Waterfalls countdown-5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Waterfalls as a natural wonder are so amazing that many of us are fascinated by them. There is different type of waterfalls , some are tropical some are not. No matter where they are they always show their beauty . Waterfalls stand for another thing- power of the nature. I would guide you through what i believe are the most wonderful falls in the world…

5.Sutherland Waterfalls – New Zealand

In a country that holds a special place in our hearts, this gorgeous 580m waterfall was easily New Zealand’s most spectacular waterfalls and certainly the one waterfall that was heads-and-shoulders better than the other waterfalls that  had visited in the Land of the Long White Cloud. And given its remote location deep in the wild and beautiful Fiordland National Park (also a World Heritage Area), it was one of many highlights of the Milford Track – said to be one of the finest walks in the world. Indeed, this waterfall had a lot going for it, and we just had to make room for it on this list.

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4.Iguazu Waterfalls – Brazil/Argentina

Located on the Brazilian-Argentine border, the Iguazu Falls, whose name translates to ‘Big Water,’ were the only waterfalls to be included in Lonely Planet’s Top Twenty Ultimate Travel Destinations. Made up of 275 separate waterfalls and dropping over more than a mile of rainforest-lined cliff edge, the falls vary in height from around 60 to 80 meters. Visitors are able to stay right at the edge of this dramatic natural wonder which appears to change color as the sun goes down.

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3.Detian Waterfalls, Vietnam

The falls consisted of two parts. There was the main waterfall (named Detian Waterfall) on the Chinese side of the Guichun River, and then there was the Ban Gioc Waterfall (Banyue Waterfall [meaning half-way across?] in Chinese) on the Vietnamese side of the river. Julie and I had no trouble seeing both falls from the Chinese side, but we were not sure about actually getting up to the Ban Gioc Waterfall since we didn’t actually take a boat across the river (plus I’m not sure if there would be border implications in doing that).

As for statistics, the cumulative drop over the three tiers of the falls was said to be 60m (which might seem a bit generous). The main falls on the Chinese side was said to be 120m wide. However, if you include the Vietnamese side with the Chinese side as one giant entity, then it was said to have 200m in overall width. So if you believe these numbers, then it was said to be the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, but it was certainly not the 2nd largest transnational waterfall in the world as Julie and I had seen was falsely proclaimed in the literature (Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls were all transnational waterfalls that surpassed Detian Waterfalls in size).

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2.Kaieteur waterfalls Guayana

Kaieteur waterfall is very special due to the combination of several factors:

  • Large height (251 m) – it is five times higher than Niagara Falls;
  • Large width and large water volume – average width is 113 m and average volume – 663 m3 per second. Kaieteur is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world – and bear in mind that most other contenders are lower and without tall plunge.
  • Impressive free fall of water. Main plunge is 226 m high. Most waterfalls do not have such a high free fall of water.
  • Beautiful scenery – primeval tropical forest around the falls. Many of the great falls of the world have altered landscape what decreases their impresiveness.

Kaieteur is located in the central part of Guyana Highlands, consisting of several billion years old rocks. This part of Guyana Highlands contains higher ridge named – Pakaraima Mountains, consisting of plateaus with steep sides.

Guyana is rich with waterfalls but this region is superior in this respect. Numerous powerful rivers fall here over the edges of plateaus

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1.Plitvice Waterfalls Croatia

With its verdant forest and tumbling waterfalls, the idyllic Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s most famous attractions and can lay claim to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Visitors have described the stunning park as ‘Mother Nature in her loveliest, most scenic guise,’ and these pictures show the sight in all its glory.

The picturesque park has 16 stunning blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine limestone on the Plitvice plateau.

It is surrounded by the mountains Pljesevica, Mala Kapela, and Medvedak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps.

It is the limestone deposits which help form the amazing river and lake system within Plitvice Lakes, which is the oldest natural park in southeast Europe.

Plitvice waterfalls