Last week we made our way to the famous and ever popular Wufengqi waterfall in Jiaoxi. The waterfall was only a five minute scooter ride from our hotel. The entrance to the waterfall is simply a dead end to a mountain road that seems should have gone on longer. When we went, there were tons of cars and people, so this place seems to be very well advertised locally.
An Ahma showing us all how we should live life: do Taichi in front of a waterfall every morning. However this morning was not the post peaceful and quiet. A few men with chainsaws were cutting down Typhoon debris that has built up in the river. It was quite loud.
Further down from the main falls, a few people were swimming in the river. I would have joined them, but I was alone and there were just too many people for me to really connect with nature. Let me say again: there were TONS of people.
Below is a slide show with captions of the various places along the Wufengqi waterfall trail. I don't know how this will turn out; this is an experimental blog.
In conclusion, Wufengqi waterfall is beautiful but sadly very overcrowded. If you are looking for a peaceful place to connect with nature, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for an easily accessible hike for your family, then this would be a good fit (although, funny story, my wife took two steps on the trail and a giant snake slithered right in front of us, so that was the end for her).
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