Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area

Lying to the west of the Li River, 26 km from Guilin city, close to Daxu Ancient Town, Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area enjoys a good location and a moderate climate. It is famous as a waterfall that can be climbed by people with six different sizes of waterfall scattering on the slope of mountains in China. The ancient forest area around a series of waterfalls and cascades covers about 1000 acres and features primitive forest.

It is no doubt that waterfall climbing is the highlight of the Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area. Nothing is more exciting than getting wet in the waterfall. If you prefer to keep dry, walking on the path is still wonderful to experience the beauty of the nature. Furthermore, there is a 62-meter-high drawbridge; while testing your courage, you can also breathe fresh air and moisten your lungs in the greenery of the Gudong forest.

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- In Chinese:古东瀑布,漓江古东景区

- Location: Li River Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area, Daxv Village, Lingchuang County, Guilin

- Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00

- Best time to visit: summer & autumn

- Entrance fee: RMB75

What to See & Do?

The most attractive activity here is climbing on the waterfall that doesn’t dry in any season, and it’s very friendly to children. There are nine levels of the waterfall, and a curtain of clear water slides down from the top of the mountain. You can wear a raincoat, sandals, all the way up the steep stone wall. Climb a waterfall such as rock climbing in the water, water slow, water gently stroke the back of the foot, such as a stream; The water is urgent, up to the thigh, this time need team work to climb the top.

At the registration area near entrance, you need to buy a pair of rice-leaf-weaving shoes and rent a helmet which you can return at the end of the journey. Safety precautions must be ensured as climbing cliff is not so easy thing. However, once starting your climbing on the waterfall, you will find it not as dangerous as you imaged before. Despite of the slippery surface of the rocks, iron rails and strains on the cliff are in touch of your hands, man-made holes as steps help you to climb up. There are even man-modified tiers supporting footholds.

Well, if you do not like to get wet or too timid, there are side path to go all the way to the mountain top, which is less exciting and enjoyable. At the end of the water climbing, a high hanging bridge offers you a perfect view of the green valley below. Besides the water climbing, if you visit in the deep autumn, the burning maple trees will make you lost in the poetic ocean of beautiful red leaves.

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If Gudong Waterfall is the best summer retreat for the family in Guilin, it will become a colorful and beautiful forest in the fall. It has more than three thousand acres of pure maple trees, to the autumn, thousands of acres of red maple like rosy clouds daubing mountains, like a flying art gallery. With the gentle sound of water, you can feel the poetry and interest of nature, lingering in the woods.

The scenic spot integrates the characteristics of Guangxi Zhuang minority culture, with Zhuang totem, mascot, buildings, Wind and Rain Bridge, etc. Visitors can also sit on a bamboo raft to slide on the lake and listen to the song of Liu Sanjie.

How to Get to Dudong Waterfall?

Take a Guilin-Crown Cave special line at Guilin Bus Station, you can get off at Gudong Waterfall Stop. Another convenient way is to take taxi.

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