|Location||Anshun, Guizhou, China|
|Coordinates||25°59′31″N 105°39′58″E / 25.992°N 105.666°ECoordinates: 25°59′31″N 105°39′58″E / 25.992°N 105.666°E|
|Elevation||903.9 m (2,966 ft)|
|Total height||77.8 m (255 ft)|
|Total width||101 m (331 ft)|
|18.2 L/s km2|
Huangguoshu Waterfall (simplified Chinese: 黄果树瀑布; traditional Chinese: 黃果樹瀑布; 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.
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.
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.
The Water-Curtain Cave
The Water-Curtain Cave named "Shuiliandong" (水帘洞) in Chinese is a 134 m (440 ft) long naturally formed cave located in the back of the waterfall. It is believed that this is the habitat of Sun Wukong, the protagonist of the Buddhist-fantasy literature Journey to the West.
In the book Xu Xiake's Travels, Xu Xiake (1587-1641) described the waterfalls as "the foams rise from the rocks like a mist".
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