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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. Depending on the water level the number of waterfalls ranges from 150 to 300. The falls are unequally shared between Brazil and Argentina, with Argentina claiming the majority. On each side there is a national park surrounding the waterfalls and offering extra opportunities for your adventure. It is hard to say which side of the border is the more rewarding: the Parque Nacional do Iguazu in Brazil offers a more panoramic view of the totality of the 275 falls, while the Parque Nacional Iguazú in Argentina provides an up-close and personal experience. Both are absolutely amazing. There is also a legend concerning these waterfalls which says that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. On November 11 of 2011, Iguazu Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New7Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation. This is something you should visit if you love peace and exploring the world because this destination offers not only something precious for the eyes, but for the ears also as listening to these waterfalls really gets you in touch with the nature.