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7 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/09/2012 7:00 am

Between their danger and their beauty, waterfalls are undoubtedly among the earth's most dramatic phenomena. They are treated with respect bordering on awe by almost every culture on Earth because their undeniable power is complimented by a mesmerizing sort of beauty. And falls come in many varieties: Some slink down from mountains and others explode off the edges of cliffs, rocketing spray into the air and soaking the travelers who come to visit them.

Whether three-tiered, pink or even frozen, these falls are among the world's absolute best to visit.

See where all 25 of the world's great waterfalls are located on a map at Trippy.com

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  • Amicalola Waterfall

    <strong>Dawsonville, GA</strong> - There are camping grounds here but if camping isn't your thing, there's a lodge you can stay in. Also, if you're into hiking, there's a hiking group that makes the climb up to see the falls by way of a challenging trail (which also happens to be part of the famed Appalachian Trail). <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide1&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Victoria Falls

    <strong>Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe</strong> - There's a part of the Falls called "Devil's Pool" that allows swimmers to come right up to the edge of the Falls (and by "right up to the edge" we mean RIGHT up to the edge!). If you'd prefer an aerial view, there are little "fixed-wing" planes you can take for a completely unforgettable experience (and by "planes" we mean something you'd find at a Steampunk convention). <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide2&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Havasu Falls

    <strong>Supai, AZ</strong> - These used to be called "Bridal Veil Falls" because the water used to fall across the entire width of the rocks. Must have really been something to see! <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide3&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Watkins Glen State Park

    <strong>Watkins Glen, New York</strong> -This place is every waterfall fan's dream: there are 19 of them within two miles here and if you follow the path of the gorge you'll be going both over and under them. When you decide to take a break, have a swim in the park's Olympic-sized pool or try your hand at fishing; the area is famous for its plentiful rainbow trout. <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide4&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Iguazu Falls

    <strong>Puerto Igazú, Argentina</strong> - It won't surprise anyone that the parks that include the Falls (one in Argentina, one in Brazil) are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Falls are just over 80 meters at their highest point and are located at the border between Brazil and Argentina. The surrounding rainforest contains some incredibly interesting animals including something called the "Strange-tailed Tyrant." <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide5&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Skógafoss

    <strong>Skógar, Iceland</strong> - If you can't pull yourself away from the falls, just set up camp! You can set up your tent so you'll have a perfect view of the Skógafoss and if you're lucky, catch one of its famous rainbows. According to legend, a Viking named Þrasi Þórólfsson buried a chest of gold behind the falls here so make sure to bring your metal detector, too. <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide6&utm_campaign=waterfall" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

  • Seven Sisters Waterfall

    <strong>Stranda, Norway</strong> - No surprise that this is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The legend is that the falls here represent seven sisters while the lone fall across the way represents their suitor. <a href="http://www.trippy.com/friends/4eb96c1ee4b0c0ec367ca006/Incredible_Waterfalls.html?utm_source=hp&utm_medium=slidwshow&utm_content=slide7&utm_campaign=waterfalll" target="_hplink">See all 25 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls on Trippy.</a>

 

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