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11 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

What are the most beautiful waterfalls in the world? 

The world is a beautiful place, especially where nature has been left untouched to build its own empire. Waterfalls, for instance, are particularly beautiful and stunning works of art signed by Mother Nature, which is why we decided to create a list with the 11 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

 

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Waterfalls are usually created in the upper courses of the rivers when the channels are most often than not narrow and deep. After many years of running down the same path, the water has eroded the bedrock. The areas that are now steep falls where the most impressive waterfalls stand will become over years canyons or other, flatter, forms of land. That’s a long time away, however, since erosion at such a scale doesn’t happen over night.

There are many impressive areas around the world. Waterfalls can impress through the height of their fall, the width, volume of water or their beauty. A beautiful waterfall needs to create a wonderful scenery, to leave a long lasting impression on the visitor. While it’s true that any waterfall will likely make the viewer smile and awe at the power of nature, not all are created equal.

You can even check out our list of 11 widest waterfalls in the world and see if those are also on the list of the most beautiful ones.

Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder we decided to take the Internet for a spin. We searched for various lists with the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, picking out eight sites, including Telegraph, The World Geography, and 99 Travel Trips. We then checked out the ones that were mentioned most often, took into account their rankings and divided those by the number of mentions to get a score. We also gave extra points to the waterfalls that are world heritage sites.

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