105 World’s Most Amazing And Famous Waterfalls – 21 to 40

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After reviewing about 400 of waterfalls around the world i stopped at these beautiful and amazing 105 waterfalls. These I find most interesting. For me they are the tallest, biggest, largest most beautiful falls in the world. A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff. Enough said. I will let you now enjoy some beautiful natural wonders of our planet.

Please note that this post in not supposed to be complete so please be free to post links to other amazing waterfalls you’ve seen in the comments to this post.

The information sources are listed at the end of this post.

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Detian - Banyue Falls China Vietnam

Detian – Banyue Falls China Vietnam

Detian – Banyue Falls or Ban Gioc Falls, are 2 waterfalls on the Quy Xuan River straddling the Sino-Vietnamese border, located in the Karst hills of Daxing County in the Chongzuo prefecture of Guangxi Province, on the Chinese side, and in the district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bằng province on the Vietnamese side, 272 km north of Hanoi. The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard from afar. photo source

Dettifoss Iceland

Dettifoss, Iceland

Dettifoss is a waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park of Northeast Iceland, not far from Mývatn. It is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland. The falls are 100 m wide and have a drop of 44 m down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge, having an average water flow of 200 m3/s. The waterfall can only be reached by a rough road. On the west bank there are no facilities and the view on the waterfall is somewhat hindered by the waterfall’s spray. On the east bank there is an information panel maintained by the staff of Vatnajökull National Park (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður) and a maintained track to the best viewpoints. photo source

Dudhsagar Falls India

Dudhsagar Falls, India

Dudhsagar Falls (literally meaning The Sea of Milk in marathi and konkani) is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa’s border with the state of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Panaji. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River’s watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India’s 5th tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m. photo source

Engstligen Falls, Switzerland

Engstligen Falls, Switzerland

The Engstligen falls near Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland are the second highest waterfalls in Switzerland. They are listed in the Swiss inventory of landscapes of national significance. The numerous mountain streams of Engstligenalp join together near its northern exit and fall in two steps over the rocks 600 m into the Engstligen valley where they become the official beginning of the Engstlige river. In winter, the Engstligen falls are a paradise for ice climbers. photo source

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand

The Erawan Waterfalls, found just outside of Kanchanburi, Thailand aren’t the most dangerous or lively waterfalls on earth, but the seven layers of falls costing gently down slopes ranging from as high as 70 feet to as few as 10 feet in height creating a calming atmosphere like no other. The natural limestone deposits give the waters in the relaxing pools their sparkling blue colors. photo source

Feather Falls, California

Feather Falls, California

Feather Falls is one of the highest falls in the United States, a thrilling 640-foot drop. This falls is maybe the most beautiful in California outside the Yosemite. It is located at Feather Falls Scenic Area, Plumas National Forest, Butte County in Oroville. photo source

Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania

Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania

Fulmer Falls is the second waterfall located in the George W. Childs Recreation Site in Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The falls are downstream from Factory Falls and upstream from Deer Leap Falls on the Dingmans Creek. At 17 meters (55 ft), it is the largest of the three falls. photo source

Gavarnie Falls, France

Gavarnie Falls, France

The Gavarnie Falls, also known as Grande Cascade de Gavarnie, is a tiered waterfall and ranks with its overall drop of 422 m as the tallest waterfall in France. The falls are situated in Cirque de Gavarnie, a two hour walk from the village Gavarnie in the Hautes-Pyrénées. photo source

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland

Giessbach Waterfalls, Switzerland

The Giessbach (663 m/ 2,175ft) can be reached by road or by boat to the Giessbach See landing-stage (15minutes from Brienz) and from there either on foot (20minutes) or by funicular (345 m/1,132ft). The best view of the Giessbach, which tumbles down from a height of 300 m/ 984ft, to the lake in a series of falls over successive ridges of rock on the beautifully wooded hillside, is to be had from the terrace in front of the Park Hotel. There are footpaths up both banks to the highest of the three bridges, under which the stream emerges from a narrow gorge and plunges into a rock basin 60 m/197ft deep. photo source

