Friday, August 12, 2011

Air Terjun Indah di Dunia V

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Detian – Ban Gioc Falls (China)
Detian – Banyue Falls (Chinese: 德天瀑布 & 板約瀑布) or Ban Gioc Falls (Vietnamese: thác Bản Giốc),[Note 1] are 2 waterfalls on the Quy Xuan River straddling the Sino-Vietnamese border, located in in the Karst hills of Daxing County in the Chongzuo prefecture of Guangxi Province, on the Chinese side, and in the district of Trung Khanh, Cao Bằng province on the Vietnamese side, 272 km north of Hanoi.[Ref 1] The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard from afar.[Ref 2] It is currently the 4th largest waterfall along a national border after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls and was one of the crossing points for China’s army during the brief Sino-Vietnamese War.

Huangguoshu Waterfall (China)
Huangguoshu Waterfall, also known as Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall (simplified Chinese: 黄果树瀑布; traditional Chinese: 黃果樹瀑布; pinyin: huángguǒshùpùbù; Wade-Giles: Huang-kuo-shu p'u-pu), is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baihe River (白水河) in Anshun, Guizhou Province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high and 83.3 m (273 ft) wide. Its main uses are for tourism. Known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, it is 45 km (28 miles) southwest of Anshun City. Together with minor waterfalls, the charms of the waterfall are a natural tourist drawing card. The scene of Huangguoshu Waterfall changes standing in different places.

Hukou Waterfall (China)
The Hukou Waterfall (Chinese: 壶口瀑布; traditional Chinese: 壺口瀑布; pinyin: Hǔ Kǒu Pù Bù; Wade-Giles: Hǔ Kǒu Pù Bù), the largest waterfall on the Yellow River, China, the second largest waterfall in China (after the Huangguoshu Waterfall), is located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, 165 km (103 mi) to the west of Fenxi City, and 50 km (31 mi) to the east of Yichuan. The Hukou Waterfall is naturally formed when water of middle reaches of the Yellow River flows through Jinxia Grand Canyon. The width of the waterfall changes with the season, usually 30 metres (98 ft) wide but increasing to 50 m (164 ft) during flood season. It has a fall of over 20 m (66 ft).

Dudhsagar Falls (India)
 Dudhsagar Falls (literally meaning The Sea of Milk दूधसागर धबधबा in marathi and konkani) is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa's border with the state of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Panaji. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall,and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The water plummets hundreds of feet in large volumes during the monsoon season, forming one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa.

Shivanasamudra Falls (India)
 Shivanasamudra ((Kannada: ಶಿವನಸಮುದ್ರ) is a small town in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri and is the location of the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902. The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village. This is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls.

Magod Falls (India)
Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls in Karnataka, India, where the river Bedti falls from a height of nearly 200m in two steps.

Nohkalikai Falls (India)
 Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. Its height is 1100 feet (335 metres). The waterfall is located near Charapunji, the wettest place on earth. According to legend, a woman named Ka Likai threw herself off the cliff giving the name "Fall of Ka Likai".

Jog Falls (India)
 Jog Falls (Kannada: ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ), created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are many waterfalls in Asia – and also in India – which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India. The waterfall database gives it 83 scenic points while Angel falls is at 97. 'Sharavati': A river which rises at Ambutirtha, near Nonabar, in the Tirthahalli Taluk.

Athirappilly Falls
 Athirappilly Falls is situated in Athirappilly panchayath in Thrissur district of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, this 24-metre (80 ft) waterfall and the nearby Vazhachal Falls are popular tourist destinations. Controversy about a state-proposed hydroelectric dam on the Chalakudy River above the waterfalls began in the 1990s and has continued through 2007. The Chalakudy River, 145 kilometres (90 mi) long, originates in the Anamudi mountains (Western Ghats) and flows through the Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea. Forest wildlife includes the Asiatic elephant, tiger, leopard, bison, sambar, and lion-tailed macaque. Plantations in the area contain teak, bamboo, and eucalyptus.

Courtallam (India)
 Courtallam (Kutrallam) குற்றாலம் Tamil is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India. Courtallam is dedicated to Lord ThiruKutralanathar(Siva) and the temple at the periphery of the main falls is the Kutralanathar Temple. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Siva sent Saint Agastya to the south to avoid an imbalance due to overcrowding in the Mt.Kailas on his celestial wedding.

Barehipani Falls India
 The Barehipani Falls is located in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is the 2nd highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is situated on the Budhabalanga River flowing over the Meghasan mountain. The Joranda Falls is located nearby. The Barehipani Falls has a total height of 399 metres (1,309 ft). It is tiered waterfall with two drops. The tallest single drop is 259 metres (850 ft)

Hogenakkal Falls (India)
 Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls (Tamil: ஒக்கேனக்கல் அருவி) is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri (or Cauvery) River. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the "Niagara of India". With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. This is also the site of a proposed project to generate drinking water.

