The world is full of breathakingly beautiful sights and while mountains, beaches and cities are all special to behold in their own way, there is something majestic about waterfalls. Whether it is the roar they make, the sheer power of the water plunging over the falls or just the enticing look about them; it’s always a special occasion visiting one. Here are 6 of the most wonderful waterfalls in the world!
Iguazu Falls – Argentina and Brazil
Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls is incredible to visit as you are greeted with a roar of sound, a mist of fine spray and the sight of over 270 cascades is simply awe-inspiring. Each side of the border is well worth visiting and taking a boat trip beneath the falls is an exhilarating experience that will live long in the memory.
Niagara Falls – Canada and the USA
One of the most famous waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls is also known as the Horseshoe Falls due to the shape it makes. The cacophony of sound that you hear as you approach is almost overwhelming and there are some amazing photos of the falls to be had from both sides of the border.
Detian Falls – China and Vietnam
Simply beautiful to behold, Detian Falls are yet another lot of cascades that straddle an international border. The dazzling white of the falls contrasts delightfully with the green of the foliage about it and the glimmering turquoise pools below. The glorious mountains that rise up just behind them are yet another reason to visit this incredible landscape.
Plitvice Waterfalls – Croatia
An increasing popular tourist destination, Plitvice Waterfalls in Croatia is set amongst a wonderful natural park and is a must-see if you’re in the country. Walking upon the little wooden platforms that weave their way about just above the lakes’ shimmering waters is a magical experience and the enchanting waterfalls are just one of the many incredible sights that the park has to offer up.
Tugela Falls – South Africa
Lying deep in the imposing Drakensberg Mountain range, Tugela Falls is remarkably the second highest waterfall in the world but is surprisingly not known by many people out of South Africa. The views from up high amidst the clouds are to die for as mountains, ridges, peaks and plateaus stretch away into the distance below you.
Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe
Another of the most famous waterfalls in the world, Victoria lies on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the most majestic natural sights to see on the continent. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the main tourist attraction in both countries and people from around the world travel to see its spectacular falls.