Angel falls is a breathtakingly beautiful water fall in Venezuela Guyana Highlands. The falls leap from the top of a mountain in a remote jungle area, and plunge more than 900 meters down to the river below. Angel falls is the world’s highest waterfall. It is 979 meters min height. This is 15 times the height of Niagara falls, three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and twice as tall as the Empire State building. The falls tumble down in two stages, and the curtain of water turns into mist as it falls, because the wind vaporizes the water well before it reaches the ground. This creates an ethereal effect, like the wings of an angel.
However, Angel falls is actually named after the person who discovered it. Due to its remote location, the magnificent cascade wasn’t known to the outside world until 16th November, 1933, when American aviator Jimmie Angel chanced a glimpse of its from the cockpit of his monoplane. Four Years later, Angel, with his wife and three companions ventured back to the falls, hiking eleven days through the jungle. When they returned, word spread quickly of his discovery, and the waterfall was named Angel falls in his honor.
A NEW NAME TO ANGEL FALLS :
Angel falls was renamed Kerepakupaimeru which means ‘waterfalls from the deepest place’ in the local language derived from the permon natives. It is also known as Salto Angel.