Friday, January 24, 2014

Huangguoshu Waterfall - CHINA

This beautiful postcard shows the giant Huangguoshu Waterfall, measuring 77.8 meters high and 101.0 meters wide, it's the largest in China and one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Unfortunately, during its travel or in the Chinese post office, this card was seriously damaged (two big creases, one of them almost tearing off one corner) and it's probably the one in worst condition I have... but it found a safe harbor now and even without beeing a UNESCO site, it's a great addition to my collection.Thank you very much. This postcard took 61 days to arrive!

Huangguoshu Waterfalls Scenic Area, Guizhou - CHINA
Huangguoshu Waterfalls Scenic area is one of the first state-level scenic spots in China. The waterfall cluster is made up of more than 10 above-ground waterfalls, underground waterfalls, and water stone forests at Tianxingqiao Bridge and Tianxing Cave. The waterfall looks best during the months of May through October (the rainy season). In summer, water rises in the river and rushes 700 meters down into the Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan), creating a splendid auditory and visual environment of roaring water and karst rock formations in the water fog. During winter and spring, the waterfall extends down along the cliff, still wide and spectacular.

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