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Dieshuihe Waterfall

Dieshuihe Waterfall is one of the most well-known scenic spots in Tengchong, and is the only volcano barrier waterfall located in China. It sits 1 kilometer west to Tengchong County, so getting there is quick and easy, which makes it a good place to add to your trip itinerary.


The waterfall leaps down over a precipice of about 40 meters high at the outlet of Daying River. Water of Daying River flows across Tengchong basin from north to south and suddenly falls down from the huge cliff and forms the grand waterfall. You can hike down few steep stairs to get closer to the waterfalls. And you could easily see the rainbow formed by the water vapors during the sunny days.


Above Dieshuihe waterfall is the famous Taijiqiao Bridge, which was constructed in 1911 by Zhang Wenguang, a senior officer in western Yunnan. Standing on the bridge, you could appreciate the waterfalls from another angle. Opposite to the waterfall, there is a waterfall-viewing balcony built in Ming Dynasty. And this is also a good place to review the history of Tengchong.

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