Thousand Stones Waterfall

GPS:
Parking: 23.177950, 120.593260
Waterfalls: 23.178150, 120.592980

Thousand Stones Waterfall (中文版: 千層岩瀑布) is a natural waterslide in Tainan, Nanhua District.  Here the river opens up into a wide and gently sloped waterfall. The riverbed here is composed of soft mudstone, and through the ages the water has cut many pools and lines through the rock.  These soft sedimentary rocks, which are found in most of Tainan, are generally less slippery than the hard metamorphic rocks in Kaohsiung and Pingtung, which makes walking in the riverbed easier. 

  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29

Offload cars and motorcycles can drive all the way to the waterfall, but there is only room for a few cars to park at the end, and there are only a few places to pass cars along the way.  If you park along the main road and hike from there, it's only a 10 minute walk to the waterfall.  

Ten minutes upstream from Thousand Stones Waterfall is Youqing Waterfall.  This waterfall is in a small sandstone canyon, and the pool in front of it is very deep.  The pool guess deep immediately, without any shallow areas, so please be careful around the mouth of the canyon. 

  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Thousand Stones Waterfall, 2018/9/29

  • Youqing Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Youqing Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Youqing Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Youqing Waterfall, 2018/9/29
  • Youqing Waterfall, 2018/9/29

Thousand Stones Waterfall is a seasonal waterfall, and will typically be dry from January until the Plum Rains.

Thousand Stones Waterfall
Tainan County, Nanhua District
千層岩瀑布
台南市南化區
GPS:
Parking: 23.17795, 120.59326
Waterfall: 23.17538, 120.59555 

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.