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  The Yellow River is the mother river of the Chinese nation. In its basin, there is a tourist attraction that visitors should not miss. That is Hukou Waterfalls, a glistening pearl in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. It is located in Yichuan County in Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province. It is the only magnificent yellow waterfall in the world and the second biggest waterfall in China after Huangguoshu Waterfall .

Yellow River is the mother river of the Chinese nation, nurtured the Chinese civilization 5,000 years old, Chinese Roots place for ancestral worship, Hukou certain to go to the Yellow River, where you can see "The Yellow River water to the sky," a pot to the thousands of weather Magnificent scenery, the gift of nature we feel the strength and courage.

Hukou Waterfall, the second largest waterfall in China, is located 165 kilometers to the west of Fenxi City, Shanxi Province, and 50 kilometers to the east of Yichuan, Shaanxi Province . The width of the waterfall changes with the season. It is usually 30 meters wide but increases to 50 meters during flood season. It falls more than 20 meters. When the Yellow River surges towards the Hukou Mountain, blocked by mountains on both sides, its width is abruptly narrowed down to 20-30 meters. The water speeds up with increasing power. Then, it rushes down from the narrow mouth, forming a grand waterfall 15 meters high and 20 meters wide , as if water is pouring down from a huge teapot. That's where it gets the name Hukou (kettle spout) Waterfall .

Standing on the Yellow River's banks, people can see the roaring water rushing through the mountains and then plunging into a deep pool, really resembling the boiling water of a teapot. The waves stir up masses of smoke and clouds, rising higher up into the sky , with the colors changing from yellow to gray and then to blue. The local people call this marvelous scenery "smoke rising from the water."
The Hukou Waterfall, the second largest waterfall in China, is located 165 kilometers to the west of Fenxi City, Shanxi Province, and 50 kilometers to the east of Yichuan, Shaanxi Province . The width of the waterfall changes with the season, usually 30 meters wide but increasing to 50 meters during flood season. It has a fall of over 20 meters. When the Yellow River surges towards the Hukou Mountain, blocked by mountains on both sides, its width is abruptly narrowed down to 20-30 meters. The water speeds up with increasing waterpower. Then it rushes down from the narrow mouth, forming a grand waterfall of 15 meters high and 20 meters wide, as if water is pouring down from a huge teapot. Hence it gets the name Hukou (kettle spout) Waterfall .   

      Standing on the bank of the Yellow River, people can see the roaring water rushing through mountains and then plunging into a deep pool, really resembling the boiling water in a teapot. The waves stir up masses of smoke and clouds, rising higher up into the sky, with the color changes from yellow to gray and then to blue. The local people call this marvelous scenery smoke rising from the water.    Standing on the bank of the Yellow River, people can see the roaring water rushing through mountains and then plunging into a deep pool, really resembling the boiling water in a teapot. The waves stir up masses of smoke and clouds, rising higher up into the sky, with the color changes from yellow to gray and then to blue. The local people call this marvelous scenery smoke rising from the water.    < /P>

Beneath the waterfall is the Qilangwo Bridge connecting two provinces, Shanxi and Shaanxi. In the sunshine, the mist is refracted by the sunlight to create a rainbow spanning over the water like a colorful bridge.
 

The power of the yellow water of Hukou Waterfalls is tremendous when falling down to the pond, so it is hard for you to get close to the main waterfall. Looking from a distance, you still can enjoy the vast and gorgeous yellow ocean of mist- covered water. The big waves and foam, like angry beasts, are running and roaring. The beauty and vigor of the waterfalls are indeed beyond words. You cannot know unless you visit it in person.

There are many wonders at Hukou Waterfalls, such as smoke from the river, boats on land, rainbows in the sunshine, and so on. In Hukou the water falls to the deep pond from a relatively high place, stirring the mist which rises high into the air like surging heavy smoke coming out of the river. You can see various shapes of rainbows formed by the rising mist, refracted by the sunshine from different angles. Sometimes rainbows are arched, cutting into the river from the sky like a dragon playing with water; sometimes they are colored ribbons lying across the river; sometimes they become colorful masses which change second by second. The water in Hukou is very much torrential, so all the boats from the upper reaches must be pulled out of the river onto to the bank when they arrive. These boats will have to detour around this section, carried by a group of boatmen or shipped by truck before they can be put in the river again.

