Nineties nostalgia seeping into our feeds and into our
wardrobes – how is it we are donning crop tops and mustard-tinted
shades again? – we’ve been listening to a lot of TLC of late. As a
result, we’ve got waterfalls on the brain 24/7. But side-stepping
TLC’s advice – for those who don’t know, it was “don’t go chasing
waterfalls” – we’ve dived in head-first and compiled this list.
Straddling the border between China and
Vietnam, these falls span over 300m, meandering past jungled
canopies and bamboo-boat bound tourists. Best viewed from overhead,
if you’ve got a mate with a helicopter, now is the time to call in
Not technically a waterfall, when rain falls into these
naturally formed caverns and pool the effect is waterfall-esque.
*Adds #cenotes to tag follows on Instagram.
This chain of 16 terraced lakes joined by waterfalls extends
into a limestone canyon and makes for some of the most beautiful
scenes found in nature. We’re not crying, you are.
The Grand Canyon is one of those ticks-all-the-boxes type of
places. Topping the list of reasons to visit are Havasu Falls,
where languid blue waters are a sharp contrast to red-rock canyon
Baatara Gorge Falls
Like Bigar Falls, Baatara Falls is a must-see simply because
it’s such a huge departure from you typical idea of a waterfall. It
flows down through a jurassic limestone cave known as the Baatara
Pothole – and the result is truly otherworldly.
Ice, ice baby – another Nineties classic and the ultimate segue
into our next, and final, entry. Part of the Golden Circle tour,
Gullfoss is fed by Iceland’s second-biggest glacier, the
Langjökull. Watch the water plummet down 32m in two stages into a
rugged canyon. On sunny days, rainbows are likely.