The Most Amazing Waterfall in The World

By Lily Evans | Beautiful

Jun 21
The Most Amazing Waterfall in The World

Putting up a collection of the most Amazing Places in The World is by no means an easy task, as the take on as which waterfall is the best completely depends on each's personal experience.

Just by looking at photos or reading about it in print, one cannot decide whether a waterfall deserves a place in the top 10 or not. However, based on a general opinion among thousands of people who have visited the waterfalls, here is a list of the top 10 waterfalls in the world, in reverse order.

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10. Sutherland Falls, Fiordland, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls, Fiordland, New Zealand

Located in the exotic Fiordland National Park, which is also the World Heritage Area, Sutherland Falls is a beautiful 580 metre-high waterfall that is sure to take your breath away. It is among the many natural attractions of Milford Track in New Zealand as well.

9. Dettifoss, Jokulsargljufur, Iceland

Dettifoss, Jokulsargljufur, Iceland

It is a powerful waterfall in all of Europe, the reason being it sends glacial meltwaters at an average flow of 500 cubic meters per second, over its 44-metre precipice. It is found at the top of the magnanimous Jokulsargljufur, which, simply put, is the Grand Canyon in its Icelandic form. Dettifos has got three more waterfalls along the same river, but this is the most magnificent one and makes it to the 9th place.

8. Gullfoss, Haukadalur, Iceland

Gullfoss, Haukadalur, Iceland

The second waterfall from Iceland to make it to the top 10, this amazing beauty is also one of the most unique waterfalls in the world, owing to the fact that it tumbles on the Hvita River in 2 tiers at ninety-degree angles to each other. Gullfoss forms a part of Iceland's Golden Circle, a string of attractions that form a circle in the SW part of the country. Also, you can have a clear view of the rainbows over the waterfalls when the weather and timing are right!

7. Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Guyana

Located in the pristine Guyana Shield, this 741-foot tall and 370-foot wide monster is supposedly among the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world. The amazing surroundings of the waterfall that comprise beautiful, untouched wild forests make for a spectacular setting.

6. Yosemite Falls, California, USA

Yosemite Falls, California, USA

Another huge waterfall, the Yosemite Falls form part of the Yosemite Valley and can be viewed from many trails and viewpoints. Accessible very easily, this waterfall does not flow all year, though.

5. Angel Falls, Canaima, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Canaima, Venezuela

Nestled deep in the amazing Venezuelan rainforest, the Angel Falls plummets without interruption for 807 meters, and easily qualifies for being among the tallest waterfalls in the world. Mystery shrouds its origin as nothing but forests surround the part where it begins.

4. Plitvice Waterfalls, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

Plitvice Waterfalls, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

While other falls featured here in the top 10 are single waterfalls, the Plitvice Waterfalls are different in the way that they are a multitude of uncountable waterfalls. The scenery looks like these waterfalls have a world of their own!

3. Niagara Falls, Canada/New York, USA

Niagara Falls

Undoubtedly one of the most famous falls in the world, from appearances in countless movies and on TV and on postcards, the Niagara Falls are indeed spectacular. Located right on the border, the falls generate an average of about 750,000 gallons of water per second, thus making it the biggest waterfall in the whole world in terms of volume!

Niagara Falls serves as more than just a beautiful legacy from the ice age, it also provides drinking water, fishing, recreation, industrial water, and hydropower to more than a million people in the United States and Canada.

Niagara Falls does not exactly hold the record for the highest waterfalls. There are approximately 500 other waterfalls that are higher. The highest is the Angel Falls found in Venezuela, at 3212 feet. Even so, it seems that no other falls can stake claim to having a higher amount of water volume than the falls at Niagara Falls, with more than 6 million cubic feet per minute​

2. Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zimbabwe

A tough contender for the number one spot, Victoria is the largest singular waterfall in the whole world, spanning across 1.7 km. Considered as one of the seven major natural wonders of the world, these falls generate an average of 1 million liters of water per second!! Adding to the grace is the announcement by UNESCO as the falls being a World Heritage Site.

The Zimbabwe side of the Falls nearly always has water flowing over the lip. Poor Zambia, they got a raw topography deal on their side of Vic Falls - or maybe it's the Zambian hydroelectric plant that reduces their water levels? Be that as it may, if you want to see sufficiently impressive amounts of water pouring over the edge of Victoria Falls between September and December, then view it from the Zimbabwe side.

Zambezi water levels start dropping from June and by September the Zambian side of the Falls can be a mere trickle, reducing to almost nothing in December. The flip side to low water levels is that it makes for excellent conditions for white river rafting and it has to be said the Zambezi River offers the best commercial white river rafting in Southern Africa. If you go to the Falls and you are able bodied enough, it simply has to be done. The force of the water is something to behold and enjoyed.​

1. Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Brazil

The Iguazu Falls are an incredible sight, and one just has to see it live to admire what it is to the fullest really. Spanning a large 2 km, these falls have an average flow of 1.3 million liters of water per second! Consisting of around 275 individual and smaller falls and cascades, these falls are the best that there could be.

Iguazu is typically referred to as one of the most magnificent natural features of the world and is a place that you must see when you visit Brazil. Situated on the border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina these waterfalls are simply breathtaking. There is much to explore when you visit, and you'll find that you can easily spend several days exploring the areas surrounding Iguazu.


Conclusion

The above are the most Most Amazing Places in The World that you just cannot miss to tour. All you need is proper planning and visit one of the falls if not all of them.

About the Author

I'm Lily Evans and I’m here to share with you pieces of travel advice, as well as handy tips and tricks, which I have accumulated over years of travelling and exploring the globe.