Hukou Waterfall comes to life as weather warms

By Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan and Zhou Huiying (

Updated: 2023-02-28

[Video by Lyu Guiming for]

With seasonal temperatures rising and snow and ice melting in North China, the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Shanxi province, recently began to swell.

The rushing water produces mist, and rainbows appear and stretch over the falls in the bright sunshine and clear air.

Located on the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, the Hukou Waterfall is the second-largest waterfall in China and the largest on the Yellow River.