Gietro, Cascade du, Switzerland

Gietro, Cascade du, Switzerland

Gietro, Cascade du (Gietro Falls) is a tiered waterfall with a height of 1850 feet or 564 meters with an average width of 50 feet or 15 meters. These are continuously flowing waterfalls found in the Valais region. This fall is in the southwestern direction near the French border on one of the tributaries of Lac du Mauvoisin and is fed by a massive glacier. photo source

Gocta Waterfall, Peru

Gocta Waterfall, Peru

The Gocta Waterfall (Spanish: Catarata del Gocta), the third tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world after Angel Falls in Venezuela and Tugela Falls in South Africa is a perennial waterfall with two drops. Its existence was made public following an expedition made in 2005 by a German, Stefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers. He stated that the total height was accurately measured at 771 metres (2,530 ft). photo source

Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth. photo source

Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

Havasu is one of four major waterfalls in the heart of the Havasupai Tribe’s homeland. Navajo, Mooney, and Beaver Falls are also located in this beautiful canyon, each with their own unique qualities. Although located within the Grand Canyon, this picturesque desert oasis is not in Grand Canyon National Park, but rather on the Havasupai Reservation. Navajo falls is 21 metres, Havasu Falls is 37 metres, Mooney Falls is 64 metres and Beaver Falls is 10 metres. photo source

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall on the Murtle River within the Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the major causes for the development of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The falls are named for John Sebastian Helmcken, a physician with the Hudson’s Bay Company who helped bring British Columbia into Canadian Confederation, but who never actually saw the falls himself. photo source

Helmet Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmet Falls, British Columbia Canada

Helmet Falls has a total height of 1154 feet 352 meters and it is located in Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay National Park, Washmawapta Icefield. Helmet Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The headwaters of Helmet Creek come gushing out of the Washmawwapta Icefield, and almost immediately plunge over 1000 feet to the valley below. The falls actually consist of two streams, fed by two separate glaciers, which merge mid-fall, then drop over the second, smaller tier of the falls. The falls can only be reached via a 9 mile hike from the popular Vermilion Paint Pots. photo source

Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize

Hidden Valley Falls (Thousand Foot Falls), Belize

Hidden Valley Falls has a total height of 1500 feet 457 meters and it is located in Belize, Cayo, San Ignacio, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Hidden Valley Falls is located in an area of Belize where a botanical oddity occurs. Mountain Pine Ridge is an area where fir trees cover the landscape, a phenomenon seen nowhere else in the world so close to the equator. Hidden Valley Falls drops off of this ridge. There is some evidence that suggests the actual drop is closer to 1600 feet, regardless of what the commonly used alternate name, Thousand Foot Falls, indicates. photo source

High Force, England

High Force, England

High Force is a waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, County Durham (until 1974 part of Yorkshire), England. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and European Geopark. Despite popular belief, it is not, at 21.5 metres (70 ft), the highest waterfall in England: Cautley Spout, in Cumbria’s Howgill Fells, is almost 180 metres (600 ft) high and Hardraw Force, in North Yorkshire, has an unbroken drop of 30 metres (100 ft). photo source

Hi'ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii

Hi’ilawe Falls, Hiilawe, Hawaii

Hi’ilawe Falls has a total height of 1450 feet 442 meters, with a tallest single drop of 1201 feet 366 meters and it is located in USA, Hawaii (Big Island), Waipio Valley. Hi’ilawe Falls is the most famous waterfall in Waipio Valley. The falls share the same cliff wall with the often dry Hakalaoa Falls. Lalakea Stream above the brink of Hi’ilawe Falls had been partially dammed to provide water for developments in the area. photo source

Hogenakkal Falls, India

Hogenakkal Falls, India

Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri (or Cauvery) River. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the “Niagara of India”. With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. photo source

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, also known as Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baihe River in Anshun, Guizhou Province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high and 83.3 m (273 ft) wide. photo source

Inspiration sources: en.wikipedia.org, www.world-waterfalls.com, www.world-of-waterfalls.com


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