Doupotang Waterfall – Ticekt, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

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Doupotang Waterfall (陡坡塘瀑布), located 1 kilometer upstream from the Huangguoshu Waterfall, boasts a width of 105 meters and a height of 21 meters, making it the widest waterfall in the Huangguoshu Waterfall cluster. At its crest lies a vast karst pool spanning an area of 15,000 square meters, while the waterfall cascades over a winding calcified terrace stretching over 100 meters. This site also served as a filming location for the closing credits of the 1986 TV series “Journey to the West,” known for its spectacular scenery, and fortunate visitors may catch a glimpse of rainbows.


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Basic Information

Estimated Length of Tour1 hour
Ticket PriceIncluded in the ticket for Huangguoshu Waterfall
Opening Hours7.00 – 18.30
Telephone Number0086-4008009998

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Location and Transportation

Doupotang Waterfall is situated 1 kilometer upstream from the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province. To reach this scenic destination:

  1. From Guiyang Tourist Transportation Center, travelers can take a day tour shuttle bus and travel along the Guiyang-Huangguoshu Expressway for approximately 2 hours to arrive at Doupotang.
  2. Alternatively, visitors can take a coach from the Sports Stadium Long-distance Bus Station in Guiyang to Anshun. Upon arrival in Anshun, they can transfer to a minibus heading to Huangguoshu Waterfall at the drop-off point.

Highlights of Doupotang Waterfall

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During low water periods, the flow of the Baishui River is modest, its waters clear and tranquil, rendering Doupotang Waterfall delicate and picturesque. The layers of water gently cascade down the sloping surface, scattering evenly and lightly over the calcareous terrace, resembling a thin, translucent veil or the spread of a delicate silk fan shimmering in the sunlight, earning it the nickname “Bride’s Veil.”

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However, when the flood season arrives, the waters of the Baishui River carry a large volume of sediment washed down from upstream, turning the flow into a turbid yellow torrent. During this time, Doupotang Waterfall sheds its serene beauty, transforming into a formidable and majestic sight. Additionally, the caves formed by the accumulation of calcareous deposits on the left side of the waterfall produce a unique “steam whistle” effect as vast volumes of floodwater pass through, emitting a deep and resonant roar, hence Doupotang Waterfall is also known as the “Roaring Waterfall.”

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Another distinctive feature of Doupotang Waterfall is its broad and flat terrace below the cascade. This expanse is dotted with dozens of small jade-green pools of varying sizes, some shallow, only tens of centimeters deep, while others plunge several meters down. These pools are home to fish and shrimp, and it’s common to see local Buyi people using nets to catch them.


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