Pe lista mea de dorinte de calatorie se afla, in primul rand, cascadele. De fiecare data ma minunez atunci cand am sansa de a le admira, in special atunci cand vine la pachet cu ele si un peisaj de poveste. Le-as vizita pe toate, daca as avea sansa, dar mai ales pe cele 20 alese in acest top. Pe cateva dintre ele deja le-am vazut, dar tot le-am adaugat pe lista de dorinte pentru a te inspira si pe tine. Acesta este topul meu 20 al celor mai spectaculoase cascade din lume:

20. Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Thailand (Asia)

• Inaltime: 250 m

• Lungime: 450 m

   Thi Lo Su este cea mai inalta cascada din Thailanda, formata de Raul Mae Klong. Este situata in Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, parte Patrimoniului Mondial UNESCO. Cascada este segmentata pe 3 nivele.

Thi Lo Su Waterfall                                                                                                                                                                             Image by Amir Yalon

19. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (South America)

• Inaltime:  226 m

• Lungime:152 m

  Este cascada cu cea mai lata cadere dintr-o singura bucata, din lume. Cascada s-a format pe raul Potaro, in Parcul National Kaieteur, parte a padurii Amazoniene. Iti poti imagina, prin urmare, grandoarea spectacolului oferit de aceasta perdea de apa in mijlocul vegetatiei amazoniene. 

Kaieteur Falls                                                                                                                                                                                  Image by Tim Snell

18. Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA (North America)

• Inaltime:  194 m

• Lungime: 3 m

 Aceasta cascada are in spate o legenda foarte interesanta. Se spune ca a fost creata pentru a castiga inima unei printese ce-si dorea sa aiba un loc ascuns de ochii lumii, in care sa faca baie. Cascada este sectionata pe 2 niveluri si se gaseste pe Columbia River Gorge, in statul Oregon din SUA.  

Multnomah Falls

17. Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glenn, NY, USA (North America)

 Cascada din statul New York este situata in Parcul Watkins Glenn. Aici, poti merge prin spatele caderii de apa sau poti sa o privesti de pe un pod mic. Puterea cascadei este foarte redusa, insa locul arata minunat deoarece pare ascuns intre doua stanci lucioase.

Rainbow Falls                                                                                                                                                    Image by bobistraveling

16. Nohkalikai Falls, India (Asia)

• Inaltime: 340 m

• Latime: 23 m

 Aceasta este una dintre cele mai inalte cascade din india si este localizata langa Cherrapunji, al doilea cel mai umed loc de pe planeta. Cascada a creat un mini lac datorita puterii sale foarte mari, a carui apa devine albastra iarna si verde primavara.

Nohkalikai Falls                                                                                                                                                                Image by Hrishikesh Sharma

15. Hi’ilawe Falls, Hawaii, USA (North America)

• Inaltime:  442 m

• Latime:  15 m

   Cea mai inalta cascada din Hawaii, localizata in Valea Waipi’o este privata. Desi este o cascada cu o latime foarte mica, a reusit sa iasa in evidenta datorita contrastului care il face cu verdele aprins al vegetatiei de pe insula.

Hi'ilawe Falls                                                                                                                                                                Image source: wikipedia.org

14. Dudhsagar Falls, India (Asia)

• Inaltime:  310 m

• Latime: 30 m

  Aceasta casacada este situata pe raul Mandovi in statul Goa din India. Este una dintre cele mai inalte si mai spectaculoase cascade din India cu o cadere formata in primul rand de ploi. Cascada devine atat de puternica uneori, incat trenurile sunt nevoite sa treaca pe sub jetul ei. 

dudhsagar Falls

13. San Rafael Falls, Ecuador (South America)

• Inaltime: 131 m

• Latime:  30 m

 Este cea mai voluminoasa cascada din Ecuador, dar asta nu este singurul motiv pentru care San Rafael este foarte cunoscuta. Un alt motiv 

 It is the most voluminous waterfall in Ecuador, but this is not the only reason San Rafael is very well known. Another good reason is the population of various birds in its surroundings. Being in the Amazonian forests would be a real pleasure to admire this beautiful flow of water.

