Visiting China can be a rewarding experience considering the many beautiful tourist attractions it has. Whether one is looking to explore natural wonders or the adorable culture of the people, China is a perfect destination to achieve that ambition. Of all the beautiful natural landscapes in China, its waterfalls are the most spectacular wonders. Exploring China's waterfalls offers travelers the incredible opportunity of enjoying the breathtaking views of some of the world's most striking sights. These scenic waterfalls attract thousands of tourists every year, and it’s not hard to understand why. These China’s waterfalls are some of the best on the planet.

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8 Hukou Waterfall

Nestled in Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province, China’s Hukou Waterfall is a national wonder mounted on the Yellow River. River waters flowing to Hukou Village form the breathtaking waterfall, offering visitors with mind-blowing scene never to be missed. The falls pass through Shanxi-Shaanxi Grand Canyon, giving travelers two options of visiting from either side. The advantage of visiting from Shanxi is the opportunity of witnessing other attractions along the scenic Yellow River apart from the magnificent Hukou Waterfall – including the Dragon Cave. Travelers who choose to explore this beautiful waterfall from the Shaanxi side get the chance of experiencing the Drum Fight, a popular performance featuring a combination of Kungfu, dance, and percussion music. The number one yellow waterfall on earth and the largest in China presents incredible opportunities of enjoying nature at its most impressive.

  • When to explore: April-May, September-November

7 Detian Waterfall

Ranked as Asia's largest and the world's fourth-largest transnational waterfall, Detian’s splendid scenery guarantees an unforgettable travel experience. Situated in Detian Village, in Daxin County’s Shuolong town, this waterfall measures more than 200 m wide and has over 70 meters of drop – with an average yearly waterfall flow of 50 cubic m/s. Listening to its thunder while enjoying the incredible views the sighting offers is something out of this world.

  • Best time to explore: June-November

6 Huangguoshu Waterfall

Mounted on the Baishui River, Huangguoshu Waterfall is China's largest waterfall and among the world's most typical and mesmerizing Karst waterfalls, measuring 77.8 m high and 83.3 m wide. Situated in Guizhou's Anshun city, this waterfall was created through erosion in a one-of-a-kind karst landform. The roaring sound of the falls is best witnessed when the water flows at its strongest. Located on the left of the cliff with stunning lush grassland to the right, the scenic beauty of this place is nothing but breathtaking.

  • When to explore: May-October (the rainy season). The water flows at its strongest at this time, making it an incredible time to experience the scenic beauty of Huangguoshu Waterfall.

5 Nuorilang Waterfall

Measuring 24.5 m high and 320 m wide, Jiuzhaigou Nuorilang Waterfall is situated at the center of Jiuzhaigou province. Located at the intersection of three valleys, this waterfall is one of China's most scenic falls, and a magnificent site to explore. Nuorilang means God – the reason the locals say the fall is an expression of the presence of might god. The sightseeing stage constructed facing the fall offers incredible photography opportunities and spectacular views of the surrounding. Travelers can always eat from the buffet mounted in the Jiuzhaigou’s service area.

  • When to explore: While tourists can visit the fall at any time of the year, summer and autumn are the best times to explore this scenic region.

4 Shuzheng Waterfall

Jiuzhaigou Shuzheng Waterfall is 164 feet wide and 65.6 ft long – and rushes through lush forests. This waterfall may not be as large as its popular counterparts like the Nuorilang Waterfall (also located in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve). But its beauty and uniqueness make it one of China’s most scenic waterfalls. Although it is the smallest of all the waterfalls in the nature reserve, first-time travelers are always thrilled when they witness how good-looking it is. Luckily, Shuzheng waterfall is the first fall tourists will encounter in the valley.

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3 Jingbohu Waterfall

Nestled at the junction of Jingbohu Lake and Mudanjiang River in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Jingbohu Waterfall is the largest volcano waterfall in the country. The Volcano Lake was created through a volcano eruption that occurred thousands of years ago, which led to magma solidification, thereby blocking water in the upper reaches of River Mudanjiang. Water gathers at the lake’s outlet and flows down in large volumes.

2 Mt. Lushan Waterfall

Situated in Jiangxi Province, in the scenic region of Mt. Lushan, this waterfall is China's most poetic fall – and its magnificence has thrilled travelers for thousands of years. It comprises Three Spring Waterfall, Huanglong Pool Waterfall, Jade Curtin Waterfall, Kaixian Waterfall, and three others – and is the main attraction in the Mt. Lushan Scenic Area. Being one of China’s most elegant waterfalls, no traveler should visit the country without exploring this scenic waterfall.

1 Liusha Waterfall

Located in Jiulong Creek, Liusha Waterfall is China’s most beautiful waterfall, and although very thin, it is China’s tallest waterfall and concludes an adorable walk beyond the village. The tour to the waterfall guarantees an amazing experience as it passes through spectacular attractions, including a verdant canyon and a beautiful stream. This place is always crowded with other visitors making mornings and late afternoons the perfect moment to explore the waterfall. With 216 m fall, tourists can always view Liusha Waterfall from afar – and it’s nothing but a breathtaking scene.