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Jun 7, 2024, 10:02am EDT
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Hiker discovers China’s tallest waterfall is actually fed by a pipe

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A waterfall billed as China’s tallest was discovered to be fed by a pipe.

The 1,000-foot Yuntai Mountain Waterfall, in a national park in Hunan, has millions of annual visitors. But one hiker who reached the top found that the water was flowing from a pipe built into the rock face: His viral video got 24 million views across social media, where the topic “the origin of Yuntai Waterfall is just some pipes” began trending.

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The national park, posting as the waterfall, said it had made “a small enhancement in the dry season… so I would look my best to meet my friends.” The local government then intervened, saying operators should explain the “enhancement” ahead of time to tourists in the future.

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