49 Thác Nước Kỳ Quan Thiên Nhiên Của Thế Giới

1. Multnomah Falls, Oregon

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2. Elakala Waterfalls, West Virginia

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3. Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

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One of the most famous waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls is actually 3 different waterfalls that straddle the US/Canada border (a boundary continuously disputed, as the waterfalls are eroding away the land there). The Falls are a huge source of hydroelectricity, generating enough to power over 4.5 million homes annually.

4. Nohkalikai Falls, India

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5. Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

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6. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

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7. Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming

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8. Cascata delle Marmore, Italy

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This incredible waterfall drops 541 feet in total, making it the tallest manmade waterfall in the world. It was originally created by the Ancient Romans, who diverted the waters away from nearby malaria-infested wetlands in 271 BC.

9. Silverthread Falls, Pennsylvania

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10. South Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

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11. Tad Sae Waterfall, Laos

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12. Barron Falls, Australia

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13. Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite, California

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14. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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One of many waterfalls located on a border, Victoria Falls lies on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is considered the largest waterfall in the world, though it only falls 354 feet vertically. Instead, the falls are 5,604 feet wide, creating a mass of falling water with the greatest area in the world.

15. Basaseachic Falls, Mexico

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16. Salto Grande Cacades, Chile

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17. Palouse Falls, Washington

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18. Takakkaw Falls, Canada

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19. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

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20. Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls plummets 3,212 feet (which for some perspective, is about 20 times the height of Niagara Falls).

21. Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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22. Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

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23. Wall of Tears, Hawaii

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24. Yinlianzhuitan Waterfall, China

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25. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

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26. Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Lebanon

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Possibly the most geologically interesting waterfall in this roundup, the Baatara Gorge Waterfall plummets 837 feet behind the “Three Bridges Chasm,” before traveling into a limestone cave. The cool part? Its waters reemerge at a spring in a nearby town.

27. Huka Falls, New Zealand

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28. Plitvice Lakes Waterfall, Croatia

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29. Tegenungan waterfall, Bali

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30. Yosemite Falls, California

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31. Jog Falls, India

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32. Ventisquero Colgante Falls, Chile

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Unlike the other waterfalls on this list, this Chilean waterfall draws its water immediately from the melting 50,000 year old glacier above it. It falls year-round, sometimes forming a cone of ice in the winter that travels most of the way back up the rockside.

33. Wallaman Falls, Australia

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34. Voringfossen Waterfall, Norway

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35. Athirapally Waterfalls, India

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36. El Chiflon, Mexico

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37. Tad Fane Waterfalls, Laos

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38. Sunwapta Falls, Canada

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39. Dettifoss, Iceland

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Arguably the “most powerful waterfall in Europe,” Detifoss falls only 150 feet down, but moves an average of 193 cubic meters of water every second.

40. Ban Gioc Detian Waterfalls, Vietnam

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41. High Falls, New York

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42. Augrabies Falls, South Africa

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43. Barehipani Falls, India

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44. Dudhsagar Falls, India

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Translating to “sea of milk,” these waterfalls come complete with an origin legend, involving a princess who loved to drink sweetened milk after bathtime. One day, she discovered a prince watching her while she enjoyed her post-bath milk, and in her embarrassment she threw the milk, which became a curtain to hide her.

45. Cascade Blanche, Reunion Island

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46. Taughannock Falls, New York

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47. Giessbach Falls, Switzerland

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48. Havasu Canyon Falls, Arizona

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49. Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho

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