Mother nature never ceases to excite us. From impenetrable forests, lunar landscapes to dizzying mountains, all this to get to observe one of the wonders that nature offers us: the waterfalls. From the most famous waterfall in the world to the least known, all of them will somehow leave us breathless. Let’s find out which are the most beautiful waterfalls in the world!
Barron Falls – Australia
In Australia, precisely in the north of Queensland, you can admire the magnificent Barron Falls, known as Bibhoora in the aboriginal language.
The waters of the Barron River leap from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns Plain, creating a unique and unforgettable landscape. Barron Gorge National Park, in the Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area, is famous for its lush rainforest, biodiversity and evolutionary history. It is also an important place for the Aboriginal Djabugai people, who have inhabited the mountains and forests of the national park for thousands of years. Barron Gorge National Park was formed at an underwater level 400 million years ago, when Australia was part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Today, the area is a complex of outstanding natural beauty, consisting of waterfalls, rainforests and mountains, crossed by the rugged Barron River Gorge.
Detian Waterfalls – Vietnam
In the southwest of China’s Guangxi province, on the border with Vietnam, are the Detian Falls. They are considered to be among the largest on the mainland, with a width of 200 meters and a height of 70, and their light mist rises above the rice fields below. Detian Falls defines the border between China and Vietnam.
The waterfall is divided into 3 jumps that amplify the sound of the water, all in an idyllically beautiful surrounding landscape.
Huangguoshu Waterfall – China
Huangguoshu Waterfall, known as the Miniature Milky Way, is the largest waterfall in Asia. It is located above the Baishui River, one of the tributaries of the Dabang River, in Zhenning-Bouyei-Miao Autonomous County of southwestern Guizhou.
With a height of 74 meters and a width of 81 meters, it represents a unique natural setting.
Kahiwa Falls – Hawaii
Although Hawaii consists of several islands, it also has its own waterfalls, and one of the most beautiful of all is the Kahiwa Falls, located on the island of the same name.
The impression in this case is that the river that has existed for centuries has literally eroded the mountain, “eating” it until it cuts a narrow crack, forming what is, in fact, two separate mountains. For this reason, the waterfall is also visible from many places.
Jog Falls – India
Jog Falls, Niagara or Gerosoppa Joga Falls is the second highest waterfall in India, located at Sagara Taluk in the state of Karnataka and is a major tourist attraction. It is also known as Gersoppa Niagara or Gundi jogada.
Its jump is 298 meters high and takes the name Jog Falls, spectacular and also formed here by a single river, the Sharavathi.
Baatara Gorge Waterfall – Lebanon
The Baatara Gorge Waterfall (also known as Balaa Waterfall) is a waterfall that falls into a karst cave, located near the town of Tannourine, Lebanon. In 1988, a test with a fluorescent dye showed that the waters of the cave reappear 13 hours later at the spring of Dalleh, near the village of Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir, 6 km northwest and 800 m below.
The Balaa waterfall (named after the nearest village) or Baatara cave, as it is also called, is more suggestive in spring and summer – especially in March and April – when, with the melting of the snow, the flow increases and the roar of the water that plunges into the gorge (up to 250 meters deep!) becomes deafening!
Here you go! If you ever want to witness one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet, you know where to head. What other wonders did you get to see first-hand? Which one was your favorite? Share your experience with us in the comments below.