Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Auyán-tepui, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State (Venezuela)


Situated in the Canaima National Park, the largest national forest in Venezuela, it is third largest of the world and is recognized for its breathtaking beauty.
The waterfall drops beyond the verge of the Auyantepui Mountain (Table Mountain) in the Canaima National Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Gran Sabana district of Bolivar State.
It is world’s top endless waterfall with an elevation of 979 meters. And a depth of 807 meters (ca. 2,648 ft).
Angel Waterfall is three times as high as Paris milestone, Eiffel Tower.
During hotter and dehydrated seasons, the river of Angel Falls vaporizes even before it traces the earth, forming a haze.
During the drizzling season they may split into two distinct cascades. When the water level is high it is possible to feel the spray up to a 1.5 kilometer (0.93 miles) away.
The waterfall has been known as the “Angel Falls” since the Mid-20th century; they are named after Jimmie Angel, a US pilot, who was the first person to hover over the falls.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Recurring on 9 October 1937, Angel tried to land his Flamingo (monoplane) El Río Caroní atop Auyan-tepui, but the aircraft was broken when the wheels inclined into the swampy earth. Angel and his three mates, including his wife Marie, were required to incline the tepui on foot. It took 11 days to make their way back to sophistication by the progressively sloping back side, but news of their journey spread and the cascade was named Angel Falls in his honor. The name of the cataract— “Salto Angel,”—was first printed on a Venezuelan government atlas in December 1939.

Angel’s ashes were dispersed over the falls on 2 July 1960.
According to the accounts of Venezuelan explorer Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz, he spotted the falls in 1912, but he did not publicize his discovery.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was promoting to change the name of the fall to their original name given by the Pemon Indians many centuries ago, Kerepakupai Vena meaning “the endless spot cascades.” However, the conclusion has never been made authorized, so the Cascade is still recognized by the label of the American aviator Jimmie Angel.

Sir Walter Raleigh labeled what was possibly a tepui (table-top crag), and he is said to have been the first European to visit Angel Falls, although these statements are considered unbelievable.

Angel Falls are also recognized by native terms such as ‘Big River’ and Tulume Bena.
Visitors have only been permitted to visit Angel Falls ever since 1990.
Angel Falls is one of Venezuela’s top tourist charms.

Angel Falls are best visited among the months of May and November. Among December and April, rain is much rarer and the falls all, but evaporate, diminishing to a dribble.

You can trek up to the falls on foot, take a trip on boat or have a look at everything in a helicopter.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel falls motivated the scenery of the Disney Anime Film, ‘UP’ (2009) although, in the film, the location was called, ‘Paradise Falls’ rather than that of ‘Angel falls.’ It also makes a minor presence in the Disney Movie ‘Dinosaur’.

What is Angel Falls is famous for?
Angel Falls are located in Venezuela and are famous for being one of the four most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and as the highest uninterrupted waterfalls in the world. The cascade got the name Angel Falls after a US Aviator who became the first person to fly over the falls in the mid-20th century.

On which river Angel Falls is situated?
Angel CascadeEspañol (Spanish) Salto Ángel, also termed Salto Churún Merú, cascade in the Guiana Highlands in Bolívar region, south-eastern Venezuela, on the Churún Stream, headwater of the Caroní, 260 km (ca. 162 miles) south-east of Ciudad Bolívar.

What can you do at Angel Falls?
There are many things to do around Angel falls, opening with marches through the crag jungle, kayaking, swimming, witnessing the fantastic flora and fauna.

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