The view of Hukou Waterfalls changes according to the seasons. In spring the frozen ground thaws and the stalactites of snow fall into the pond like the mountains collapsing and the earth cracking up. In summer and autumn there is much rainfall. With the rains, the river rushes and the yellow waves seem to reach the sky. In winter Hukou Waterfalls gives the visitors another new look. On the surface of the silvery ice waterfalls, cool water flows down. Little silver icicles hang on the cliffs around the waterfalls. It presents you a distinctive natural landscape of the northern region of China.

The Hukou Waterfalls of the Yellow River is the only Yellow Waterfall on earth. The river narrows and cascades dramatically into a stone pond more than 30 meters below, creating the famous Hukou Waterfalls. The gentle water  turbulent and gains speed as it rushed forward till it finally cascades over the waterfall, forming an illusion of water being poured from a kettle, hence its name "Hukou or Kettle spout ". Like thousands of tumbling dragons or enraged animals that have just been set free, the yellow water plunged down, the pounding against the stones echoes like thunder. The most dramatic changes occur during deep winter and early spring when the river surface becomes frozen. Sometimes, the subsidiary falls freeze into icicles, creating images of crouching beast on top of the cliffs.

The Hukou Waterfalls has for years attracted visitors from all over the world. You can have a better understanding of natural wonder if you come here in person. The Hukou Waterfalls will give you a warm welcome with its thrilling sound, rolling golden waves, changing scenery and majestic vigor.

Hukou bucket drums in northern Shaanxi is a must, in Ansai Yaogu more momentum than spectacular. Touzhabaijin to fight the dark, wearing a white uniform embroidered dragon, red drums will be linked to the chest, lined up visit, drum-ring, 100 vacant , rolled up huge dust, such as Wanmabenteng, is irresistible. Hukou rural villagers are able to levy Shanzhan everyone in the bucket drum master, Swing up with Reward, Yingzibofa, the courage to win. During the Spring Festival, the bustling Hukou Township, villagers Qingchaoerchu, men, women and children-battle and fight Yaogu, Niu Yangge, Shaanxi Opera to sing, my Campaign, Cai Gaoqiao, and other events have emerged, the final Rounding up, that is fighting the dark Performances. The people here is very simple, Hanhou, photographed not only does not charge admission, but also home to eat the best things out, the tourists to taste.< /FONT>

travel recommendations

1, Four Seasons picturesque Hukou Township, conveniently, at any time to be away from the Yellow River less than 30 metres, built on a luxury hotel, checked into rooms, windows can be pushed to enjoy Hukou waterfall.

2, late winter early spring Hukou more characteristics, when the whole of the Yellow River freeze Trinidad, the only rapids Pentium Hukou, the roar roared . Foot hanging ice, close-up view Hukou Waterfall, is to enjoy life Paradise. Spring Festival is a good opportunity to shoot folk, the Hukou Zhangdengjiecai rural families, men, women and children happily, Manmianchunfeng Le Rongrong.< /P>

3, Xi'an every day from Yichuan direct shuttle from Yichuan to Hukou have classes from the car. If the thought of playing in Shanxi Province , across the Hukou waterfall of the Yellow River Bridge, that is, Jixian County.

4, the Hukou very cold winter, minimum temperatures can reach minus 20 C, warm gloves, hiking shoes, the players must Yurong Fu, shooting Hukou Waterfall must pay attention to security, not free to cross the warning line in the ice walking more To be careful to avoid ice cracks as far as possible, so as not to throw into the river, the water was swept away. Cold in the electronic camera often out of order, it's best to bring a mechanical camera standby, just in case.

5, spent the night in the village home, make sure to do as the Romans do, respect for the living habits of the owner, who care for the Yicaoyimu

Waterfall Information: 
 
Admission Fee: CNY91
Best Time for Visiting: Summer or autumn

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