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.