Rain is rich in summer, which is undoubtedly an icing on the cake for the waterfall landscape.
Recently, Hukou waterfall of the Yellow River in Shaanxi has ushered in the best viewing period. Let's feel the shocking beauty of "flying down three thousand feet"!
最近，陕西黄河壶口瀑布都迎来了最佳观赏期，接下来就让我们一起感受 “飞流直下三千尺，" 的震撼美景吧！
Looking down from the air, you can see the Yellow River running down with surging and majestic, stirring up a group of white water mist and clouds, just like the boiling of a giant pot, forming a cascade of hundreds of meters long and ladder waterfalls.
Since the section of the kettle mouth mainly belongs toLoess hillsIn gully region, the surface undulates greatly, the water collecting time is short, the water and sand fall after the rainstorm, when entering the Yellow River and flowing through the Shanxi-Shaanxi Grand Canyon, the largest yellow waterfall in the world is formed, with a width of up to 40 meters.
Hukou waterfall is not short of beautiful scenery all the year. In spring, ice breaks and falls in the waterfall, which is very beautiful. In summer, the water level rises in flood season, forming multiple waterfalls. In autumn, the red leaves on both sides of the waterfall are blooming, with beautiful colors. In winter, the river is frozen into a natural ice bridge, as if entering the ice age.
Hukou waterfall is the second largest waterfall in China after Huangguoshu waterfall in Guizhou Province. It is like the roar of thousands of troops, which is heard dozens of miles away.
The Yellow River is like a soaring dragon, passing through the Qinjin Grand Canyon in the northwest loess plateau. Hukou section is the heart of the Yellow River. There is a story of Da Yu Controlling the Floods in ancient times. Today, the waterfall is more than 30 meters high, and the water curtain hangs into the cloud. The scenery is spectacular.
The most common landscape of Hukou waterfall is the neon in the water. The sunlight reflected over the waterfall shows the colorful giant rainbow. Sometimes, it is curved and inserted into the water from the sky, like a long dragon palying water. Sometimes, it is a straight ribbon across the water, like a color bridge flying frame. Under the blue sky, the rainbow is wrapped in the white fog, which is very beautiful.
In addition to the magnificent waterfall scenery, it's worth seeing other tourism landscapes in Hukou waterfall!
Mengmen mountain is far from five kilometers under Hukou waterfall. You can see two shuttle shaped boulders standing in the river bed at the bottom of the Yellow River Valley on the right side.
Mengmen island is about 300 meters long, 50 meters wide and about 10 meters above the water. There is a giant turtle statue on the island, on the back of which stands the statue of Dayu. On the stone cliff in the south, there are four characters inscribed by Xu Huanying, the governor of Jinming in the early years of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty. The plaque is 2.5 meters long and 1 meter wide. The river has been divided into two ways, flowing from both sides of the boulder, and then converged into one.
Hukou Geopark of the Yellow River
In September 2007, Hukou waterfall of the Yellow River and several nearby scenic spots were built as Hukou Geopark of the Yellow River, with a total area of 45 square kilometers. Taking the Yellow River as the axis, the park spans Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, with Luliang Mountain in the east of the river and Huanglong Mountain in the west of the river. Hukou waterfall is the core of the park, covering natural and cultural landscapes such as Hukou Waterfall Scenic Spot, Kenanpo scenic spot and Xiaochuanwo scenic spot.
Ten Miles Dragon Groove
Hukou to Mengmen is about 5km long. At the bottom of this 400m wide box shaped Canyon, the Yellow River form a 30-50m-wide and 10-20m-long deep groove. After flowing down from Hukou, the water of the Yellow River flows to there trough with a huge flow of thousands of cubic meters per second. It is said that a dragon's body bore a groove, so it is named "ten miles dragon groove".