Since ancient times, the waterfalls have exercised a particular fascination for man, to the point of being considered among the most evocative natural beauties on the planet earth. The waterfalls manage, even for their frightening size, to impress every type of traveler. And of course today they are among the most popular destinations ever.
But what are the most beautiful and popular waterfalls for tourists? Here is the ranking of the best waterfalls, real wonders, evidence of all the best that nature offers.
10 – Detian, China / Vietnam
At the bottom of the ranking, we find the Detian, beautiful waterfalls located on the border between China and Vietnam. They are among the largest on the continent and have a width of about 200 meters and a length of almost 70.
9 – Jog, India
A higher position we have the Jogs , which originate from the Sharavathi River in the Indian state of Karnataka. Jog Falls is a popular tourist destination in southwestern India.
8 – Mardalsfossen, Norway
In eighth place, we find Mardalsfossen, one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls of the old European continent. The waterfall, with its incredible power, manages to meet the entire energy needs of Norway.
7 – Havasu, United States
Falls are the first of the three waterfalls located in the USA included in the ranking. They are accessible to a limited number of visitors and the lucky few who manage to enjoy this beauty keep the memory for a lifetime.
6 – Yosemite, United States
Close to the top five are the fabulous Yosemite, located in California on the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The United States is confirmed as the nation with the highest number of appearances in our ranking.
5 – Niagara, Canada
The very famous Niagara Falls are among the best known and visited also for their vast front. They were the natural setting of the movie Niagara, played by the beautiful Marylin Monroe, the most beautiful woman ever.
4 – Waihilau, United States
The Waihlau Falls are located on the northern coast of the Hawaiian Islands and are considered among the most appreciable in the world, so much so that they placed fourth in the ranking. They boast an important record: they are the tallest waterfalls in the United States of America and in thirteenth place in the world, with an incredible height of 790 meters!
3 – Victoria, Africa
The beautiful Victoria Falls are born from the important Zambezi River and win the third step of the podium. They develop along the border between the states of Zambia and Zimbawie . They are one of the places most visited by tourists who choose the African continent as a destination for their holidays.
2 – Iguazu, Argentina / Brazil
Disputed between Argentina and Brazil, the falls are named after the Iguazu River. Included among the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, it consists of a system of 275 waterfalls up to 70 meters high. Among all, the most famous is the ” Devil’s Throat “, 150 meters deep. They have been the locations and film sets of major films such as Miami Vice and Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull.
1 – Angel, Venezuela
In the first place the Angel waterfall, known to be the highest in the world. Considered sacred by the native Indians of the place, it takes its name from the American pilot who discovered it, Jimmy Angel, and thanks to their frightening size they are awarded the gold medal.