10 Of The Most Beautiful Natural Waterscapes In The World

From Croatia to Mexico, Norway to Zambia, and Iceland to China, here's some natural waterscapes widely considered the most beautiful in the world. Got a favorite?


Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon - Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon in southeast Iceland, is known for its breathtaking beauty. It is a UNESCO Global Geopark site.
Bora Bora - French Polynesia, with Bora Bora in the lead, has its own claim to the top of any list of stunningly beautiful waterscapes.
Hauklandstrada/Loften - Norway's beaches! Who knew? This beautiful place leads the list of Norway's many astonishing waterscapes.
Plitvice Lakes - This series of 16 lakes in Croatia is interconnected by gorgeous waterfalls which cascade down rock formations. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tamúl, San Luis Potosí - Famed for its turquoise water and series of cascades, this eye-popping Mexican waterfall is the result of two rivers merging, creating a 300m-wide waterfall.
Jiuzhaigou - China's stunning Jiuzhaigou Valley is sometimes called a fairyland on earth. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Iguazu Falls - This waterfall system on the Brazil/Argentina border, is the largest in the world, and also one of the most beautiful. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Halong Bay - Vietnam's renowned bay is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lake Baikal - For those who love an icy waterscape, the gem-like turquoise ice of this Russian lake is world famous. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Victoria Falls - The pearl of Africa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.