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How to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Plan your Guizhou tour? Huangguoshu Waterfall (黄果树大瀑布)  is definitely your first choice on your Guizhou travel schedule. Huangguoshu Falls is the largest in China, 77.8 meters high,  101 meters wide with thunderous roars that can be heard with 5 kilometers.

Huangguoshu Waterfalls is located about 160 km to the southwest of Guiyang,  the capital city of Guizhou Province.  There are several daily buses heading for Huangguoshu Waterfall from Guiyang Jinyang Passenger Bus Station (金阳客车站) with bus fare 55 yuan, 2 and half hours.  Jinyang Passenger Bus Station is about 22km to the northwest of Guiyang city center. You may take the bus No.219 starting from Guiyang Railway Station to Jinyang Jinyang Bus Ssation.

The Huangguoshu Falls bound bus stops at the parking lot in front of Huangguoshu Falls’ ticketing office. You need to buy the entrance ticket at 180 yuan and sightseeing shuttle bus fare at 50 yuan.

Now Huangguoshu Falls Scenic Area includes three natural spots – Huangguoshu Waterfall itself, Doupotang Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Zone (天星桥景区). A shuttle will first stop at Doupotang Waterfall (陡坡塘瀑布); after visiting Doupotang,  you need to get on a shuttle bus going to Tianxing Qiao Scenic Zone; after Tianxing Qiao,  you again need to get on the shuttle bus for Huangguoshu Waterfall.

The Huangguoshu Waterfall Ticketing Office

The Huangguoshu Waterfall Ticketing Office
The Huangguoshu Waterfall Ticketing Office

Walk to the shuttle bus terminal and wait for the buese going to the three scenic spots respectively.

 Huangguoshu shuttle bus terminal
Huangguoshu shuttle bus terminal

Walk through the Tianxing Qiao Scenic Spot.

 Tianxing Qiao Scenic Spot
Tianxing Qiao Scenic Spot

Get off the shuttle bus at Huangguoshu Falls and walk down to the valley for a glimpse of the giant waterfall with the roaring sound.

Viewing Huangguoshu Falls from the wooden board deck zigzags higher above the water.

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Viewing Huangguoshu Waterfall

Have a close-up view at Huanguoshu Waterfall.

a close-up view at Huanguoshu Waterfall
A close-up view at Huanguoshu Waterfall

Tip:  Hassle-free Escorted Guizhou

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free guided tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Guizhou:

Guizhou Tour
Guiyang Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Guizhou
How to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall
How to Get to Qingyan Ancient Town
How to Get to Xijiang 1000-Household Miao Village
When is the Best Time to Visit Guizhou?

Any questions,  just drop a line.

When is the best time to visit Guizhou?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
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Plan your Guizhou Tour? Guizhou Province, with its capital Guiyang, is located in the southwest China mainland. As a multinational province, the colorful costumes and custom of the ethnic minority groups attract visitors far and wide. The world-famous waterfall –Huangguoshu Waterfall is in Guizhou Province.

Guizhou is in the subtropical zone with a humid monsoon climate. The annual temperature in the province averages 15°C. One of the often-asked-questions likely to tantalize you is “When is the best time to visit Guizhou?”

In fact, Guizhou is suitable to visit all year round. But Guizhou has more rainfall than any other parts of China. It often rains from March to August.

Guizhou in Spring (March – May)

Spring in Guizhou is warm and humid, rains frequently, it is the best time to rice planting. January is the coldest month in a year, with the temperatures ranging from 1 to 10°C.

If visitors come to Guizhou during the Spring Festival and in early spring, they can experience the diverse ethnic cultures in Guizhou, because most of the ethnic traditional festivals are held during that time.

Guizhou in Summer (June – August )

Summer in Guizhou can get hot during June and July. July is the hottest month in a year, with the temperatures ranging from 17 to 28°C. Guizhou is an ideal summer resort due to the temperate climate. In the fresh early morning of summer in Guizhou, you can take a walk.

There are many good walks along the river and into the Miao villages nearby. Summer is the rainy season, make sure to take an umbrella with you. The best time to visit Huangguoshu waterfall is June to early October after the rains in summer and early autumn.

Guizhou in Autumn ( September to November )

Autumn is also a nice season for traveling to Guizhou, especially early autumn. In the fall, the average temperature and rainfall are lower than summer, usual sunshine time equally with the average value.

The moist, subtropical climate has brought abundance of flowers and trees to Guiyang, earning it the name “City of Gardens”.

Guizhou in Winter (December to February)

Winter in Guizhou is not very cold which is a good place for proofing against the bitter weather. It is a relatively low season for visitors to come.

Not so many tourists come to Guizhou in Winter now. It’s the cheapest season to come. Guizhou special winter tour products are in developed now. Less than three years, Guizhou will become a hot tourist destination with hot springs, folk customs, food, sports, etc.

Tip: Hassle-free Escorted Guizhou
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free guided tours, here are some options for guided tours to Guizhou:

Tip:  Hassle-free Escorted Guizhou

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free guided tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Guizhou:

Guizhou Tour
Guiyang Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Guizhou
How to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall
How to Get to Qingyan Ancient Town
How to Get to Xijiang 1000-Household Miao Village
When is the Best Time to Visit Guizhou?

Any questions,  just drop a line.

Kaili Taxi: Kaili Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

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Kaili Taxi Quantity
At the time of my writing,
Kaili has more than 500 taxis. For Kaili is small in size, the current taxi number is just enough to meet the local taxi demand. 
 
Taxi Models in Kaili
The taxi running in the street in
Kaili are mainly Xiali. ..
 
Kaili  Taxi Fares:
• RMB5 during the day time
• RMB10 at night.
 
Kaili Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi in
Kaili, please make the call as following:
•Kaili Taxi Group, Public Transport Company     Tel: 0855-8602873
 
Hailing a taxi in Kaili City
•It is very easy to hail a taxi along the streets, or near the Station, Scenic Spots, and Hotel.
 
Kaili Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Kaili
Your car driver knows the streets in Kaili and the way to major destinations in
Kaili;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping
 
Kaili Taxi Stands
There are no particular taxi stands in
Kaili. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.
 
Kaili Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Kaili, please contact the following:
•Kaili Price Bureau           Tel: 0855-8063849
 
Kaili Taxi Useful Information
• Taxi drivers in 
Kaili are not used to running the meter, instead, taxi ride within urban area is charged 5 yuan per ride at day time and 10 yuan per ride at night. If you want to go farther beyond the urban area, you need to negotiate with the driver on the price or ask him to start the meter. 
 
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