Where Are the World’s Widest Waterfalls?

Khone Falls, on the Mekong River in Laos, are no more than 70 feet high.

So these falls can’t compare in height with most of the world’s well-known waterfalls. But Khone Falls are wider than any other waterfall on earth, 6.7 miles wide!

The amount of water that flows over Khone Falls varies at different times of the year. When the snows melt in the Tibet region where the river rises, and during the season of the heavy monsoon rains, the Mekong River rises.

When the river is high, about 1.5 million cubic feet of water may tumble over Khone Falls each second, that’s equal to seven times the average flow of Niagara Falls!

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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