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The top 10 most amazing waterfalls in the world

There are some pictures that give life to your imagination. They are so magical that they tend to take you away to a faraway place, making you daydream in wonder and amazement. You can stare at these for hours on end, simply because they are so amazingly beautiful. These 10 waterfalls are real locations that are even more amazing than the images you may see. Take a trip around the world and experience the wonder of these waterfalls. 

Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante (Hanging Glacier Falls), Chile Waterfall

Situated in Chile at Aisen, Queulat National Park, and Puyuhuapi, this waterfall is unique as it pours from under a glacier. It flows down over a massive drop of 1400 to 2000 feet, meeting the valley below. 

Cascata delle Marmore, Italy Waterfall

This is one of the tallest waterfalls in Europe, and the tallest in Italy. Comprising of three sections, the tallest section is 272 feet high, and the total height of the waterfall is a staggering 541 feet. 

Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii, United States Waterfall

Dropping 1201 feet and plunging into a massive abyss, this waterfall is situated on the main island of Hawaii, in the wonderful Pacific. This is a waterfall that is amazing and majestic, taken right out of a fantasy movie, and is as magical as heaven on earth. 

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland Waterfall

This is a fantastic creation of nature that is an amazing 2175 feet tall, falling into a majestic, deep rock basin that is 197 feet deep. Located behind the Park Hotel in Giessbach, Switzerland, this wonderful view can be reached quite easily via foot, car, or boat. Take a hike to get the best of the view! 

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, United States Waterfall

A staggering 620 feet tall, with the top tier of the waterfall alone falling 542 feet, this wonder is just a 40-minute drive from Portland, Oregon. The lower part of the falls includes a bridge that gives you a magnificent view, making it a popular tourist hot spot. 

Kalambo Falls, Zambia, Tanzania, Waterfall

Placed on the border of Tanzania and Zambia, this is a wonderful waterfall that is located in the middle of nowhere. It’s terribly hard to get to, but once you do, the view is worth the effort. Falling down on to the Kalambo gorge, which is over 1000 feet deep, the total height of the waterfall is 772 feet. Though only a few can actually enjoy the view firsthand, you can do so right here in the comfort of your home or office. 

Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho, South Africa Waterfall

630 feet in height, the Maletsunyane Falls is a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall hidden in the kingdom of Lesotho, republic of South Africa. Hidden in a place where few have traveled, this wonder of nature is far better than anything CGI could offer, recreating a location of wonder in real life. It is just 5 hours away from Port Edward, near the southern tip of South Africa.

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand Waterfall

This waterfall, which flows into Lake Quill, is located in the Fiordland National Park on the south island of New Zealand’s volcanic islands, near Milford Sound. It falls down a fantastic 2766 feet from a large basin that is fed by the water of the Arthur River. 

Giving it a breathtaking view, Mount Elliott can be seen in the background of this waterfall, along with many other mountains that surround it on all sides. As this is approximately 1200 miles across the straight ocean to Sydney, Australia, and 200 miles from Christchurch, Australia, reaching here might require a helicopter.

Baatara Balaa Gorge Sinkhole, Tannourine, Lebanon Waterfall

837 feet tall, this waterfall cascades down straight to the Baatara pothole, which is a cave that is made out of limestone that is supposedly Jurassic. However, there is no reliable way to gauge this claim, as carbon dating can only accurately date items up to 40,000 years. Located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail in the north of Israel, both the waterfall and the pothole are amazing sights to behold. 

It only takes a five-minute trek from the village of Balaa to reach this wonder of the world, which you can get by traveling from Lebanon to Laklouk. It is a spectacular sight to feast your eyes on and has many names, including the “Cave of the three bridges” and “Gouffre des Trois Ponts” (French for “Three Bridges Chasm”

Angel Falls (Salto Angel), Venezuela Waterfall

Being the world’s highest waterfall, the Angel Falls drops down a massive 3212 feet, with 47 drops and cascades adding to its mystery and beauty. The longest drop of the lot is a staggering 2648 feet, contributing mostly to the height of the waterfall. 

Though amazingly beautiful, the height and location of the waterfall make it very hard to reach. Surrounded by clouds simply because of its massive height, the waterfall is located in the heart of the Macizo del Auyan-Tepui Rainforest in Parque Nacional Canaima (Canaima National Park) near the top of South America and is fed by the Gauja River.

The waterfall gets its name from James Angel, who discovered it discovered it in 1933 discovered it. In a local tribal language called Pemon, this waterfall is also called “Vená,” “arVená,” or “Vená,” which means the waterfall’s highest point; or “Kerepakupai Vená,” meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”.

All these waterfalls are unbelievably amazing. Which one would you pick as number one? 

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