Waterfalls of Huanglianhe River in Daguan County, Zhaotong

Brief Introduction

Huanglianhe River Scenic Area in Daguan County, Zhaotong

Huanglian River is a famous tourist destination in Zhaotong and is reputed as the hometown of waterfalls. It is located 5.5 kilometers southeast of Daguan County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan. The groups of waterfalls of Huanglian River have more than 40 various beautiful waterfalls distributing in the beauty spot which covers an area of 25 square kilometers. On the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, boys and girls of the local Miao nationality gather beside the waterfall to sing folk songs and choose the person of their heart.

The recommended travel time is from May to October. Summer is the best time to enjoy the cool of Huanglian River Scenic Area. At present, there are more than 100 beds in Huanglian river scenic area, and more than 1000 beds in Daguan county which can meet the needs of travelers.

Main Attractions

Gepu Waterfall: The major ones are the Gepu Waterfall (the Singing Waterfall) in the east of the scenic spot and got the name for the antiphonal singing of the elegantly-dressed Miao people at the Maypole Festival.

Shuishangwutai Waterfall: Also called The Stage in Water, it’s named after a huge stone platform resembling a stage. In fact it’s a flat slate slanting westward. Underground spring overflows out of the crannies, runs across the slate and finally falls into the swag. Over the slate covers projecting cliffs and around it circles the spring. All these would remind you of a stage on the water.

Waterfalls of Huanglianhe River in Daguan County, Zhaotong

Welcoming Waterfalls: Two Waterfalls Welcoming Visitors is also named Suona Waterfalls (suona: a kind of Chinese music instrument with loud and clear sound) because visitors always hear its noisy sound first before they can see it.

Reunion Waterfalls: Reunion Waterfalls gets its name because three waterfalls pass through woods and dykes, and then, like a family reunion, join under the cliff.

Pearl-curtain Waterfall: It is just like a curtain interspersed with shining pearls.

Virgin Waterfall: Virgin Waterfall lies among vines, grass and trees, which make the waterfall even more elegant and graceful.

Beau Waterfall: Beau Waterfall, right opposite Virgin Waterfall, is situated among high cliffs so that the water seems to effuse from clouds. Then the Waterfall folds into three steps. First two steps go in the same direction with a fall of nearly one hundred meters. The third step turns towards Virgin Waterfall with a fall of more than forty meters, playing the role of a beau.

How to Get there

Tourists can arrive at Zhaotong city first, then take bus No.1 to Zhaotong Bus Station to take the coach to Daguan County. Located 5 kilometers away from Daguan county, there are special lines and mini-bus running to Huanglian river scenic area.