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12:03 Impressive waterfall found in Amazonas region, Peru
 
Bagua Grande, Aug. 06 (ANDINA). A spectacular waterfall believed to be among the highest in the country was found in the jungle province of Uctubamba, located in Peru’s Amazonas region, local explorer Obed Cabanillas Silva announced yesterday.
Gocta is the third highest waterfall in the world. Photo: Alberto Pintado.
Gocta is the third highest waterfall in the world. Photo: Alberto Pintado.


This waterfall is said to be higher than the magnificent Gocta Waterfall which is 771 meters (2529 feet) high and located in Chachapoyas, northern Peru.

Adventurers who wish to explore this natural spot should pass by the village of San Antonio and then take a three hours walk along a gorgeous hiking trail.

Cabanillas mentioned that on the way to the waterfall, explorers will find stone structures which are surrounded by lush vegetation and orchids.

Some local people knew about the existence of this waterfall but never wanted to give any information because they fear this place would be damaged.

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Date: 06/08/2008
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