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There are only so much water in the world, some of it form some of the most amazing and breathtaking waterfalls. Below are some them. 

 

Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo Waterfall, Brazil

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Estancia Mimosa Ecotourism offers its visitors an interpretive trail amidst the forest stopping by at various cascades of all sizes and shapes, where you can swim in natural pools. Along the way, there are small caves, a diving platform and viewpoints with privileged view to the mountains of the Bodoquena Sierra.

 

Havasu Falls, Arizona US

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Havasu Falls is known throughout the world. The vibrant blue water contrasts against the striking red rocks of the canyon walls as Havasu Falls plunges nearly 100 feet into a wide pool of blue-green waters. Havasu Falls is the most striking waterfall in the Grand Canyon.

 

Russell Falls, Tasmania

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Russell Falls is a a tiered–cascade waterfall. The path to the Falls is sealed and suitable for wheelchairs or strollers, only taking 20 minutes to complete the 600m circuit. The falls are a popular tourist attraction. The waterfall descends over horizontal marinePermian siltstone benches, while the vertical faces of the falls are composed of resistant sandstone layers.

 

Ban Gioc – Detian Falls, Vietnam

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The two falls are considered as two parts of one waterfall with the sole name Bản Giốc. The two parts are called as: thác chính (Main waterfall) and thác phụ (Subordinate waterfall). The waterfall drops 30 m. 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.

 

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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The falls are located in the Guayana Highlands in Venezuela. The water comes in a free fall of 979 meters from the Churum river hovering of the edge of the “Auyantepuy” Table mountain, this the largest Tepuy (table mountain) in Canaima Venezuela. This height makes it the highest waterfall in the world. The fall is named for Jimmy Angel, an adventurous pilot from Missouri, who saw the waterfall for the first time in 1933 with his partner while searching for the legendary McCracken River of Gold, or the Golden City.

 

Ellora Caves Waterfalls, India

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The name Ellora itself inspires everyone as it represents one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave 16). The hill also supports several streams, the prominent among them being the Elaganga, which drains into the Shiv, a stream of the Godavari river system. The Elaganga is in its full vigour during the monsoon, when the overflowing waters of a barrage in the upstream near Mahismati allows the gushing waters to land at “Sita-ki-nahani” near Cave 29 as a crashing waterfall.

 

Gullfoss, Golden Falls, Iceland

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Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right 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 deep. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle, a popular day tour for tourists in Iceland.

 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia

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Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. David Livingstone named the falls in honour of Queen Victoria in 1855, he was the first known European to see the falls. It is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres  and height of 108 metres, resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

 

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, andbacteria.

 

Multnomah Falls, Oregon US

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The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 165 m and a lower falls of 21 m, with a gradual 3 m drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 189 m. Underground springs from Larch Mountain are the year-round source of water for the waterfall, augmented by spring runoff from the mountain’s snowpack and rainwater during the other seasons.

 

 

 

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