China’s Guizhou province is perhaps one of the country’s best kept secrets; home to two of the most stunning natural locations, a spectacular cave and one of the largest waterfalls in China and Asia, it’s a hidden gem for travellers looking for something different in China. Guizhou Attractions aren’t limited to the capital either, the entire province is basically green hills, lush valleys, rivers and limestone formations that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Another natural wonder is what’s known as the “Bamboo Sea”, which covers over 40 square kilometres of mountains and valleys. If you are interested in visiting these magnificent sites, book a stay at a hotel in Guiyang, such as the Anantara Guiyang Resort, and have the hotel organise a tour around the best sites. The Huangguoshu Waterfall, commonly known as the Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall, is a must see for any visitor. A 67 meter high cascade set amid a national park full of picture perfect scenery, the falls attract hundreds of locals who come to marvel at magnificent falls.
The waterfall is part of a 450 square kilometer cave which was discovered in the 1980s by engineers evaluating the region’s potential for hydroelectricity. The trails surrounding the falls are known to get crowded, but don’t let that deter you, the view is worth the jostling. Check out the natural corridor of the 134 metre long water curtain cave; walking within the massive caves is truly an unforgettable sight and also makes the waterfall one of the few in the world which can be viewed from every angle. The Huangguoshu Waterfall is a really spectacular attraction, especially if you manage to catch the sight of a rainbow peeping through the mist. Nevertheless, remember there will be crowds, but keep calm and carry on! This is one trip you won’t ever forget.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.