The Iguazu Falls are one of the hottest tourist destinations in the South American continent. Millions of tourists visit the magnificent Iguazu Falls each year. The Iguazu Falls are a shared treasure between the two countries of Argentina and Brazil.
The number of people coming to visit the Falls has garnered so much international attention that the two countries declared the site of the Iguazu Falls as national Parks. The one in Argentina was created in 1934, while Brazil declared it a national park in 1939. After some time, UNESCO also declared the Iguazu Falls a World Heritage Site in 1984.
In 2013, the Falls reaffirmed its status as Exceptional Universal Value, meaning that its natural beauty must be conserved as a globally recognized place of interest. The Falls are located on the Argentine side, 18 km from Puerto Iguazu, and on the Brazilian side, it is located some 27km from Puerto Iguazu.
The Plitvice Waterfalls are a huge network of waterfalls and karstic lakes, all merging together to form the famous Plitvice. It is a highly memorable place to plan a trip to, and some of the waterfalls which are part of the Plitvice are considerably large. This beautiful collection of waterfalls has been a major tourist attraction in the area since the 19th century.
The complex of lakes and falls can be divided into two: Upper Lakes and Lower Lakes. Both bodies of water are separated by a third, and a long lake flows between the two lakes called the Jezero Kozjak.
Both sections of these lakes are easy to explore on foot if done on their own loop. The various junctions and sub-loops offer unique experiences to travelers, who can enjoy the Plitvice Waterfalls by creating their own experience by following different itineraries.
Ban Gioc Falls
The Ban Gioc Falls, also known as the Detian Falls, are a combination of two falls located in the district of Trung Khanh in Vietnam and Daxin County in China. Shared by the two countries, the magnificent Ban Gioc Falls crosses the China-Vietnam border as it joins the Banyue Waterfall on the Vietnamese side.
The Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in all of Asia. It is also the fourth largest in terms of a waterfall flowing between the borders of two countries. It is 200 meters wide and has a drop of more than 70 meters. It flows into a deep pool with a width of 200 meters and a depth of over 30 meters.