The Hukou Waterfall, in north China’s Shanxi Province, is the second largest waterfall in the country. Heavy rainfall in recent days has caused huge torrents of water, drawing a crowd of spectators looking to witness the spectacular scenes first-hand. (Photos: VCG)
Since mid-July, the flow rate of water peaked at the Hukou Waterfall, with an average of 2,000 cubic feet of water passing through it every second.
Local authorities have advised tourists to stay cautious and keep a safe distance from the banks of the river.
“Hukou” means kettle spout in Chinese. The water speeds up with increasing power along the river, then rushes down through its narrow mouth, creating a grand waterfall as if the water is pouring down from a huge teapot.