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3 Days Yellow River Hukou Waterfall Tour from Pingyao

Breathtaking Yellow Waterfall and Glorious Ancient Town


If time allows, you are strongly take a sidetrip to Hukou Waterfall which is the largest yellow waterfall in the world as well as the largest waterfall on the Yellow River, the Mother River of China. This tour is the chance. You will first take a high speed train ride of only about 40 minutes to Linfen where you will then escort about 2 hours to arrive at Hukou Waterfall. After enjoying the crashing waves and thundering waterfall group of Hukou, transfer back to Pingyao.

Highlights of this tour

  • Explore the best-preserved ancient walled town in China - Pingyao where more than 30,000-odd locals residing in the old town;
  • Get the best highlights that Pingyao can offer - ancient Shuanglin Temple, "Forbidden City in Folk" - Wang's Family Compound, old Rishengchang Former Bank, etc;
  • Enjoy the memorable trip to Hukou Waterfall to witness the powr of mighty Yellow River as well as the magnificent brown and muddy waterfall group.

Basic Trip Information

  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Pingyao - Hukou - Pingyao
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Pingyao (B, L)

On this day, your guide will pick you at your hotel. Your Pingyao Ancient City tour starts from the Ancient City Wall of Pingyao, where you can have a panorama view of the layout of this town. Then you will move on to the Rishengchang Former Bank, which shows you the original bank system in the past.

After that, stroll on the traditional Ming and Qing Street, a cobbled road with old buildings on either side. You may like tracing back to the former bustle bazaar in the old days. Later, visit the Temple of City God, which also called Chenghuangmiao in Chinese. You will appreciate the wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures in the old temple.

The last travel destination today is Shuanglin Monastery, where contents a large amount of clay figures and wooden sculptures of various gods, goddesses and saints. You will be impressed by the traditional Chinese art forms.

Ming and Qing Dynasty Street
Day 2 Pingyao - Linfen - Hukou Waterfall (B,L)

Today, you will take an early high speed train to Linfen from Pingyao Railway Station. Afer about 44~60 minutes' train ride, you will arrive at Lifen West Railway Station, 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 next to Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou Province. Its tableau has appeared in many Chinese classical paintings and once printed on the Chinese current of 50-yuan bill. Yellow River, known as the Mother River of China, originates in Qinghai Province, then runs all the way eastwards and across the Qin-jin Gorge in the northwest Loess Plateau. As it flows to Hukou Village where the river course is sharply reduced from 500 meters wide to only about 50 meters, the brown and muddy water of the Yellow River cascades and pours into a stone pond which is more than 30 meters lower than the primitive river course, creating an illusion as if thousands of wild horses which have just been set free, tumbling, ragingly running forward wildly. As a result, this spectacular waterfall appears. With a shape of the spout of a kettle, it was named Hukou (meaning kettle spout literally) Waterfall. May to October is the best time to see the powerful waterfall. While in winter, you can see calm glacier fall.

After the sightseeing, transfer back to Linfen North Railway Station to catch your train back to Pingyao.

Magnificent Hukou Waterfall Hukou Waterfall - wonder on the Yellow River
Day 3 Pingyao Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, driving about 1 hour to Zhangbi Ancient Castle, which is a series of tunnels dug to hide out in times of war in over 1380 years ago. You will be amazed by the fabulous feat of architecture and engineering in ancient time.

Later, move to Wang's Family Compound, the Forbidden City of folk residence. With 54 courtyards and over 1000 rooms, this massive compound is one of the largest of the residential complexes built by successful Shanxi merchants.

After visiting, your local guide will send you to Taiyuan Airport / Railway Station for the flight / train to your next destination.

Wang's Family Compound

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