Wales or Indonesia? The Welsh waterfall which is a dead ringtone for an internationally renowned beauty spot
Can you spot the difference between Wales and Indonesia?
A new report that has come up with 25 places in the UK that have a foreign lookalike has compared South Wales’ tallest waterfall to an internationally renowned beauty spot in Indonesia. You can find 34 secret hidden places in Wales here.
The 90 foot Henrhyd Falls near the village of Coelbren is the tallest in the Brecon Beacons and is a favorite with tourists due to a path that leads intrepid walkers behind the waterfall. And now it has been compared to the Madakaripura waterfalls in Indonesia.
According to the international car rental site EnjoyTravel.com : “Not only is Henrhyd Falls the highest waterfall in South Wales, it is also one of the few UK waterfalls that looks truly tropical, with moss covered rocks and lush green surroundings reminiscent of Indonesia. At one point there were several fossilized trees in the area – but these have since been transferred to the Swansea Museum. To get to the waterfall, walk along the Nant Llech River in Brecon Beacons National Park . ”
They also point out that the waterfalls provided the Batcave exteriors for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
A team led by Batman director Christopher Nolan spent two days filming the 2012 film, which starred Haverfordwest-born Christian Bale as Batman at the Neath Valley Waterfall.
The report was drawn up to give people who remain in Britain this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic “exotic inspiration”, and to say that “foreign” sentimental places provide the perfect inspiration.
Other doppelgängers on the list compare the Isles of Scilly to the Maldives, Castell Coch to Cardiff to Transylvania and Portmeirion in Gwynedd in the Italian countryside.
About Castell Coch, he says: “If you associate vampire castles with Transylvania, you will be surprised to know that Dracula would feel at home in this Welsh fortress!”
“Most of it was built in the Gothic Revival style in the 1800s, although there was once an 11th century structure here as well. Sadly (or not), Castell Coch never acquired notoriety for being home to blood-sucking shapeshifters – but the history buff in you will still enjoy a visit here, if only to admire the magnificent architecture. “
By way of introduction, the report states: “With the red, orange and green countries subject to constant change, the lockdown loosening for the time being, but with the risks of different variations from different countries and threats of poles. Ever-changing goals, many Britons have accepted and embraced lockdown in Britain this summer.
“We found 25 places in the UK that might make you think you are abroad.”