Muddy waters can also make for a grand view

Located between Shanxi and Shannxi provinces in northwest China, the Hukou Waterfalls are regarded as the largest waterfall along the Yellow River, the second longest river in China. Its grand size plus the mixture of the soil with the water gives it the distinct color that makes them the largest yellow waterfalls in the world.

The abrupt narrow river bed squeezed by mountains on both sides of the river helps intensify the water flow, converging into a muddy river rapid. "Hukou" in Chinese means "mouth of the teapot"; the splashing water running through the narrow river stays true to its name. It seems as if steaming hot water is pouring out of a teapot. 

(All photos via VCG. )

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