How to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall

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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:

3 Days Guizhou Karst Landscape Tour from US$270 p/p
5 Day Karst Landscape & Minority Culture Tour  from US$450 p/p

Further Readings

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2 Responses to “How to Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall”

  1. Pauline Ng says:

    I want to go from Huanguoshu to Kunming, is there train or bus service from the town in Guanling? I saw it once on the train website but now I cannot find the schedule. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi Pauline Ng,

    Never been to Guanling ( 关岭). But basically there should be a bus service going from Guanling to Huangguoshu.

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