Stunning Waterfalls in the world

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One of the most breath-taking natural wonders of the world,  waterfalls have long been popular (and super Instagrammable) tourist destinations because of their beauty and tranquillity.

The noises it makes, the sheer volume of water – it’s magical. There are thousands and thousands of waterfalls strewn across the world, but not all are created equal.

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Formed by water cascading over steep rocky inclines, they make for a  calming view you can look at for a long time. And, not only are they picturesque, but their sounds are also appealing — sometimes relaxing and sometimes musical. 

Stunning Waterfalls in the world

waterfalls from around the world that you can bookmark for your next trip.


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Ouzoud Cascades, Marocco

Ouzoud Cascades are located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, close to the town of Azilal. It is one of the most popular waterfalls in Morocco in terms of tourism. It can be enjoyed on a  day trip from Marrakech, or you can spend a couple of days in the village enjoying scenic hiking in the area.

Victoria Falls, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Considered to be the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River sits at the border between Zambia in the north and Zimbabwe in the south. Also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (meaning “the smoke that thunders”), the waterfall can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers. It is approximately 5,500 feet wide, making it one and a half times wider than the Niagara Falls. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its grandeur and striking beauty make it one of the most popular attractions in Africa.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

This is the tallest waterfall in the world, standing at a height of 3,212 feet over the Churún river. At its base, it is 500 feet wide. Located in the Canaima National Park, it falls over the edge of the Auyán-Tepuí mountain, also known as Devil’s Mountain. This majestic waterfall is three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Its exotic location amidst forests shrouded with mist and surrounded by flat-topped mountains makes it one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Stunning Waterfalls in the world

Mae Ya Waterfall, Thailand

One of the most beautiful sights Thailand has to offer, this waterfall is located in Doi Inthanon National Park. It falls down from a height of 853 feet through 30-storeyed rock cliffs and is surrounded by forests, making it the perfect postcard view. During the monsoons, the curtain of the waterfalls extends to around 328 feet in width. It is located in a secluded area a few hours away from Chiang Mai City, and swimming at the base is allowed.


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Iguazú Falls, Brazil, and Argentina

When one waterfall just isn’t enough, there’s Iguazú Falls – the world’s largest waterfall system and certainly among the most awe-inspiring sights. The chain of cascades, which encompasses more than 270 waterfalls and covers 1.7 miles (2.7km), straddles the border of Brazil and Argentina and flows in a staircase formation. It’s setting, in the heart of a national park thick with rainforest, is equally beguiling.


Kegon Falls, Japan

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, Kegon Falls is 318 feet high. It is located in Nikko city and fed by the water from Lake Chuzenji. There are also a dozen smaller waterfalls around the lower part of the main one. For a closer look, you can take the elevator which will take you a few feet down from ground level to an observation deck.

Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, Vietnam, and China

These two waterfalls collectively nestled at the border between China and Vietnam form one of the largest transnational waterfalls in Asia. When viewed from a distance, it looks like a staircase with cascading layers of flowing water. The waterfall is fed by the Quay Son River, which originates in China. In summers, the falls are around 984 feet wide, with a height of 98 feet. Even though it is frequented by locals, many international travelers overlook this waterfall because it is located off the beaten track. However, it is a picturesque, hidden gem that is definitely worth a visit.


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Niagara Falls, Canada, and USA

Situated on the border between Ontario in Canada and New York in the US, this is perhaps the most popular waterfall on the planet. It actually includes three cascades — the American Falls, the Bridal Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. While the initial two are in the US, the latter lies in Canada and is the biggest of the trio. The average width of these majestic falls is 3,950 feet and the speed of the water is 25mph, which makes it the most powerful waterfall in North America. Its stunning beauty makes it one of the most desired destinations for many travelers.

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