It was about time this month’s waterfall theme was continued, because they are just a fantastic display of natural beauty, and most of the time they are underapreciated. It started with a list of the 5 tallest waterfalls in the world, but most of them were not as spectacular as one could expect.
So what better way to continue this than a list of The 4 most spectacular waterfalls in the world ? You guys loved that, and even added some of your own favorite waterfalls, so this is how this post was born. By the readers, for the readers.
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Meaning Golden Falls, it’s located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. It is one of the biggest turistic attractions in the country, and there are some legends that surround it.
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One is that Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of Tómas Tómasson (one of the owners of the waterfall in the 20th century), was determined to save the waterfall from being used for electricity and even even threatened to throw herself into the waterfall. Although it is widely believed, the very popular story that Sigríður did save the waterfall from utilization is not true, but a stone memorial to Sigriður, located above the falls, depicts her profile.
Vettisfossen is one of the largest waterfalls in Norway, in the mountain range of Jotunheimen. It’s about 275 meters tall.
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It’s ideal for an easy and very pleasant hike. As pompous as it’s name may seem, is derived from the nearby farm, Vetti gard. A must see for anybody visiting Norway.
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Alamere Falls tumbles down a cliff to the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes National Seashore. This awesome waterfall lies north of the Bolinas plateau and south of Arch Rock.
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Here, the fresh water meets the salt water in what is a fantastic view that pleases a significant number of tourists each year. The ocean gives a fantastic view too, and the landscapes it creates along with the waterfall are just amazing!
Angel falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, measuring 979 meters. It is located in the Canaima National Park, in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela.
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