The Top Ten Waterfalls in the World

There are many beautiful waterfalls around the world, so many in fact, that this could have easily been a top 100 countdown. Which of the most beautiful falls on the planet have made it onto the list? Continue reading to find out.

No. 10

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Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, United States

The falls are the highest in Yosemite National Park, dropping a total of 2,425 feet from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall. Stand at the bottom and listen to them roar.

No. 9

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Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Named after the Erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The spectacular seven-tiered falls of Kanchanaburi should be on the list of all travellers in Thailand. 

No. 8

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Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Known locally as “The Smoke That Thunders”, Victoria Falls is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, being twice the height of Niagara. Formed by the Zambezi River, this is one of the most unbelievable waterfalls in the world.

NO. 7

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Horseshoe Fall, Niagara Falls, on the border of Canada and the United States

Probably the most famous waterfall in the world, Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls. The American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. It is the horseshoe that appears in the picture.

No. 6

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Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most popular waterfalls and natural wonders in Iceland. The fall drops 60 m (197 ft) and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajokull.

No. 5

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Godafoss Falls, Iceland

Iceland’s second appearance on the list. Steeped in folklore, the Goðafoss is another spectacular waterfall in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur district in the central north.

No. 4

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

Located in Canaima National Park, at a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft), Angel Falls is the highest uninterrupted waterfall on earth. Surrounded by South American rainforest, this is one of the most scenic falls in the world.

No.3

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Plitvice Falls, Croatia

The beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in its sixteen pristine lakes, inter-connected by a series of incredible falls. For those who have never travelled to Croatia, it is surprising to find out that it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

No. 2

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Ban Gioc- Detian Falls, on the border of Vietnam and China

You can see for yourselves the extreme beauty of this place . The stunning waterfalls and limestone mountains helping make Ban Gioc Falls a very worthy second place on our list.

No. 1

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Iguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina

Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. Iguazu is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Consisting of 275 falls, you could spend days lost beneath the rainbows. This unbelievable place makes it to the No. 1 spot on our list.

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    1. We are at iguazu now. We saw both sides and leave in the morning. Not just the most beautiful waterfall i have ever been to, but one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. Erewan falls in Thailand is great, but only at certain times of the year. When i visited, the falls where a beautiful blue colour. I told my friend to go there and when she arrived they where Brown. So, if you ever decide to go, try to go in January.

      1. Cool, thanks for the tip. I’ll try and keep it in mind and visit the falls at the right time of year. I went to both sides of Iguazu as well. They are both beautiful and interesting in their own way. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

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