Wonderful waterfall destinations from around the world

June 15, 2017 3:42 pm Last Updated: June 15, 2017 3:42 pm

Roaring waterfalls make for fantastic views that are also feel super immersive—whether you’re within touching-distance or not.

Here are some of our favorite spots from around the world.

Let’s start with the obvious—Niagara

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The American portion of Niagara Falls. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the Niagara Falls. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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This is why Iceland is routinely voted a top tourist destination

Gooafoss waterfall near Lake Myvatn. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Selfoss, Iceland. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gullfoss Falls. (Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images).
The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. (Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images).
The Gullfoss waterfalls on the river Hvita. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Waterfalls cascade down a mountain behind a home on June 4, 2017 in Vik, Iceland. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Iguazu Falls and ‘Devil’s Throat’ in Brazil

Partial view of the Devil’s Throat (R background) at the Iguazu Falls. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Iguazu Falls. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Brazilian side of the Iguazu River near Foz do Iguazu. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Water flowing over the Iguacu Falls leaves a cloud of mist between Brazil (front) and Argentina (rear), as the sun sets over the Iguacu National Park. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

Tahiti

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Peru

The Gocta waterfall, one of the longest in the world, in the province of Chachapoyas, Amazonas region, northern Per. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Oregon, United States

Multnomah Falls.

Venezuela

The Angel Falls (Salto Angel), the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 meters (3,212 feet), located in Canaima National Park, Bolivar State, Gran Sabana Region, South-Eastern Venezuela. (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bogota

The Tequendama Falls on the Bogota River. (LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cairo

The banks of a waterfall in Wadi al-Rayan, Cairo.  (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Frozen waterfalls in Iran—who knew?

An Iranian student of a climbing school uses ice-axes to scale a frozen waterfall in Meygoon, northeast of the capital Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Vietnam

The Thac Ban Gioc or Ban Gioc falls, located on the Vietnam-China land border area. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia

The Leuser ecosystem rainforest on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)