high speed train to Xian from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Huashan, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Tianshui, Jiayuguan, Zhangye and so forth. Learn more about High Speed Trains to Xian to Xian>
Second Step: Xian to Hukou Waterfall
Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi 350km (217 miles) away from Xian city and you can travel between them by driving (using private transfer service) or take a long-distance bus.
By Driving: Using the transfer service from a travel agency is the best way to travel between Xian and Hukou Waterfall. The whole driving journey is about 4 hours.
By High Speed Train (plus Bus): There are 3 daily high speed trains from Xian to Fuxian East Railway Station (in Fuxian County) from which you can take a bus to Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi directly. The high speed train takes about 2 hours and the bus takes about 1.5 hours.
By Bus: There is one daily long-distance bus operating from Xian North Bus Station (城北客运站) to Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi. It is a 4 hours' journey usually.
How to Plan A Hukou Waterfall Tour
Generally speaking, it needs about 1 day to travel Hukou Waterfall, including transfer time and sightseeing time.
If you visit Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shanxi (山西), it is strongly recommended to travel it with Shanxi's other top destinations together, including Datong, Pingyao and Mount Wutai. A classic Shanxi tour takes about 7 days, with 1~2 days to visit the cultural wonders in Datong, 1 ~ 2 days to appreciate the old city and nearby attractions of Pingyao and 1~2 days to pay pilgrimage to Mount Wutai.
If you visit Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shaanxi (陕西), it is a pity if you skip Xian - one of the top tourist destinations of China. 2 ~ 3 days are needed to explore the highlights of Xian, including Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.
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