The most spectacular and beautiful waterfalls in the world.
One of the most soothing creations of Nature is the waterfall. It is miraculous how the running waters dug their way into the stone and it is amazing how in some areas it erupts over the rocks. By definition, a waterfall is a waterfall, generally located on a running water route.
You may have all heard of Niagara Falls on the US-Canada border. You may have heard of the Bigar Waterfall in Romania, beautiful by merging with nature. But in this world there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of waterfalls worth admiring. In today's article we want to bring to your attention 10 waterfalls, perhaps the most beautiful and interesting. We do not make a ranking because it is difficult for us to order them. All of them deserve attention even in terms of photos.
The most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
When I started to discover the beauties of the world, I created a bucketlist, a list that contains all the cities and tourist attractions in the world that I want to visit in this life. These spectacular waterfalls are also on the bucketlist.
Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia
In the mountainous part of Croatia is the Plitvice National Park. The reservation is a protected area that covers 296 square kilometers. The relief is varied - rocks, forests, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and underground caves, and since 1979, the park has been added to the list of UNESCO protected sites.
In the national park we find two of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world: Veliki Slap (78 meters high) and Galovacki Buk (25 meters high). The area has a historical significance and is currently one of the most important tourist attractions in Croatia.
Bigar Waterfall, Romania
Update: Bigar Waterfall collapsed!
Bigăr Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, which impresses with its unique shape. The waterfall consists of a spring of groundwater that flows on a limestone wall, over 7 meters high, completely covered with moss. In an international top made in 2013 with the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Bigăr waterfall is on the first place as a uniqueness.
Elakala Falls, United States
Elakala Falls is located in Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, West Virginia. This waterfall is the result of the Shay Run River which falls into the Blackwater Gorge.
The waterfalls, as there are actually four, are located in Blackwater Falls State Park and are quite popular with photographers, with easy access to the first waterfall and relatively low traffic of the other waterfalls in the series. The waterfalls are 11 meters high and are easily accessible from the park trails. It is the second most popular waterfall in the park. From the main route to Elakala Park there is a bridge over the first waterfall which offers a wonderful panoramic view.
Niagara Falls - United States and Canada
It is the waterfall with the largest volume of water on the North American continent and probably the best known on the planet, the most visited, most publicized and most used in Hollywood movies. It receives over 20 million tourists annually.
Toronto is less than a 2-hour drive away, and close to Buffalo - New York. It is located on the Niagara River and connects 2 lakes, Ontario and Erie, both included in the series of large interconnected North American lakes, known as the Great Lakes (5 lakes that include Ontario, Erie, Huron, Superior and Michigan).
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
Seljalandsfoss is just one of the waterfalls we find on the northern island, but the most important. Remarkable tourist attraction, it is accessible along Hringvegur (or Road 1), with places specially arranged to visit it.
Behind the 60 meters of the water curtain is a cave. The Seljalandsfoss volcano is also located on the Seljalands River - which rises from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano - which caused air disruptions in Europe in 2010.
Angel Waterfall, Venezuela
Located in Venezuela, Angel is considered the highest waterfall in the world, with 979 meters, but consisting of several consecutive floods. It is 15 times larger than Niagara, by comparison. The water comes from the Churun River. In order to admire this waterfall, you have to take a plane to the town of Canaima, and then take a day trip by boat. But the effort is definitely worth it.
Kaieteur Waterfall, Guyana
Kaieteur Waterfall is hidden in the Amazon rainforest of Guyana. According to specialists, it is considered to be the largest waterfall consisting of a single waterfall, which is 226 meters high. In order to admire it in all its splendor, you have to take a plane flight from Georgetwon and admire it in flight.
Yosemite Waterfall, California, USA
Yosemite Falls is the fifth highest waterfall in the world and the one highest in North America. It is located in the National Park Yosemite. The water that flows comes from melting snow. To be able to admire it at maximum volume, schedule your trip in the summer season.
Ruby Falls, Tennessee, USA
Right next to Chattanooga, Ruby Waterfall is recognized as the tallest and deepest underground waterfall in the United States. Located 1120 meters deep, inside Mount Lookout, it is accessible to the public. The road to this waterfall begins with an elevator that goes down 26 floors underground and continues walking along a cave.
While the waterfall is natural, the place is shrouded in an impressive play of light with colorful LEDs. Truly, it is an impressive and unique waterfall.
Ban Gioc Waterfall, Vietnam
Ban Gioc Waterfall is positioned on three levels and supported by lush green landscapes. It is located in Vietnam, on the border with China, and is recognized as the largest in Asia. The waterfalls are fed by the Quay Son River, which divides the two countries, and the sound of water rushing over the three levels can be heard in the distance.
There are definitely many more special, spectacular and amazing waterfalls in the world. Some are special in the way they were formed, others are spectacular in the contrast of the water with the vegetation and the environment, some are amazing in the sound. We chose 10 of them. If you know other waterfalls, we encourage you to leave a comment with their names. And if you have visited one or more of these waterfalls, leave us your story and experience in a comment.