6 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

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Six Gorgeous and Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World Today

Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World is a term that describes many wonderful waterfalls around the world. Every beautiful waterfall feature has its own beauty, but many feature dramatic effects that can overwhelm just about anyone.

Imagine standing under one of the beautiful waterfalls that creates a wall of water as it cascades over the edge. Or standing beneath one of the most beautiful waterfalls that is shaped like a geyser and filled with jets of water shooting straight up to your head.

There are so many breathtaking views when these beautiful waterfalls features are created by nature.

Waterfalls are a beauty to behold. They help purify the air. These natural wonders provide an awesome sight, especially in the evening.

There is nothing more romantic than watching the sunset or rise on these beautiful waterfalls. From the highest waterfalls in the land to the deepest, most breathtaking, and beautiful waterfalls that are set high into the mountain or set against the spectacular backdrop of thick forest and rainforests.

In order to have knowledge of these wonders, one must travel. One must travel to places where these natural wonders are found.

 

Victoria Falls – Zambia

Victoria Falls - Zambia as one the most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Victoria Falls is also another of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River where it meets the Indian Ocean.

It is a waterfall whose cascade is more than 108 meters in height. Because of its height and tremendous fall, Victoria Falls attracts more tourists especially those from Europe and the United States each year.

Victoria Falls is a tourist attraction in itself and is one of the best places to visit in Zambia.

There are many more tourist attractions within Zambia, however, Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions. Victoria Falls offers an opportunity for adventure enthusiasts to get close to nature.

It also offers a unique chance for those who love to watch falls to have a close encounter. The Falls is definitely a tourist destination you do not want to miss if you are ever in Zambia.

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Iguazu Falls – Argentina, and Brazil

Iguazu waterfalls

 

Located close to the border of Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is the second most beautiful waterfall in the world after Victoria Falls.

If you like waterfalls, you have to visit this place at least once. While visiting this place, make sure not to miss the views of these amazing falls.

You will certainly enjoy seeing all of the exotic plants along with also the animals that can be found in the area if you love nature and wildlife.

If you are thinking of taking a holiday in Argentina or Brazil, Iguazu Falls will not disappoint you for sure. The falls are certainly something that will stay with you forever.

The cascades are made up of different sized pools which have caused a lot of confusion among tourists who visit this beautiful place.

The Iguazu falls contain more than 1600m of water that is made into several different types of fountains. There is also a very beautiful railway line that can be used if you want to explore the falls.

The railway line is called “Iguazu Riviera” and has several stations. The most important thing about the falls is that it is accessible by road. There are also a number of bus services that will take you to Iguazu every day.

 

Angel Falls – Venezuela

Angel waterfalls - Venezuela

People at the Angel Waterfalls

 

Angel Falls in Venezuela is known as being among the four most beautiful waterfalls in the world and as the tallest, uninterrupted, free-fall waterfalls in the globe.

The beautiful cascades got their name from a Spanish aviator who became the first individual to fly over these falls in the early 20th century.

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Legend has it that he was looking for a quick way to cross over the Andes mountain range and capture the Angel Falls without traveling too far.

Legend has it that he couldn’t find a path through the dense forests so he decided to just take a shortcut by flying over the area and capturing this spectacular waterfall in his view.

Angel Falls in Venezuela reach up to 979 meters or 3211.94 feet in height and can be seen from any part of the Angel Falls complex which is spread across more than fifteen thousand acres of land.

The white water of these falls has lured people for generations and it is not uncommon to see many families taking a relaxing holiday by the water in these areas during the dry season.

One of the most beautiful things about visiting these waterfalls is watching the different animals that come down the cascade and splash down with their droppings into the pools below.

 

The Niagara Falls – New York

The Niagara waterfalls

Photo of the Niagara waterfalls and surroundings

Another one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is Niagara Falls. This waterfall is around 1100 feet long. It is located near Newhall, New York, and is open for viewing from early May to late September every year.

One thing that people love about Niagara Falls is the vast array of water slides.

The most amazing thing about this natural wonder is that it has different kinds of cascades flowing into it. The most famous ones are called the Jog Falls, Summerland Falls, Hunter’s Falls, and Hunter’s Springs.

When the weather becomes very hot and dry, these canyons become very quiet. During this time, you can enjoy hiking and jogging on the surface of the falls.

There are also many other attractions in and around the area, which make it a very popular tourist destination.

 

Yosemite Falls – United States of America

Yosemite Waterfalls as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world

People watching the Yeosemite waterfalls

Yosemite Falls, located in Northern California, is one of the most popular attractions in Yosemite National Park. This is also one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

There are three main waterfalls within the park. Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall, and Yosemite Fall all fall under the Bridalveil Creek section of the Yosemite Fall property.

Each waterfall offers a different view, and no two are exactly alike.

As you go down into the lakes, you will notice that there are bed falls where the water has reached the surface. The highest waterfall of Yosemite is Hetch Hetchy. It is not unusual to see the waterfalls reaching more than a thousand feet.

Yosemite Falls is a very famous tourist destination in California. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and reaches a maximum height of about two hundred and fifty meters.

There are a few other smaller falls in Yosemite such as Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall, and several other smaller ones. All the Yosemite Falls have a soothing effect on anyone.

The best time to visit Yosemite falls is between May and September when the temperature is cool.

 

Kursunlu Falls

Kursunlu Falls as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world

People taking pictures of the Kursunlu Falls

Kursunlu Falls, Turkey. Kursunlu Falls is in Southern Turkey. This waterfall is counted among the Seven Natural Wonders of Turkey.

This waterfall is situated at a height of 5 km. In the surrounding area, there are also waterfalls which are much higher than this one.

If you want to go to Turkey, then you will not want to miss the opportunity to see one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls – Kur Unlu Falls.

This waterfall is just about 59.0551 feet or 18M high and it is located in Turkey.

 

Conclusion

There are other waterfalls all over the world. Some of them have earned the status of World Heritage sites because of their extraordinary height and natural beauty.

Some of the waterfalls that I have personally visited have even reached the altitude that you can view the spectacular sunset.

So now you know that you do not need to be an astronaut to visit the top of the waterfalls. All you need is a little bit of extra adventure and courage.

Which of these waterfalls would you like to visit? And if you have had time in any of the listed waterfalls, how was the experience?

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