Waterfalls of the World
It’s not hard to understand how the majestic beauty of waterfalls have intrigued people since the beginning of time. The sound of rushing water, rainbows shooting out of the foam, the feel of mist gently landing on our faces, and the pure force of energy thundering over the edge. Wow!
Take a look at some of the most beautiful waterfalls around the world. Which one is your favorite?
Part of the Zambezi River, bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia
Victoria Falls is known as the largest curtain of falling water in the world.
“Ventisquero” translated to snowdrift or iceberg, relating to the glacier where the water originates from to form the falls. These falls are also known as Hanging Glacier Falls. The falls are part of the Queulat National Park in Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region. The park is bordered by the Cisnes River on the south side and is neighbor to Lago Rosselot National Reserve.
Pearl Shoal Waterfall
Pearl Shoal Waterfall is located in the Jiuzhaigou county of China. The waterfalls and the surrounding landscape are famous for beautify and serenity. The water falls from the top of the rock platform, cutting by the new-moon like rock to several branches.
Niagara Gorge, Ontario, Canada
Niagara is one of the most recognizable falls in the world. It is actually made up of 3 individual waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls). You can see it from both Canada and the United States (New York). A boat ride will take you right into the mist of the falls and a spectacular light show at night turns it into a kaleidoscope of colors.
Part of the Iguazu River, bordering Brazil and Argentina
The Iguazu literally means name means “big water”. They are so exquisite that they have been used as the backdrop for many films, including Happy Together (1997), Mr. Magoo (1997), Miami Vice (2006) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
Hvítá River, Iceland
Gullfoss means “Golden Falls” in Icelandic and is called such because on a sunny day the water plunging down a three step staircase and then tumbling further down the two more steps into a crevice truly looks golden. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.
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