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11 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World You’ll Love

Waterfalls are cascading beauties with enchanting appearances that are a treat to the eyes and soothing effects that calm the mind. As one of the most spectacular natural attractions, it’s common to wonder, ‘What are the most beautiful waterfalls in the world?’

It’s hard to pinpoint what makes waterfalls so unique, but you’ll be mesmerized when seeing the water rushing down over rocky cliffs into a glistening body of water. From cascades falling down lush hills in Hawaii to waterfalls roaring in Iceland, this guide highlights some of the most stunning falls to visit.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls.

1. Niagara Falls (USA/Canada) 

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Niagara Falls is one of the most famous landmarks that’ll leave you in awe. This world-renowned waterfall spans the border between Ontario in Canada and New York in the US. It comprises three waterfalls, with the Horseshoe Falls being the largest. The height of Niagara Falls varies between 51 and 57 meters.

2. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe/Zambia)

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most impressive waterfalls featuring outstanding beauty and size. Victoria Falls is approximately 1708m wide and varies in height with a maximum drop of 108 meters.

3. Angel Falls (Venezuela)

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Angel Falls is an awe-inspiring waterfall located on the Churun River in Canaima National Park. At 979 meters, It is the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall. Due to its size and steepness, most of the water does not reach the bottom and gets carried away as thin fog in the wind or evaporates. 

4. Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil)

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Surrounded by subtropical rainforest, Iguazu Falls offers an enchanting experience with unforgettable views of rushing waters. It comprises hundreds of individual waterfalls producing vast sprays of water at the Argentina-Brazil border.

5. Yosemite Falls (California, USA)

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Surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, and it’s certainly a beauty. Located in the picturesque Yosemite National Park, this striking waterfall has a total height of 739 meters. 

6. Kawasan Falls (Philippines)

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Kawasan Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines. This stunning Asian landmark is located at the foot of the Mantalongon Mountain Range in Badian, Cebu Island.

It comprises many waterfalls, offering incredible views and a relaxing setting. Watch the multi-layered waterfalls flow, and don’t forget to snap a few shots with the dramatic background. 

7. ‘Akaka Falls (Hawaii, USA)

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It’s no secret that Hawaii is filled to the brim with natural beauty, and ‘Akaka Falls adds to the long list of stunning sights. If you’re planning an island escape and hoping to see a dramatic display of cascading water, make your way to this waterfall in Akaka Falls State Park. 

8. Tegenungan Waterfall (Bali, Indonesia)

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A Bali itinerary would be incomplete without touring the best waterfalls. Tegenungan Waterfall is a powerful 25-metre-high waterfall located in a tropical jungle with beautiful sprawling trees.

Here you can relax and listen to the melodies of birds or take a refreshing swim in the plunge pool. For those hoping to capture beautiful pictures of the falls, it’s best to visit in the evening. Early birds visiting during sunrise will also be met with some spectacular views.

9. Gullfoss (Iceland)

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Iceland boasts impressive geological features and exciting landscapes to explore, making it a bucket list holiday destination for many travelers. One of its most popular natural attractions is the iconic Gullfoss waterfall. 

10. Rhine Falls (Switzerland)

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As one of the most beautiful European countries, Switzerland is home to an array of natural attractions. The Rhine Falls are sure to take your breath away. 

The Rhine Falls were formed during the last ice age, between 14,000 and 17,000 years ago. With high volumes of water plummeting over rocky terrain, the Rhine Falls are roughly 23 metres high and 150 metres wide. 

11. Jog Falls (India)

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Jog Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India and also one of the highest waterfalls in the country, at 253 metres. 

Marvel at the glorious Jog Falls as the waters plunge onto cliffs from the Sharavathi River. If you’re traveling with friends or family, it’s also a splendid spot to enjoy winter picnics with your loved ones. 

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