Astounding Views of 10 Breathtakingly Beautiful Waterfalls Around The Globe


 

 

5. Huangguoshu Waterfall/Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall, China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China
Huangguoshu Waterfall, China
Huangguoshu Waterfall in China
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Hangguoshu Waterfall at sunset, China
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Huangguoshu Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baihe River in Anshun, Guizhou Province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The waterfall can be viewed from different places but the most famous spot is Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Bao ting), from where the tourists can see the whole waterfall. It curtains a 134 m long naturally formed cave known as Water-Curtain Cave or “Shuiliandong”.

 

4. Detian Falls/ Ban Gioc Falls/ Banyue Falls , Vietnam – China

Detian Falls, Vietnam-China
Detian Waterfall, Vietnam-China
Detian Falls
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Detian Falls Close Up
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Detian Waterfall is a very beautiful and spectacular waterfall at China-Vietnam border. The waterfall is 30 meters long. It makes deep thundering sounds by hitting the cliffs which beautifully partition the waterfall into 3. These cliffs used to be a hideout of local bandits whose treasure is occasionally still found in the cliff-side caves. It is the 4th largest fall shared by two countries after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls.

 

3. Victoria Falls / Mosi-oa-Tunya , South Africa, Zambia – Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls South Africa
Victoria Falls South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls
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Victoria falls, also known as the Smoke that Thunders, is a 108 meters long waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the 3rd largest waterfall beautifully straddling the borders of the two countries. The waterfall is neither the highest, nor the widest yet the biggest waterfall of the world in terms of area with a height of 108 meters and a width of 1,708 meters. It was given the name, The Victoria falls in honor of the Queen Victoria by it’s first visitor David Livingstone.

 

2. Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina – Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
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Iguazu Waterfall is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. It’s system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 km of the Iguazu River. According to a legend, the fall was created by a god who wanted to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. The god condemned the lovers to an eternal fall by slicing the river into 275 falls.

 

Niagara Falls, Canada – America

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Canada, Aerial View
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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The Niagara Falls are 175 ft long, milky and voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. This captivating and enchanting waterfall has two sections: The Horseshoe falls on the Canadian side and the American falls on the American side of the border. It is a famous tourists attraction as well as a huge source of hydroelectric power generation.

2 thoughts on “Astounding Views of 10 Breathtakingly Beautiful Waterfalls Around The Globe

  1. Iguazu Falls are much better than Niagara!!!!
    When Eleanor Roosevelt saw Iguazu Falls, she exclaimed: Poor Niagara!!!

  2. I enjoyed your list, although I agree with the comment above regarding putting Niagara at the head of the list. While impressive, it doesn’t hold up to the scale or grandeur of Victoria Falls. Granted, these lists are subjective, but I think most people who’ve visited a number of these places would agree. I also recently returned from Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, and it is definitely worthy of inclusion here, certainly in comparison to a couple of the other photos of places you have. It’s not just one set of falls, but literally a land of waterfalls, with some of the most scenic of them spread out several kilometers one after the other along hiking trails. Fabulous.

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