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1 Day Brief Hukou Waterfall Tour

Breathtaking Yellow Waterfall


The mighty Yellow River, known as the cradle of China's civilization, dashes into a narrow valley(20 meters wide) and drops down sharply, forming a significant yellow waterfall - Hukou Waterfall.

Hukou Waterfall is located at a joint between Shanxi and Shaanxi, approximately 350km from Xian, 140km from Yanan, 130km from Linfen City and 280km from Pingyao. This tour takes you to admire the dynamic Hukou Waterfall from Linfen which can be easily reached by high speed train.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy a customizable tour with private transfer and guide service at a budge price;
  • Ge a “WOW” view of Hukou Waterfall and feel the majesty of Yellow River in one short day.

Basic Trip Information

  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Hukou Waterfall
Travel Length:
1 Day and 0 Night
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Linfen - Hukou Waterfall

Today, you will be met by your local tour guide at Linfen West Railway Station, and then be escorted for about 2 hours to Hukou Waterfall by a private and comfortable vehicle.

Hukou Waterfall is the largest yellowish waterfall in the world and the second largest waterfall in China. When Yellow River cleaves Shanxi province and Shaanxi province at the point where riverbed abruptly narrows down, the thunderous water splashes on the rock form spectacular Hukou Waterfall naturally. Hukou Waterfall gets its name of Hukou (meaning kettle spout literally) because the it seems pouring down from a huge kettle. As the water stirs up a mass of smoke and clouds, the scene of Hukou Waterfall is extremely overwhelming. In the sunny days, the mist is refracted by sunlight to create a rainbow like a beautiful bridge spanning river. You will have enough time enjoy the magnificent waterfall and take nice photos.

After the sightseeing, transfer back to Linfen West Railway Station to catch your train to Pingyao or other destinations. (Currently you can take high speed train to Beijing(6hrs), Xian(3.5hrs), Taiyuan(2.5hrs), etc.)

Notes: 1) May to October is the best time to see the powerful waterfall but you can see calm glacier fall in cold winter; 2) you can pay an optional visit to the Dragon Cave (CNY 20) beneath Hukou Waterfall to get a different view.

Hukou Waterfall (Shanxi Side) Magnificent Hukou Waterfall (Shanxi Side) in Winter

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Generally you only need 1 or 2 days for Mount Wutai exploration. You can spend one day visiting the sacred temples in Taihuai Town, then departing to other destination. If you are Buddhist or hikers, you can spend 1 or 2 more day exploring the Five Terraces which are 5 beautiful peaks with both natural wonders and Buddhist magnificence.

Great White Pagoda in Tayuan Temple
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Wang's Family Compound
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Statues in Yungang Grottoes

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