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How to Get to Hukou Waterfall from Xian

Travel from Xian to Hukou

Where is Hukou Waterfall?

Hukou Waterfall is located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Yichuan County of Yan’an City, some 400 kilometers (249 miles) to the northeast of Xi'an, 165 km to the west of Fenxi City and about 400km from Taiyuan City. This water fall is the only yellow waterfall in the world and the second largest waterfall in China (after the Huangguoshu Waterfall). 

How to Hukou Waterfall from Xi'an

There is a couple of ways for visitors to get to Hukou Waterfall from Xi'an. 

► Option 1
There are two direct buses leaving for Hukou from Xi'an Cheng Dong Bus Station (西安城东客运站). One departs at 8:00 am and the other at 1:20 pm. It takes about 5 hours.

► Option 2
Get to the waterfall from Xi'an via Yan'an: one can take a train from Xi'an to arrive at Yan'an Train Station, which takes about 3-4 hours. Then transfer to a bus at Yan'an South Bus Station (near to the Yan'an Train Station) to get directly to the waterfall area. There are a couple of buses there and it takes about 3 hours to take you the waterfall from Yan'an South Bus Station.

► Option 3
If you would like a comfortable and flexible trip to Hukou, it is recommended to rent a private car with travel agency to get there. Therefore, one does not have to worry about finding the bus stations or the language difficulty. If you need, just send the details to sales@topchinatravel.com.

Travel Tips

The period from April to May and the period from September to November are the best time to visit the waterfall. Hukou Waterfall is abundant and of great momentum which makes it a spectacular sight during these two periods. July and August are a little to hot and humid.

Hukou Waterfalls can be viewed either from Shaanxi side or Shanxi side since Yellow River is a border river dividing Shaanxi Province and Shanxi Province.

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