There are thousands of exquisite waterfalls in Asia, with most of them concentrated in China, Thailand, Japan and India. Listed below are the top 10 waterfalls in this continent, which you might enjoy visiting.
- Nohkalikai Falls, India
This freefalling waterfall is tucked away in the northeast corner of India, close to Bangladesh border. Its path is quite dramatic, as it leaps from a well-forested drainage to rocky base with a beautiful blue lake. It is a famous attraction and has the ability to stupefy its visitors.
- Shifen Waterfall, Taiwan
Despite its short height, Shifen is one of Taiwan’s most famous and powerful waterfalls. It is commonly known as Little Niagara or Niagara of Taiwan, even though it is quite small. It is shaped like a horseshoe, and is a popular stop along the stunning Pingxi Railroad, which is well-known for its historic significance.
- Ginga Falls and Ryusei Falls, Japan
Commonly known as the husband and wife waterfall, this set of twin falls has a rock cliff protruding in between, with a hint of snowy mountains in the background. The natural setting makes it relaxing and increases its appeal, since there are no concrete paths, commercialism or crowds.
- Ban Gioc – Deitan Falls, China-Vietnam border
This pair of waterfalls straddles the China-Vietnam border, and visitors can meet each other on little bamboo rafts that take them close to the cascade. Foreign travelers often do not visit, even though it has now become quite easy to travel to this destination.
- Kegon Falls, Japan
Kegon Falls is the only exit for Lake Chuzenji, and can be viewed from paid as well as free observation platforms. It is fairly impressive even in winter, when the waterfall freezes over completely. Kegon is also known for its autumn color spot, as the trees surrounding the falls are quite colorful in this season.
- Nachi Falls, Japan
This is the only waterfall in Japan which does not have a single interruption in the drop. Previously, a Buddhist temple, and Shinto priest makes offerings in the waterfall every morning.
- Jog Falls, India
Jog Falls is a seasonal waterfall is made by combination of four cascades, and the best time to visit is during the monsoons.
- Thi Lo Su waterfall, Thailand
It is a multi-tiered and multi-segmented waterfall, and these factors also make it Thailand’s largest waterfall. Its remote locate preserves its natural environment and beauty, despite its popularity.
- Unchalli Falls, India
This alluring waterfall has a reliable flow, and has an unusual shape, since it dives into a steep ravine.
- Huangguoshu waterfall, China
Huangguoshu waterfall’s shape is similar to that of a square, and its nature varies as it is a wall of water at times and parallel cascades otherwise.