10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world
Travel has a positive effect on the work of the human brain! Is this, by the way, proven by British scientists? And if we take into account the daily workload of our brain, then sometimes there comes a time when you want to buy a burning tour, collect a briefcase and recover the next day to travel around the world, because there is so much beautiful in it.
We read the article that inspired us. It described the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet! We decided to share it with you.
In fact, all the waterfalls on the planet are very simple. Even the grandest cascades are an example of the law of gravity. But from one of their majestic appearance always breathtaking. Proof of this are the words of David Livingstone, which he described Victoria Falls on November 16, 1855: “Moving to the edge with trepidation, I look down into the large gap formed by the banks of the Zambezi – never before have a European’s eyes seen a more delightful phenomenon. “It’s like I saw a flying angel.”
Next, we will tell you about the most famous waterfalls around the world, the beauty of which has been repeatedly described in their works by famous writers and poets.
1. Kayetur Falls, Guyana
If you wanted to make a perfect waterfall to order, then it would most likely look like Kayetur waterfall. It is located in the northeastern part of South America, where the continuous stream of the Potaro River falls at a great speed from a height of 226 m. Such remoteness adds splendor to it. The easiest way to get to the waterfall is by plane. But you can go on a journey by land. You will need a good physical training, because this journey lasts for three days.
2. Angel Falls, Venezuela
The Kayetur and Angel Falls are only 215 km away. The rapid flow of the river Kerep drops down from a height of 979 m (807 m is a continuous fall). Angel – the highest waterfall on the planet and the main pride of Canaima National Park. Today the waterfall is called Kerepakupai-Meru, due to the official renaming in 2009.
3. Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
The huge complex, consisting of 275 waterfalls, is the most beautiful border on the planet. The raging waters of the Iguazu River connect the territories of two neighboring states – Brazil and Argentina. Iguazu distinguished itself among other waterfalls, not by its height (82 m), but by an impressive width of 2.7 km.
4. Tugela Falls, South Africa
Formally, Tugela is 31 m lower than Angel Falls. But many doubt the correctness of this data and demand to make measurements again. Tugela ranks second among the highest waterfalls on the planet, and is also the main attraction of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.
5. Victoria Falls, Zambia
Victoria Falls is one of the 7 wonders of the world. It has a height of 108 m and a width of 1708 m. Daredevils can swim in the “devil’s pool”, which is located on the edge of the top of the waterfall. But you can inspect the waterfall while at a safe distance from the water.
6. Niagara Falls, USA and Canada
The height of Niagara Falls is only 51 m. Niagara Falls is so small that, having once visited Iguaçu Falls, Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed: “Poor Niagara!”.
7. Brown Falls, New Zealand
Brown Falls is King of the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Its height reaches 836 m, which allows it to be in the top ten of the highest waterfalls.
8. Vinnufsen and Mardalsfossen, Norway
Europe can also be proud of the waterfalls, which were able to impress the whole world with their beauty. Vinnufossen Falls is the highest in Europe (865 m). The raging waters of this gigantic beauty supplies the Winnufonn Glacier. At 50 km from Winnofossen is his younger brother – Mardalsfossen waterfall (705 m).
9. Dettifoss, Iceland
The height of the Dettifoss waterfall is only 45 m, but this did not prevent him from earning him the reputation of the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Interestingly, more than 200 tons of water per second falls from the Yeculybsau-au-Feudelum River to the foot of the Dettifoss waterfall.
10. Is Choal Aluinn, Scotland
This is the highest waterfall in Scotland. From the two-cascade 200-meter height of the Sutherland mountains a stream of water flows down to the lake Beag. You can get to the waterfall on an off-road vehicle that can drive through the highlands, as well as on a boat, after reaching the lake Beag.
The waterfall is a delightful creation of nature, which conquers all with its power and beautiful landscapes. You should definitely see this beauty with your own eyes, so do not waste your time and go traveling, because there is so much beauty in the world!