Havasu Falls, United States
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20 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Igazu Falls
Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

The Iguazú Falls or the Iguaçu Falls are the waterfalls of the Iguazu River, on the boundary between the Misiones province of Argentina and the Paraná state of Brazil. Together, they create the world’s largest waterfall and the river is split into the upper and lower Iguazu by the falls.  Iguazu falls are also one of the most photographed tourist sites in the country and in 2011 it was selected as one of the winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is also known as the Zimafza Falls and is a waterfall situated on the Zambezi River in eastern Africa, which offers great habitat for a number of different animal and plant species. It is situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, on the south-western edge of the Serengeti plains and is regarded as one of the biggest waterfalls in the world because of its length of 1,708 m. Victoria Falls is also famous for its adventure activities and there are many trekking tours and adventure sports around the Falls.

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls, Venezuela

Located in Venezuela, Angel Falls it is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). It is very complicated to visit it due its location deep in the jungles. Since the mid-20th century, the waterfall has been known as the Angel Falls and is named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls. On 2 July 1960, the angel’s ashes were spread over the falls.

Niagara falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara falls is one of the largest geological formations in North America and is regarded as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The falls are composed of numerous tectonic plates which have caused the confluence of numerous pools of water within the basin of the falls. This natural phenomenon which resulted in the formation of this striking visual landmark in North America has resulted in its designation as a National Park. Niagara falls is a collection of three falls within an area of approximately seven miles in width, spanning the eastern border of Niagara Gorge between Canada and the United States. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie within the United States while the Horseshoe Falls lies in Canada.

 

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Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall can be seen from a panoramic view of the surrounding natural beauty and landscape in the south Iceland. Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, situated on the west side of the Hvitra River. This waterfall is made out of the mass of waterslide crystals and waterslide fissures that are found in the surrounding areas. Gullfoss Falls is part pf the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

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Yosemite Falls, USA

Yosemite Falls, United States
Yosemite Falls, United States

In Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall, sliding a total of 739,14m (2,425 feet) from the peak of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall. Located in the California Sierra Nevada, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the volume of water is at its peak.

 

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Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

The Kaieteur Falls is the largest single drop waterfall in the world by volume of falling water. This area is located at the headwaters of the Potaro River on the Potaro-Siparuniv region of Guyana. It is 227 metres (744 ft) high when measured from the last visible rocky reach to the first break.  Kaieteur Falls in Guyana is among the highest and most powerful waterfalls in the world.

Ban Gioc Falls, Vietnam

Ban Gioc Falls, Vietnam
Ban Gioc Falls, Vietnam

Ban Gioc Falls is a common collective name for both waterfall in the Quay Sơn river, which straddle the provincial border between China and Vietnam. It is currently the 4th largest waterfall along a national border, after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls. Waterfalls have multiple drops, from a bedrock layer to a layer, showing multiple depositions of different hardness sediments that have formed the soil over millions of years. The water falls are accessible both by hiking and cycling. Hikers can make use of several challenging paths; whereas, cyclists can enjoy their ride through the lush valleys that surround the waterfalls by taking advantage of several motorbike trails.

 

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Havasu Falls, USA

Havasu Falls, United States
Havasu Falls, United States – Photo by Jan Kronies on Unsplash

Havasu Falls is an extraordinary waterfall of Havasu Creek, found within the Grand Canyon, Arizona in United States. It is on tribal lands belonging to Havasupai Indians. Known for a dramatic blue-green pool, Havasu Falls measures 30 meters (98 ft) tall.

Bigar Waterfalls, Romania

Bigar Waterfall, Romania
Bigar Waterfall, Romania

Located in the Anina Mountains in Romania, the curved waterfall is almost eight meters high, and falls over an uncommon and dramatic green carpet of moss. Unlike more roaring waterfalls, Bigar Waterfall flows over the top of a fat, rounded stone, and is diverted into a sheet of countless small streams that issue from the bottom of the stone which bulges out over the basin under.

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Skogafoss, Iceland

Skogafoss, Iceland
Skogafoss, Iceland

Skogafoss, a large ice-age waterfall located in the south western edge of Iceland and is becoming well known in the world as the most impressive waterfall in the world. Skogafoss means “waterfall of ice”. This waterfall is located at the bottom of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. Skogafoss is considered to be a special type of natural wonder that was formed due to massive amounts of melting ice on top of the ocean level.

