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Magnificent Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall

 2014-03-12    Young    Sights    Guizhou    2011  

It is well known that the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in China. It's recorded that the world famous Huangguoshu Waterfall is thought to be as the largest waterfall in Asia. Geographically, it situated on Baishui River, about 15 km southwest of the county seat of Zhenning. It is also referred to as Yellow Fruit Tree Grand Waterfall. As one region of great nature reserves and scenic attraction at state level, it situated along the border of the County of Zhenning and the County of Guanling in southwestern Guizhou Province.

There're approximately 18 falls at nine different levels available revolving mainly around the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall, and each of them is a drop of more than ten metres. And most of them are the waterpools developed by the cascading waters. Near the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall is range upon range of steep mountains and cascading mountain streams. Viewed from a distance, the waterfall stands in the midst of beautiful landscapes. There are plenty of picturesque rocks and caves nearby. It looks from afar like a traditional and stunning landscape painting.

In the last few years, several more waterfalls along with caves and picturesque rocks of scenic value have been discovered in the vicinity of the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall, add a touch of sorcery to the scenic spot. Apart from that, the Aquatic Stone Forest, nearly ten kilometres from Huangguoshu Waterfall, is one newly-developed tourist spot on a small river. Deep in southern Guizhou Province, on the mighty Xiuniu Pool,there's a falling wall of water so awesome and powerful that you can see its mist from five kilometers away. The glimmering mist of the water from cliffs 700 meters highsplashed by sun and streaked by rainbow.

In the summer time, the waterfall splashes itself down into innumerable small sprays, which turn into a rainbow with a cascade of color in the glittering sunshine. The pretty rainbow, against the white splashes, rushes down the mountain cliff in spectacular and stirring way. When you stand near and gaze straight up into the waterfall, you feel the water suddenly pouring down from cliffs, while the foam it sends up into the air glistens in a riot of colors and shines golden in the sunlight.

The fact remains that the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall varied considerably by season, reaching the lowest amount of water in the winter, but the contrary is the case in the summer and autumn. There is one box-shaped karst landform canyon in front of the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall. And near the karst canyon are some pools with different kinds of features. On either side of the canyon lie lots of species of hygrophilous plants thrive with fiery flowers and weed. You would have a good look at various constructions that you see buildings among the bamboo forests.

As the fog vanished, the first sight of this magnificent landscape totally captivates you with rainbows curling up and water smoke. The beautiful panorama of the Huangguoshu Grand Waterfall constitutes beautiful scenery beyond words. 

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