Top Waterfalls in Asia
Top Waterfalls in Asia include Huangguoshu Waterfall, Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, and Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall. Maybe you've heard of the name of those waterfalls, or see some pretty pictures online, but the best way to appreciate the magnificent views is to visit on your own. In the following discussion, we'll show you some basic information about Asia's waterfalls, and we hope it could be helpful for you.
Huangguoshu Waterfall: The Largest Waterfall in Asia
- Height: 77.8 m
- Width: 101 m
- Country: China
- Best Time to Visit: June to October
Huangguoshu Waterfall, with a total width of 101 meters, and a height of about 77.8 meters, is the largest waterfall in Asia. As it is located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou province of China, it was named as Baishuihe Waterfall in the ancient times. Huangguoshu Waterfall is a typical eroded and cracked waterfall in karst landform, which has a long history of about 50,000 years. The peaks and mountains surrounding the waterfall are covered with lush vegetation, and there are many canyons, karst caves, stone forests, and stone pillars.
The climate of the Huangguoshu Scenic Area is mild, with abundant rainfall. The average temperature is about 14℃, so that it won't be too hot in summer, or extremely cold in winter. The annual rainfall in this area is more than 1,300 mm, and the rain is mainly concentrated from May to July, especially in June. In the next few months after June, the precipitation gradually decreases.
December is the month with the least precipitation in the whole year, and the average monthly rainfall is less than 20 millimeters. Thus, it's better to visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall between June and October. You may see the most spectacular view of the waterfall during that time.
Taking Huangguoshu Waterfall as the center, there are more than a dozen waterfalls around it, and Huangguoshu Waterfall is the largest one-level waterfall in Huangguoshu Waterfall Group. There are six observation platforms in the scenic area, and you can watch the magnificence of the waterfall from all angles. Photography enthusiasts can take a group of panoramic photos of the waterfall, which is very shocking.
The Water Curtain Cave, as an important scene in the famous television drama of "Journey to the West", makes the scenic area more famous. If you want to touch the waterfall personally, you can put on a raincoat and shuttle through the Water Curtain Cave. But it is recommended to buy raincoats before entering the scenic area.
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls: Top Transnational Waterfall in Asia
- Height: 70 m
- Country: Ban Gioc Falls (Vietnam); Detian Waterfall (China)
- Best Time to Visit: summer
Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, regarded as the top transnational waterfall in Asia and the world's fourth-largest transnational waterfall, is located on the border of Vietnam and China. The part of the waterfall in Vietnam is called Ban Gioc, which is in the northeast of the northern Vietnam, right on the Quây Sơn River. The part in China is named as Detian Waterfall, lying in Daxin County, Chongzuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
The average annual water flow of Ban Gioc-Detian Falls is about three times that of Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou. No matter which season you choose to visit, you will be impressed by the glamor of the waterfall. Summer will be the best time to visit Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, as it's the season with the most abundant water. What's more, the water of Ban Gioc-Detian Falls is very clean and transparent in summer. Since it's the rain season, do remember to take rain gear.
Ban Gioc Waterfall is consisted of 3 cascades, rising to 70 meters. And there is one cascade with a height of 30 meters. When it's summer, the Ban Gioc Waterfall may extend 200 meters wide, showing tourists its beauty from different angles. The lush plants and picturesque karst mountains nearby will also give you a visual feast with the grand scenery of the water. You can take a day trip from Hanoi.
Detian Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia, which has attracted tens of thousands of tourists coming for a visit each year. The waterfall is surrounded by lush vegetation, with the backdrop of karst mountains in various shapes. When it's shrouded in mist, it looks as if you were stepping into a fairyland. You can get to Detian Waterfall from Nanning, sceneries along the road are gorgeous as well.
Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall: The Waterfall with the Biggest Drop Height in Asia
- Height: 314 m
- Country: China
- Best Time to Visit: August to September
Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall is situated in the Yuntaishan Geo Park in Jiaozuo City, Henan, China. It is the waterfall with the biggest drop height in China and in Asia, which is about 314 meters. However, the grand view of the waterfall is rare to see, which makes Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall less-known to the world.
Usually, the best time to visit Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall is from August to September. At that time, Yuntai Skyscraper Waterfall can be as wide as more than ten meters wide. Because of the great drop height, the water flow hits the rocks and waves, and falls into the blue water pool, looking extremely magnificent.
The area Yuntaishan GeoPark is mainly in the Danxia landform, where the rocks are red. In the park, there are cliffs on both sides of the canyon, with waterfalls and streams running in the valley. Here you can see not only the sceneries of majestic mountains and rivers in the north but also the beauty of the water villages in the south.