Angel Falls, The Highest Waterfall in the World

Angel Falls
Angel Falls, a waterfall located in Venezuela
Photo by: Inti, Creative Commons

Angel Falls of Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. Its total height is 3,212 feet (979 m) and drops from height of 2,647 feet (807 m). The waterfall is located in the Canaima National Park of the Bolivar State. Since the water falls from such a great height, the water is vaporizes with the blow of the winds even before it touches the ground and generates mist.

The Angel’s water falls into the Churun River which is a tributary of the Carrao River. The Angel Falls, falls from the maximum height into the deepest place. On the west part of the Canaima National Park is the Auyantepuy, which is one of the biggest and largest flat mountains ending with the steep slope and has vertical walls. This is where the tepuy falls from. The total height of this mountain is close to 3000 feet. One can view the waterfall from 2 different places. The first option is to see it from the top, sitting in a small airplane and the other one is to see from the bottom, sitting in a boat approximately 3 hours of upstream navigation in the Carrao River and the Churun River. One would have to walk through the jungle that takes you to the bottom, or should we say, the base of the fall.

The waterfall were given a new name when an American aviator found it in the year 1037. It is said that if you ever get an opportunity in your life to visit the Angel Falls, do not ever miss it.

13 responses to “Angel Falls, The Highest Waterfall in the World”

  1. tiffany says:

    omg it is so pretty

  2. alex stevens says:

    i jumped off this and survived 🙂

  3. kim says:

    Wow it is super pretty!!! Wish I could go there! (:

  4. Samantha says:

    I love the story on how it was named 🙂

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  6. Golly-Jo says:

    Wow! “…an American aviator found it in the year 1037” He was flying a pre-gothic cathedral. Awesome.

  7. christian says:

    what a waterfall. it’s so scenic.

  8. anand says:

    Woow!!!! I loved it very much

  9. Bob says:

    i swam up it and survived 😉 there were fish falling on top of me while i was swimming up!!

  10. Britnee says:

    lol. Like so amazing.

  11. Urnav Pal says:

    This is a awesome height to fall

  12. Kaos says:

    An aviator found it in 1037??? so he found it as an AVIATOR 900 years before the Wright Bros. First flight???

  13. Auggie says:

    umm mistype it was found in 1937 aviators where not a thing THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE PLANE IN 1037

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