11 breathtaking waterfalls around the world
Waterfalls have always been something special for people all over the world. That is why they are called “places of power” in many cultures. However, waterfalls look differently in various locations. If you want to learn some curious facts about waterfalls and see the most picturesque of them, keep reading!
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#1 Yosemite Falls, California
Not all waterfalls can be easily seen. Some of them are located underground and underwater. Such waterfalls can be found in many caves around the world.
#2 Wallaman Falls, Australia
It is pretty dangerous to dive off waterfalls, do not do it. There are a lot of sharp rocks on the bottom of most waterfalls because of the water that crashes into the ground.
#3 Mantayupan Falls, Philippines
Some waterfalls can freeze. It happens when rivers that supply water to waterfalls have the temperature below the freezing point. Frozen waterfalls are picturesque spectacles.
#4 Thi Lor Su Waterfall, Thailand
The main reasons of waterfall creation are earthquakes and landslides. They change the landscape and flows of streams and rivers creating waterfalls.
#5 Rhine Falls, Switzerland
Many waterfalls around the world are used to generate hydroelectric power. An example of a waterfall used to create power is Niagara Falls.
#6 Golden Waterfall, Taiwan
Waterfalls are divided into many types. These types derive from many factors such as shape, drop, or how the water flows.
#7 Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Waterfalls are really noisy. For example, you can hear Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe from over 40km away.
#8 Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world! In summer, its water turns into mist before reaching the stream below.
#9 Skógafoss, Iceland
No two waterfalls are exactly the same, just like snowflakes and fingerprints.
#10 Ouzoud Waterfall, Morocco
Some people who like extreme sports go over waterfalls in barrels. Daredevil Exhibit has a large collection of such barrels.
#11 Shiraito Falls, Japan
People have always wanted to create man-made waterfalls. The Cascata delle Marmore is an example of a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans.
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