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10 spectacular, record-setting waterfalls

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 29, 2015, 1:36 p.m.
Angel falls has the tallest single drop for a waterfall anywhere on earth.

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The tallest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls

Next time you’re in Venezuela, make sure you add a visit to Canaima National Park. This is the home of Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall with a drop of 3,212 feet. The main plunge is an impressive 2,648 feet and a spectacle not to miss if you have the chance to visit the area. The best time to go is June through December, and you should be prepared for a trek since the falls are in an isolated jungle.

It's undisputed that Angel Falls has the tallest single uninterrupted drop of any waterfall in the world. However, there is a dispute over whether or not it is actually the tallest waterfall in the world. Our next slide features the contender. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)