Hiker Alarmed To Find Pipe Feeding China’s Tallest Waterfall

June 8, 2024

By Victor Tangermann, The Byte

June 8, 2024

video making the rounds on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, unmasks a hidden pipe feeding what’s claimed to be the country’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall — an engineering trick seemingly designed to put on a show for visitors.

The clip, shared by a local hiker, shows a concrete-clad pipe pumping out copious amounts of water at the top of a tall cliff face.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, officials at the Yuntai tourism park are in damage control mode, as the BBC reports, conceding that they had made a “small enhancement” to keep the Yuntain Mountain Waterfall running during the dry season — a bizarre and arguably unethical fudging of what’s meant to be a beautiful and entirely natural scene.

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