 

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Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Rhine Falls, Switzerland
Rhine Falls, Switzerland

The Rhine Falls is a waterfall in Switzerland and is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the High Rhine, on the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zurich. A 20-kilometer stretch of the Rhine leads to Lake Constance. Stein am Rhein is located along the Rhine River, not far from Lake Constance.

 

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Multnomah Falls, USA

Multnomah Falls, United States
Multnomah Falls, United States

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall located on Multnomah Creek in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, United States. Multnomah Falls is the longest waterfall in the state of Oregon and measuring 832 ft (247 m) in height.

 

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Tugela Falls, South Africa

Tugela Falls, South Africa
Tugela Falls, South Africa

Tugela Falls is a large complex of fern-lined waterfalls situated in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. The falls is formed by a combination of geothermal and hydraulic forces. This makes it very environmentally friendly and suitable for a tourist base since the whole area has been zoned as a conservation reserve land. The falls are considered a national park due to the strict regulations regarding tourism which need to be complied with. A few kilometers from the falls the Tugela River flows past the falls and several commercial fishing harbors have been built on its banks to facilitate tourist access.

NohKaLikai Falls, India

NohKaLikai Falls, India
NohKaLikai Falls, India

The Nokhalkai Falls in India is the tallest plunge waterfall in the world. The pyramid’s height is 1115 feet. This waterfall is located in the city of Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

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Burney Falls, USA

Burney Falls, California, USA
Burney Falls, California, USA

Burney Falls, also known as Falls of Fire, is one of the most popular attractions in the beautiful state of California. It is in Shasta County in the northeast corner of California. The beautiful Shasta River flows through the park and offers scenic overlooks of the falls and surrounding area. It’s easy to see why this scenic area has been named one of the state’s Most Beautiful Places by the American Film Institute.

Baatara Waterfall, Lebanon

Baatara Waterfall, Lebanon
Baatara Waterfall, Lebanon

The Baatara Waterfall lies in the Tannourine River valley in southwestern Lebanon near Balaa, Lebanon. The water falls from a steep gazebo into the river at the Hahajaah and Halaac areas. It is the largest waterfall in Lebanon and is said to have been created by the River Jours des Alses. The waterfall is reached by a path built from rock steps to the top of the waterfall that has a hand rail and hand held lantern to see the fall.

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Torc Waterfall, Ireland

Torc Waterfall, Ireland
Torc Waterfall, Ireland

Torc Waterfall, located in Killarney, Ireland is a well-known and popular hiking location that gives a stunning view over the Killarney Basin. It offers views that include the Killarney Lough, Pearse Mountains and the Convent of St. Mary. The waterfalls are made of granite and offer spectacular photographic scenes of water rushing down the mountainside. There are several different routes to the waterfall. They range in difficulty and can be attempted by beginners of all levels.

 

Shoshone Falls, USA

Shoshone Falls, Idaho, USA – Photo via Good Free Photos

Shoshone Falls, a series of waterfalls located within the greater Yellowstone National Park, is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the U.S. West. It is an excellent location for hiking, camping, fishing, geology, and wildlife viewing. The falls are easy to reach by car or bus and there are several guided tours of the area available, but to get a true feel for Shoshone Falls and the surrounding area, it may be best to go on your own.

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Cascadas de Agua Azul, Mexico

Cascadas de Agua Azul, Mexico
Cascadas de Agua Azul, Mexico

A series of waterfalls located on the Xanil River in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas are the Cascadas de Agua Azul (Spanish for “Blue Water waterfall”). They are located 69 kilometres (43 mi) from Palenque, near Mexican Federal Highway 199, in the Municipality of Tumbalá. These waterfalls consist of several cataracts, taken from near the top of the cascading sequence, one after another. The larger cataracts may be as high as 20 feet (6 meters) or so. The water descends into two streams for most of the reach, with small islands in the centre. Water has a high content of calcium carbonate and other minerals, and it encases them in a dense shell-like layer of limestone as it falls on rocks or fallen trees.

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