Best 20 Waterfalls Around the World

Unlike lakes that are usually stagnant and calm, waterfalls are always flowing and cannot be silent. Unlike the oceans that seem endless, waterfalls have limits and are bounded by the riverbanks they travel on. But waterfalls are mighty, and the majority of them roar. Waterfalls project and magnify the beauty of its surroundings. That is why chasing one is among the most unique experiences a traveler will have.

In order for us to appreciate this body of water, Tripelle has put together the best of 20 waterfalls around the world. Some of these are remote, while others are accessible. Some are tall and some have an incredible shape or size.

1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls - Best Waterfall

United States and Canada–Undoubtedly the most famous waterfall in North America, Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls whose span covers territories of both  Canada and the United States. This well-loved tourist attraction is a mighty natural border of the Ontario and New York.

2. Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina

Iguazu Falls - Best Waterfall

Standing at 269 feet and made up of 275 individual waterfalls and cascades, Iguazu Falls is another top favorite. This natural wonder is surrounded by rainforest and is a natural border of the South American countries of Brazil and Argentina.

3. Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls - Best Waterfall

Easily one of the most in-demand waterfalls in the world, Angel Falls is another South American tourist attraction on this list. The falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfalls at 3,211 feet. From afar, its cascades that plunges down the wall of the mountain is an amazing scene to see.

4. Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia

Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia - Best Waterfalls Around the World

These 16-terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls should be on your Croatian bucket list. The water that flows down the lake creates a natural curtain of waterfalls. The color of the water and the lush forest around it make it more appealing to the eye.

5. Havasu Falls, United States

Havasu Falls, United States - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Havasu Falls is incredibly famous among hikers and Arizona locals. It is located in the Havasu Creek within Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States. Everyone is welcome to swim in the cascade of water that plunges into the beautiful and cool turquoise pool of water.

6. Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland - Best Waterfalls Around the World

A road trip along the Golden Circle in Iceland will take you to the breathtaking Gullfoss Falls. Along with Seljalandsfoss, it is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls, and is located in the Hvítá river canyon.

7. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Iceland is blessed with otherworldly and stunning views, which include a number of lovely waterfalls. But one of the best Icelandic waterfalls that you should visit  is Seljalandsfoss. You can hike around the unspoiled nature or you can also walk behind the falls to make your trip unforgettable.

8. Burney Falls, United States

Burney Falls, United States - Best Waterfalls Around the World

One of the two Californian waterfalls that made our cut is Burney Falls. Compared to other waterfalls that are tall, Burney Falls stands roughly 132 feet. But what it lacks in height, it compensates for with its width. Aside from the curtain of water that flows down the stream, its deep sapphire blue plunge pool is another feature to look forward to.

9. Detian Falls, Vietnam and China

Detian Falls, Vietnam and China - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Like Niagara and Iguazu that both traverse international borders, Detian Falls also lies within international boundaries of China and Vietnam. In fact, this beautiful attraction is considered to be the largest transnational waterfall in Asia.

10. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia

Victoria Falls - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Undoubtedly one of the most well-known transnational waterfalls in world, Victoria Falls crosses both Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. This spectacular feat of nature is locally known as “The Smoke that Thunders” but is also popular for having the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

11. Kawasan Falls, Philippines

Kawasan Falls, Philippines - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Kawasan Falls is located in the town of Badian in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. It is one of the most visited waterfalls in the country because of its beautiful turquoise water. This multilayered waterfall is also famous for the number of extreme activities you can do while visiting. The activities include picnics and canyoneering that involves river trekking and cliff jumping.

12. Kung Si Falls,Laos

Kung Si Falls,Laos - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Another Southeast Asian waterfalls that made it to this list of Best 20 Waterfalls Around the World is the pride of Luang Prabang, Laos – Kung Si. It is a multilayered waterfall of cool water cascading down the river. Visiting this gorgeous waterfall is always on the bucket list of anyone who travels to Laos.

13. Ventisquero Colgante Falls, Chile

Ventisquero Colgante Falls, Chile - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Ventisquero Colgante is a geological masterpiece in the Chilean Queulat National Park. Its name literally translates to Hanging Glacier. It is amazing how the melt waters of the glacier plunge down the cliff creating a beautiful scenery.

14. Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Rhine Falls, Switzerland - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Being the largest waterfall in Europe, there is no doubt why tourist flock to see and witness the powerful plunges of the might Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Apart from the river and the Rhine falls, visitors will also be amazed by the picturesque and poster-perfect backdrop of  Switzerland’s natural wonders.

15. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana - Best Waterfalls Around the World

The water that flows down the Potano River and plunges down the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana forms a vertical watery curtain. At 741 feet, this single-drop waterfall will dwarf Niagara Falls four times. It  is also one of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls in the world.

16. Yosemite Falls, United States

Yosemite Falls, United States - Best Waterfalls Around the World

The Yosemite National Park is home to North America’s tallest waterfalls – the Yosemite Falls. This magnificent 2,425 feet-tall waterfall is a sight to see whenever you are in California.

17. Jiuzhaigou Nuorilang Waterfall

Jiuzhaigou Nuorilang Waterfall - Best Waterfalls Around the World

China’s Jiuzhaigou National Park is a nature reserve in the country’s Sichuan Province. The park is famous for its lakes and the Jiuzhaigou Nuorilang Waterfalls. True to its name, this waterfall is grand and magnificent.

18. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand­

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand­ - Best Waterfalls Around the World

New Zealand is where you will find Sutherland Falls, which is also one of the country’s mightiest body of water. The beauty of this waterfall simply jives with the jaw-dropping natural wonders of New Zealand.

19. Shoshone Falls, United States­

Shoshone Falls, United States­ - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Located in Snake River in Idaho, United States, Shoshone Falls is a 212 feet natural wonder that offers visitors several activities, including hiking, picnic areas, and swimming areas. Visit during spring to witness the powerful flow of water.

20. Asik-Asik Falls, Philippines

Asik-Asik Falls, Philippines - Best Waterfalls Around the World

Since its debut on the Internet, Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada, North Cotabato has since been a popular tourist attraction in Mindanao, Philippines. Tourists who have visited the waterfall talk about how beautiful and majestic Asik-Asik is. Unlike other waterfalls, the water source of this waterfall is not visible and the waterways are covered with mountain slab, which make it more unique.

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