Waterfalls of China (中国的瀑布)

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China Waterfalls (瀑布 [pùbù] or sometimes 飞瀑 [fēipù]) vary as much as the terrain and landscapes this vast country encompasses. Dominating much of central Asia, this country covers landscapes such as the rainforests blanketing karst mountains in the south, skyscraping alpine mountains on the Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, vast expanses of desert dominating the northwest and northern regions, frigid Siberian climates in the northeast, and countless gorges and valleys carved out by the many rivers that flow through the country's interior.

Such diversity in climate and landscapes have given rise to unusual waterfalls such as the underground Crown Cave Waterfall and the Dragon's Gate Waterfall where this flows through a cave-like tunnel! Then there's the yellow-colored Hukou Waterfall which forcefully roars on the (not surprisingly) Yellow River. Furthermore, there's the spectacular waterfalls like the transnational Detian Waterfall and the country's most famous one in Huangguoshu Waterfall.

Of course this country offers much in the way of other attractions like the Great Wall, Terracota Warriors, karstic formations at Guilin, pandas, many Buddhist temples and monuments, and more. Plus, it's got one of the world's oldest cultures and perhaps the oldest surviving language in the world.

Being ethnically Chinese, a visit here taught us much about our who we are and where we came from. Waterfalls provided the perfect excuse to see much of the country, and we hope we can continue to come back to see more of the Nature that sustains this ever evolving nation.

One thing we've done with the pages within this region (that we haven't done previously) is the incorporation of simplified Chinese characters [jiǎntǐzì or 简体字] (I know, I know, I'll catch flak from Chinese people outside the mainland who prefer traditional characters [fántǐzì or 繁体字]). We've also added a little bit of a pronunciation aid using pinyin [pīnyīn or 拼音] which is a way of romanizing Chinese with some additional accent markings to help with the tones. Hopefully, that might help you deal with some of the language and pronunciation issues (as well as providing an excuse to help me with my Chinese).

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Click on the waterfalls below to read more about them.

Detian Waterfall

4 Detian Waterfall (德天瀑布 [Détiān Pùbù])

Daxin County, Guangxi
Huangguoshu Waterfall

4 Huangguoshu Waterfall (黃果树大瀑 [Huángguǒshù Dà Pù])

Anshun, Guizhou
Hukou Waterfall

3 Hukou Waterfall (壶口瀑布 [Hǔkǒu Pùbù])

Yellow River, Shaanxi / Shanxi
Pearl Shoal Waterfall

3 Pearl Shoal Waterfall (珍珠滩瀑布 [Zhēnzhū Tán Pùbù])

Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan
Nuorilang Waterfall

3 Nuorilang Waterfall (诺日朗瀑布 [Nuòrìlǎng Pùbù])

Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan
Shuzheng Waterfall

2.5 Shuzheng Waterfall (树正瀑布 [Shùzhēng Pùbù])

Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan
Crown Cave Waterfall

2 Crown Cave Waterfall

Guilin, Guangxi
Gudong Waterfall

2 Gudong Waterfall (古东森林瀑布) [Gǔdōng Pùbù])

Guilin, Guangxi
Shatundie Waterfall

1.5 Shatundie Waterfall (沙屯鰭瀑)

Daxin, Guangxi
Dragon's Gate Waterfall

2.5 Dragon's Gate Waterfall (龙门飞瀑 [Lóngmén Fēi Pù])

Anshun, Guizhou
Doupotang Waterfall

3 Doupotang Waterfall (陡坡塘瀑布 [Dǒupōtáng Pùbù])

Anshun, Guizhou
Changbai Waterfall

2.5 Changbai Waterfall (长白瀑布 [Chángbái Pùbù])

Changbai Shan, Jilin
Green Deep Pool Waterfall

2 Green Deep Pool Waterfall

Changbai Shan, Jilin
Underground Forest Waterfall

2 Dongtian Waterfall (洞天瀑布 [Dòngtiān Pùbù]) and Underground Forest Waterfall

Changbai Shan, Jilin
Zhangjiajie Waterfall

1 Zhangjiajie Waterfalls (张家界的瀑布 [Zhāngjiājiè de Pùbù])

Wulingyuan, Hunan
Diaoshuilou Waterfall

0.5 Diaoshuilou Waterfall (吊水楼瀑布 [Diàoshuǐlóu Pùbù])

Jingpo Hu, Heilongjiang
Huanglong Waterfall

0.5 Huanglong Waterfalls (黄龙的瀑布 [Huánglóng de Pùbù])

Huanglong, Sichuan

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