Year of 2017

Yinlianzhui Waterfall near Anshun, China

Here in southern China’s Guizhou Province, the waterfalls have drawn visitors for centuries. The forested area where the Baishui River makes several spectacular plunges is now protected as Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park. Yinlianzhui Waterfall, seen here, sends water relatively gently over the steeply sloped rocks, earning it the nickname ‘the mellowest waterfall in China.’ Those looking for more power and drama can take a short walk over to Huangguoshu Waterfall, where a torrent of water spills over the edge and falls 255 feet to the pool below.

Anshun is a prefecture-level city of Guizhou province, near the location of Huangguoshu Waterfall, the tallest in China. Within the borders of its prefecture there are attractions such as The Long Gong Dragon Caves and The Getu River. As of 2010, it had a population of 2,297,339. The city proper had a population of 765,313. The city is known for its aerospace industry.
Area: 3,579 sq miles (9,269 km²)
Population: 2.30 million (2010)