Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area, Guilin

Where is Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area?

Gudong Waterfall is located in the south of Daxu ancient town, Lingchuan County. It is 25 kilometers from Guilin city. As a famous four-star national scenic spot, has been being a very popular tourist destination. It covers an area of more than 2 square kilometers. The virgin forest covers an area of 1.3 square kilometers. 

Why is Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area So Special?

The forest coverage rate of Gudong Waterfall group reaches 96%. The forest is thickly overgrown with maple trees whose leaves will turn red in autumn and look very beautiful at that time. No wonder it is known as a natural oxygen bar, the green lung of Li River and an environmental base.

Gudong Waterfall features its unique way of enjoying waterfalls. Visitors can experience the excitement personally by climbing a rushing waterfall-battling. In the hot summer, many people choose to climb into the waterfall, which is just like the sport of rock climbing in the cool water, exciting and cool. As many visitors will come and play here, some iron chains were stalled on both sides of the waterfall for safety concerns.

Main Attractions of Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area

The beautiful Gudong Waterfall group, consisting of 13 layered cascades with different patterns, has a drop of 90 meters and the mean width of 20 meters.

How to Get to Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Gudong Waterfall Scenic Area with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel


Take the tourist bus at Guilin Bus Station. It can take visitors to the Gudong Waterfall directly. The earliest bus departing from Guilin starts at 7:30 and the last bus departing from Guanyan leaves at 18:30.

Useful Travel Tips 

Best Time to Visit

In late autumn every year, near late November, the maple leaves will be tinged with the autumn red. The forest becomes a world of red.

Visitors need to wear straw sandals to climb the waterfall and the straw sandals are sold in the ticket office.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