Located almost 140 kilometers from Guizhou’s provincial capital of Guiyang the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Southwestern China’s Guizhou Province is the biggest in Asia and one of China’s most famous tourist spots.
The Huangguoshu Waterfall Festival was set up with the stated aim of attracting even more visitors to the area.
Started in 2004, the festival showcases regional folk customs and culture. A performance offering a glimpse into the civilization and ancient rituals of Guizhou’s Tunpu people, marked the start of the festival. (The fact that such cultural events have, generally, been found to be a major turn-off for tourists is somewhat besides the point for it has already happened.)
Tour groups have made the trip to the area for the festival. And over 200 thousand people are expected to visit the waterfall during China’s National Day holiday.