San Rafael Falls                                                                                                                                                                                            Image source

12. Yosemite Falls, California, USA (North America)

• Inaltime:  739 m

• Latime:  46 m

    The highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park and also in the state of California, Yosemite is sectioned into 3 parts: Upper Yosemite Fall, Middle Cascades, and Lower Yosemite Fall. The best time to see the waterfall is in the spring season, when it reaches its highest flow.

Yosemite Falls

11. Tugela Falls, South Africa (Africa)

• Inaltime: 948 m

• Latime: 15 m

   Tugela Falls has a lot in common with the famous Angel Falls; not only they are very similar in appearance, but some people are still debating which of them is the highest in the world. Opinions are divided, and some actually think Tugela is the winner.

Tugela Falls                                                                                                                                                                                           Image source 

10. Baatara gorge waterfall, Lebanon (Asia)

• Inaltime: 255 m

   The waterfall is located in Balaa village; its location is known as the Three Bridges Chasm. The uniqueness of the waterfall is given by the way it falls into a cave, behind the three natural bridges. The best time to visit is during the spring when the snow starts to melt.

Baatara gorge waterfall Lebanon                                                                                                                                    Image by missakassim

9. Bigar Falls, Romania (Europe)

• Inaltime:  8 m

   Of course, it couldn’t be missed a waterfall from my home country in this top I made, but I promise I wasn’t subjective when I decided to introduce it here. The waterfall is located in Caraș-Severin in Anina Mountains and looks very different from a regular waterfall. The way it falls on the water surface,  it’s marvelous, forming a very beautiful, unrealistic image. However, the very special and original thing about this waterfall is the bright green colored moss that covers it.

Bigar Falls Romania                                                                                                                                                  Image by Syed Ikhwan

8. Detian Waterfall, China (Asia)

• Inaltime:  60 m

  This wonderful waterfall is located on the border between China and Vietnam and sometimes it gives the impression that it could be two waterfalls, not just one. It is one of my favorites thanks to the deep green color of the lake which is fed by the falls. The best time to visit is from April to November,  when the water has the highest rate.

Detian Waterfalls                                                                                                                                                                                 Image by jan go

7. Plitvice Waterfalls, Croatia (Europe)

   The waterfalls are located in the National Park Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The landscape here is incredibly awesome: bright green shrubs, completed by the turquoise shades of the water. I am sure the picture can speak for itself.

Plitvice Falls

6.Niagara Falls, Canada/SUA (North America)

• Inaltime:  51 m

   Located on the border between Canada and the US, the most famous waterfall in the world is divided into three parts: the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls. The most impressive of them all is the Horseshoe Falls. The falls is located on the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. To truly experience the power of the falls, I recommend a tour boat with the legendary Maid of the Mist.

Niagara Falls

5. Angel Falls, Venezuela (South America)

• Inaltime:  979

   It is the highest waterfall in the world, with nearly one km from falling. It took the name of Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who was the first person to fly over the falls. Angel is located on Orinoco River and flows into the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Angel Falls                                                                                                                                            Image by ollie harridge

4. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Africa)

• Inaltime: 108 m

• Latime:  1 708 m

   Victoria is the largest waterfall in the world by the water flow and is on the African Zambezi River, at the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The fall had been declared a UNESCO Natural Monument in 1989.

Victoria Falls                                                                                                                                                                  Image by Michael Sprague

3. McWay Falls, California, USA (North America)

• Inaltime:  24 m

   McWay Falls is a waterfall that completes a splendid landscape in California. The waterfall flows directly into the Pacific Ocean and is located on a beach, easily accessible from the Pacific Coast Highway. If you go to Big Sur, you must stop and admire this formidable waterfall.

McWay Falls

2. Iguazu Falls, Brazilia (South America)

• Inaltime:  82 m

• Latime: 2.7 km

  Iguazu Falls is located at the crossroads of three neighboring South America countries: Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Many small islands divide it into 300 smaller waterfalls, making it look like a landscaped emerged from heaven, and one of the natural wonders of the world.

Iguazu Falls

 1. Havasupai Canyon Falls, Arizona, USA (North America)

• Inaltime:  30 m

   Havasupai Falls is one of those places that will leave you breathless. Is definitely my favorite and this is thanks to the combination of the red shaded  rocks, the green shrubs and the amazing turquoise water. Although being quite difficult to get to it, having to hike for several hours in the Grand Canyon, the scenery is definitely worth it.

Havasu Falls                                                                                                                                                                                         Image by Alan

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