Baatara gorge waterfall (Lebanon)
Baatara gorge waterfall (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon. The waterfall descends the Baatara Pothole, located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. Discovered in 1952, the waterfall drops 255 m into a cave of jurassic limestone. The waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Speleo club du liban. The cave is also known as the "Cave of the Three Bridges." Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the "Three Bridges Chasm" (in French "Gouffre des Trois Ponts") is a five minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring snow melt, a 90-100 meter cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 250 meter chasm.

Kegon Falls (Japan)
 Kegon Falls (華厳滝, Kegon no Taki?) are located at Lake Chūzenji (source of the Oshiri River) in Nikkō National Park in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The falls were formed when the Daiya River was rerouted by lava flows. About twelve smaller waterfalls are situated behind and to the sides of Kegon Falls, leaking through the many cracks between the mountain and the lava flows. At 97 m high, it is one of Japan's three highest waterfalls. In the autumn, the traffic on the road from Nikko to Chūzenji can sometimes slow to a crawl as visitors come to see the fall colors. Misao Fujimura (1886 – May 22, 1903) a Japanese philosophy student and poet, is largely remembered due to his farewell poem directly on the trunk of a tree before committing suicide by jumping from the Kegon Falls.

Hannoki Falls (Japan)
 Hannoki Falls, in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, is the tallest waterfall in Japan at a height of 497 m (1,640 feet). However, it only has water from April to July when the snow covering the Midagahara plateau melts, so its neighbor, Shōmyō Falls, is usually considered the tallest. Hannoki and Shōmyō falls are therefore twin waterfalls.

Nachi Falls, Japan
 Nachi Falls (Nachi no Taki) in Nachikatuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of at 133 m, it is often erroneously thought to be the country’s tallest. In fact, the tallest waterfall in Japan is the Hannoki Falls, at 497 m.

Fukuroda Falls (Japan)
 Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝, Fukurodanotaki?) are located in Ibaraki Prefecture in the town of Daigo (大子町, Daigomachi?), district Fukuroda (袋田?). The Taki River (滝川, Takigawa?) has its source spring just above the falls. The river flows through the falls and ultimately joins a major Kuji river (久慈川, Kujigawa?). The width of the falls is 73 m, while the height reaches 120 m. During winter the falls may freeze. The falls are ranked as the third most beautiful waterfall in Japan, coming after Kegon Falls (華厳滝, Kegonnotaki?) and Nachi Falls (那智滝, Nachinotaki?). To get there by car, go up the Joban Expressway to the Naka Interchange and exit back towards Tsukuba.

The Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall, Thailand
 The Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall (also The Lor Sue, Thee Lor Sue or Te-law-zue) is claimed to be the largest and highest waterfall in Thailand. The waterfall is located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, is the most beautiful and biggest in Thailand. Original from Huai Klotho, it flows down a mountain valley at high of 200-300 metres and a width of almost 400-500 metres. The falls flow down in tiers surrounded by virgin forest. In the wet season, Tee Lor Sue waterfall will be at it most beautiful.

Erawan Waterfalls, Thailand
 The Erawan Waterfalls, found just outside of Kanchanburi, Thailand aren’t the most dangerous or lively waterfalls on earth, but the seven layers of falls costing gently down slopes ranging from as high as 70 feet to as few as 10 feet in height creating a calming atmosphere like no other. The natural limestone deposits give the waters in the relaxing pools their sparkling blue colors.

The Kuang Si Falls, Laos
 The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi, is a waterfall about 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Luang Prabang in Laos. These waterfalls are a favorite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 50 m cascade. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of travertine waterfalls.

Pagsanjan Falls (Philippines)
 Pagsanjan Falls (indigenous name: Magdapio Falls) is one of the most famed waterfalls in the Philippines. The falls have grown into a major tourist attraction for the region. Pagsanjan is most famous for these falls in particular. The town itself dates from early Spanish times and lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Balanac and the Bumbungan. According to history, the Pagsanjan Falls is rich in legendary lore. Long, long ago, recounts one legend, there were no falls. There were only the foliaged highlands, the twin rivers, called Bumbungan and Balanac, and the alluvial delta (where the town of Pagsanjan now nestles). On the eastern bank of the Bumbungan River lived two old brothers named Balubad and Magdapio. For many years, the two brothers enjoyed a rustic life of peace and happiness. But one day calamity struck. A terrible drought brought ruin and death.

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