Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall
LocationAnshun, Guizhou, China
Coordinates25°59′31″N 105°39′58″E / 25.992°N 105.666°E / 25.992; 105.666 (Huangguoshu Waterfall)
TypeSegmented Block
Elevation903.9 m (2,966 ft)
Total height77.8 m (255 ft)
Total width101 m (331 ft)
WatercoursePearl River
flow rate
18.2 L/s km2

Huangguoshu Waterfall (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Huáng Guǒshù Pùbù; Wade–Giles: Huang-kuo-shu p'u-pu; lit. 'Yellow-Fruit Tree Waterfalls'), is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baishui River (白水河) in Anshun, Guizhou province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high and 83.3 m (273 ft) wide.[1]


Known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, it is 45 km (28 mi) southwest of Anshun City. Together with minor waterfalls, the charms of the waterfall is a natural tourist draw, classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.[2]

Huangguoshu Waterfall's point of view changes depending on the location of the viewer. One viewing spot is Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Bao ting), where the waterfall can be seen from a distance. Another is Water-Viewing Stage (Guan Bao Ting), where the waterfall can be seen from a bird's-eye view. The third is Waterfall-Viewing Stage (Guan Bao Tai) in which visitors raise their heads to see the scene.

There is a special line of buses servicing Huangguoshu Waterfall, the Dragon's Palace at Guiyang, and Anshun railway stations.


In the book Xu Xiake's Travels, Xu Xiake (1587–1641) described the waterfalls as "the foams rise from the rocks like a mist".


See also


  1. ^ 中国旅游网China Travel - Huangguoshu Waterfall, retrieved on 2005-08-17.
  2. ^ "AAAAA Scenic Areas". China National Tourism Administration. 16 November 2008. Archived from the original on April 4, 2014.