Day 13: Hukou Falls

Hukou falls is the site of the largest yellow river waterfall, and second largest waterfall in China. Famed for it’s majestic force and beauty of nature. Attracting over thousands of visitors everyday, China’s relationship with the yellow river here becomes a tourist centre.
Alternatively, as the divider of two provinces, where the fall can be visited from either side. But more importantly it has marked the territorial line between geographical and economical means.

We thoroughly explored the site despite the number of visitors, creating a flow of people in and out of the area. Ironically, this traditional site of sublime has been breached by the now technological age, viewed through phones and devices, the majestic site is rarely seen by our own eyes and experienced physically. Especially when tourist buses drive hours away to reach here, but only stopping for 45 miutess, enough for visitors to take a selfie before rushing back. At that point we decided protest, missing our bus, took our shirts off and dance in the 40 degrees sun instead.

 

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