15 Most Spectacular Waterfalls in the World

15 Most Spectacular Waterfalls in the World

1.Ban Gioc Waterfall, located in Vietnam, has been recognized by Thrillist as one of the most stunning waterfalls in the world, sharing the spotlight with famous cascades such as Niagara and Yosemite.

Ban Gioc Waterfall: Situated on the border between Vietnam and China, Ban Gioc Waterfall cascades down from a height of 30 meters amidst the majestic mountains and forests, creating a breathtaking natural masterpiece. It is the fourth largest waterfall in the world among the waterfalls located along international borders, following Iguazu Falls between Brazil and Argentina, Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Niagara Falls between Canada and the United States.

2.Victoria Falls: Flowing from the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is considered the largest waterfall in the world. The falls were discovered by David Livingstone, a Scottish explorer, in 1855 and named in honor of Queen Victoria.

Ventisquero Waterfall, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile: In Spanish, “ventisquero” means a mountainous area with accumulated snow. What makes this waterfall unique is that it flows from a 50,000-year-old glacier river.

Pearl Shoal Waterfall, Sichuan Province, China: This place is often referred to as the “Las Vegas” of Sichuan Province. The waterfall is located near the Five-Flower Lake, a famous landmark that appeared in the film “Hero” directed by Zhang Yimou.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: Niagara Falls consists of three distinct waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. With over 168,000 m³ of water flowing per minute at its peak and an average of nearly 110,000 m³ per minute, it is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Sutherland Falls, Milford Sound, New Zealand: Standing at a height of 580 meters, Sutherland Falls is regarded as the tallest and most renowned waterfall in New Zealand, and it is also one of the highest waterfalls in the world.

Palouse Falls, Washington, USA: Plunging from a height of nearly 60 meters, the waterfall gained fame when 22-year-old Tyler Bradt set a world record by kayaking down the roaring waters in a thrilling 3.7-second descent.

Angel Falls, Auyantepui, Venezuela: Angel Falls originates from the Devil’s Mountain throat of Auyantepui, towering at a staggering height of 979 meters. It is locally known as Kerepakupai-Meru, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place.” This is a uninterrupted free-falling waterfall, with a measured vertical drop of 807 meters. The falls are named after Jimmie Angel, the first person to fly over the falls and inadvertently crash-land on its summit. It took Jimmie 11 days to find a way down to the base of the falls.

Iguazu Falls, between Brazil and Argentina: The name of the falls means “big water,” and it is one of the most formidable waterfalls in the world. The falls are the result of a volcanic eruption that left behind a large fissure on the Earth’s surface, stretching nearly 2km. Iguazu Falls has appeared in several famous films, such as Moonraker (1979) James Bond, Miami Vice (2006), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, visited Iguazu Falls and exclaimed, “Poor Niagara!”

Kaieteur Falls, Essequibo Territory, Guyana: This waterfall is four times taller than Niagara Falls and is located on the Potaro River in central Guyana. It is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, with an average water flow of 663 m3 per second and a height of 226 meters.

Taughannock Falls, New York, USA: This waterfall is situated in Taughannock Falls State Park, New York, and swimming is strictly prohibited due to its extremely dangerous nature.

Gullfoss, Iceland: Gullfoss is a part of the Hvita River, located near the city of Reykjavik in southern Iceland, and cascades from a height of 32 meters. Although not large in size, this waterfall leaves a lasting impression on visitors with its massive volumes of water rushing down the rocky gorge, creating a thunderous roar.

Yosemite Falls, California, USA: Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and ranks 6th in the world in terms of height. With a height of over 741 meters, Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America and the 6th highest in the world. The most beautiful time to witness the waterfall is at the end of spring when the snow melts and the pristine white water cascades down.

Plitvice Lakes Waterfall, Croatia: The waterfall is located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest national park in Southeast Europe, renowned for its incredibly diverse ecosystem.

Faroe Islands, between Norway and Iceland: In 2002, there were only 16 people living on this stunning waterfall-dotted archipelago.

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