Five Must See Waterfalls Around the World CheapOair Staff November 18, 2010 Interests The beauty of nature is any reason for a traveler to seek out an adventure. To find undiscovered landscapes and unique natural wonders is worth any amount of physical endurance or cost. Discovering natural wonders, like waterfalls can also lose its spark; having the attitude that once you've seen one, you've seen them all. But, there is something majestic and unique about the flow of water that makes you stop in awe of how natural, how simple and how beautiful the structure truly is. Tsangpo Badong Waterfalls: China Discovered in 1998, The Tsangpo Badong Waterfalls in China looks like an exotic lush paradise. China may be known for cultural differences and history, but once you get a look at these cascades of water, you'll forget you're in China. The Yarlung Tsangpo waterfalls are misty and mysterious; truly a recently undiscovered gem worth seeing. Rainbow Falls: Hilo, Hawaii Named after the formation of a tropical colored pool, Rainbow Falls in Hawaii may not be the biggest falls, but aboriginal in its nature. It flows over a natural lava cave and locals say on sunny morning, one can see rainbows in the mist and the waters. Angel Falls: Venezuela Not only is this the world's highest waterfall (At 3,212 feet and a plunge of 2,648), it is probably the most recognized globally. Angel Falls; named after Jimmie Angel who flew over it and discovered the falls, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The beautiful falls is also a discussion of controversy in the Venezuelan state; President Hugo Chavez wants to rename the falls to its indigenous name, "Kerepakupai Merú", meaning "waterfall of the deepest place" Iguazu Falls: Brazil and Argentina Also located in South America, the massive Iguazu Falls borders the Brazilian and Argentine parameters. Although compared often to Victoria Falls in Africa, the South American falls have a reputation for itself. When you have a cataract called "La Garganta del Diablo", the Devils Throat, you make a name for yourself. At some point, you can be surrounded by 260 degrees of luscious falls. Krimmler Wasserfalle: Austria What makes Krimmler Wasserfalle so unique is not the falls itself, but its path. Since it is the highest waterfall in Austria, they flow downward to the curves of the landscape; plunging in low drops. It may be difficult to see the falls, but to have a panoramic view in such a small village is worth the tiring hike.