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The 4 Highest Waterfalls in the World, Angel Falls in Venezuela Ranked 1st

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Tempo.co

23 June 2024 17:30 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Waterfalls are one of the natural features that are breathtaking to be witnessed in person. It is a geological formation of water flowing through a rock formation that falls from a height due to erosion. In general, waterfalls have a variety of types, shapes and appearances that vary in each region. In fact, the height of waterfalls in each region can vary.

In various parts of the world, you can find waterfalls with their own characteristics, including different heights.

Summarized from various sources, here are the four highest waterfalls in the world:

1. Angel Falls

The first highest waterfall is in Venezuela, named "Angel Falls" or "el Salto Angel", which was first discovered in 1933 by a pilot named James Angel. Quoted from civitatis.com, this waterfall has a height of 979 meters. In 1994, UNESCO designated Angel Falls as a world heritage site.

2. Tugela Falls

According to civitatis.com, Tugela Waterfall has been named the second highest waterfall in the world with a height of 948 meters. This waterfall is located in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Tugela Waterfall has very heavy water discharge, especially during the rainy season. The uniqueness of this waterfall will appear after it rains, namely the reflection of sunlight from this waterfall which adds to its beauty.

3. Tres Hermanas Falls

According to victoriafalls-guide.ne, Tres Hermanas Falls has a height of 914 meters. The location of this waterfall is in the Otishi National Park area, Peru. The name Tres Hermanas Falls in Indonesian means 'Three Brothers Waterfall' because this waterfall consists of three fragments.

4. Olo'upena Falls

Quoted from byjus.com, the Olo'upena waterfall has a height of up to 900 meters, located on Molokai Island, Hawaii, United States. Travelers must take the air or sea routes in order to witness the splendor of this waterfall. This is due to the fact that this waterfall cannot be reached by road.

 NAOMY A. NUGRAHENI

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