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Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

There are waterfalls in the world known for their dizzying height and impressive length. Many of them are a mecca for travelers and the source of unforgettable memories. Here are the top 5 most striking water cascades

Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the world's tallest waterfall, with a height of 1,054 meters. It is located in the rainforests of the Canaima National Park in Venezuela. The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain, flowing into the Churún River. The world’s tallest single-drop water cascade is surrounded by clouds of fog and mist most of the time. Getting to Angel Falls is not easy as there are no tourist trails leading to it. The only way to get there is by air or river.

Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls is the second-tallest waterfall on the planet. It sits on the territory of Royal Natal National Park in the Republic of South Africa. This 948-meter-tall waterfall is a mesmerizing landmark. Its waters drop over the edge of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains), forming five cascades. There are two trails leading to Tugela Falls. One of them is 7 kilometers long and winds through a gorge and indigenous forests. The second trail to it leads through a little chain ladder. However, only the brave dare to take this path.

Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls sits on the border between Canada and the United States. It represents a magnetic complex of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls – that strike the imagination with their length and power. Niagara Falls is 792 meters long and 53 meters high. The Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, falls over a 1,000-meter-wide cliff. Its waters are also used for generating power. The volume of water that rushes through Niagara in this area every second is 5,700 cubic meters. Niagara Falls is nature's magnificent creation.

Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

Victoria Falls

This unusual cascade is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is often referred to as South Africa’s greatest landmark. Victoria Falls has a width of 1,800 meters, a height of 120 meters, and a water flow of 14,000 cubic meters per second. Its falling streams create a dense fog. Locals call the waterfall named after Queen Victoria "The Smoke That Thunders". You can get to this natural attraction by train passing through the Zambezi River or by kayak.

Top 5 astonishing waterfalls

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, a network of water cascades on the border between Argentina and Brazil, rounds our top 5 magnificent waterfalls. It splits into roughly 275 distinct falls, each falling into the Iguazu River. The waterfall is 2,700 meters wide and 82 meters tall. Iguazu Falls sits on the territory which is added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The largest falls of Iguazu are named Three Musketeers, Adam and Eva, and Ramirez. Notably, the waterfall emerged after a violent volcanic eruption, which created a huge crack in the crust of the earth.

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