If you have ever stood at the base of a mighty waterfall, it is easy for you to understand why they are so appreciated around the world. The power of the water falling and splashing below becomes mesmerizing. Most of the time, there is also a stunning backdrop of nature that adds to the falls’ magnificence. And, if you are ever fortunate enough to visit a world-class waterfall on a day when the sun is hitting it just right, you will have an even deeper appreciation for them.
We would love to be able to replicate all of this for you in this article, but unfortunately, we only have words and pictures for you. Even within this article, though, you will end up with a better appreciation for the power and wonder of waterfalls. Be warned, though, after reading this article, you will want to visit as many of these waterfalls as you can.
So without further ado, here are nine waterfalls around the world that you must see in person.
Location: Misiones Province, Argentina
Waterfall Height: 269 Feet
Iguazu Falls may not be the tallest waterfall, but it is still full of amazing views and displays of power. It is located on the border of Argentia and Brazil and offers walkways on both sides that are excellent for viewing the falls up close. The highlight of the falls is called Devil’s Throat, as half of the fall’s water is funneled into this long, narrow drop.
Location: Canaima National Park, Venezuela
Waterfall Height: 2,648 Feet
If you are looking for height in a waterfall, this will be the waterfall for you. Angel Falls provides a fall of 2,648 feet and will make you feel like the water is coming right from the clouds. Along with the falls, there are several lakes, rivers, and forests for guests to enjoy, which will allow you to have all of the exploring and adventure that you can handle.
Location: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Waterfall Height: 167 Feet
Angel Falls may have had the height, but Niagra Falls offers pure power as 3,160 tons of water flow over the falls every second. Niagra Falls is located between the US and Canada border and offers stunning views from both sides of the falls, or from a boat on the water. Just make sure if you plan to get close, you bring your water poncho because you will definitely be in the splash zone.
Location: Southern Region, Iceland
Waterfall Height: 197
The views that accompany Seljalandsfoss waterfall are in a word, “stunning.” The falls are fed from a melting glacier-capped volcano and flow over a cliff that allows you to walk behind it. This is going to allow visitors to appreciate the falls from all of the waterfall’s different angles. It will also allow for some incredible exploring around the falls.
Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Waterfall Height: 355 Feet
Victoria Falls is another waterfall that proudly shows off its display of pure power. In fact, there is so much water that falls over the edge of the falls that the mist from it can be seen from miles around. With a bridge and a number of other vantage points, Victoria Falls visitors will be able to take in all of this power from a variety of excellent lookout spots.
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Waterfall Height: 517 Feet
Best seen in early spring, Bridalveil Falls is a highlight of Yosemite National Park. As you might have guessed, the falls got its name because of the waterfalls resemblance to a bride’s veil. With a paved trail leading up to the falls, visitors will be able to get a close up look at the falls. Also, with the falls being in a National Park, visitors can take advantage of camping in Yosemite and everything else that the park has to offer.
BAN GIOC FALLS
Location: Cao Bang, Vietnam
Waterfall Height: 197 Feet
Whereas some of the waterfalls on this list primarily have one level of falls, Ban Gioc Falls offers a number of different levels of waterfalls. This layered look gives the falls some depth to it, which adds to the stunning views. With mountains and lush forests surrounding the falls, the views become even more amazing. Also, if you are feeling adventurous, you can take a boat right up to the falls for an up-close inspection.
Location: Cherrapunji, India
Waterfall Height: 1,115
Spectacular year-round, Nohkalikai Falls really ratchets it up during the monsoon season. As the fourth tallest waterfall in the world, Nohkalikai Falls combines height and power for a truly stunning view. Combine all of this with the backdrop of dense jungle and a steep cliffside, and it is no wonder why this is a must-see waterfall.
PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK WATERFALLS
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Waterfall Height: 256 Feet
This isn’t your average waterfall, as it is actually a number of different waterfalls combined together. It is created by natural travertine dams and is something that can only be fully appreciated in person. Along with the falls, there are also plenty of lakes, forests, and rare bird species to enjoy. This will allow for visitors to really maximize their trip and get the most out of their visit.
9 Waterfalls Around the World That You Must See in Person Conclusion
When talking about these waterfalls, it is hard to really fully appreciate the power and awe that accompanies each waterfall. When you stand beside Niagra falls and hear the roar of the water as is falls over the edge, your appreciation will drastically grow.
So while this list of waterfalls is excellent, you should already be planning out your trip to visit one, or a few, of these natural wonders. Your trip will be something that you remember for the rest of your life.
When you return from your trip, we would love to hear about it in the comments below.