The rivers are great contributors to the mystical and romantic beauty of each country. Some of them become the symbols of countries.
This article will introduce you the most beautiful rivers in the world: Rhine river; Kenai River (Alaska); Changjiang River (China); Volga River (Russia); Mekong River (Southeast Asia); Neretva (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Danube River (Europe) and Chobe River (Africa).
The Rhine is one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Originated from the Grisons of the Swiss Alps, the river flows through Germany before mingling with the North Sea in the Netherlands. This river also brings visitors an exciting journey through Germany, the Netherlands and France. The journey will take you to Germany to watch the Black Forest, the beautiful ancient city of Cologne or breathtaking castles like in fairy tales. Coming to the Netherlands, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the famous windmill. When taking a stop in France, you will have a day trip to the beautiful city of Strasbourg.
Kenai River, Alaska
If fishing and kayaking are indispensable for your dream vacation, there is no place better than Kenai River. Stretching over 132 km to the west from the Kenai Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Kenai has a wild beauty; the water is so clear and blue that you can see to the bottom. This is also considered to be the “paradise” of fishing enthusiasts. Previously, people caught a salmon weighing up to 44 kg here.
Changjiang River, China
Changjiang or Yangtze is the longest river in Asia and ranks third in the world with a length of 6,300 km. The river originates in Qinghai province in western China and runs through 10 provinces to the east. Changjiang river is known for not only its great potential of hydropower but also the supply of food and water for irrigation of local people. The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power plant, is one of the must-see attractions when you visit Changjiang river.
Volga River, Russia
Mother Volga embraces 11 largest Russian cities along the two banks. Due to large canals, the Volga is regarded as the river that connects to the Adolf and the Black Sea in the south, the Baltic Sea, the White Sea in the north and the Caspian Sea. The Russians call the Volga the river having access to five seas. However, in addition to economic potentials, Volga is also the pure blue water for those who love wandering on the river.
Mekong River, Southeast Asia
Mekong River rises from the Tibetan plateau, flows through Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before flowing into the South China Sea. When taking a cruise on the Mekong River, you can admire a lot of stunning landscape and witness thriving cities, immense rice fields, floating markets and ancient temples.
Neretva, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Compared to a green pearl, Neretva is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe. The water from the riverhead to the middle of the river achieves the standard of drinking water. Mostar, the precious stone of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a must-see place in the trip to Neretva. Old Bridge, which is a white stone bridge built in the 16th century, is the most characteristic of this place. Traditionally, the local people here plunged into the cold water of the Neretva River from this bridge to express their courage and ability to swim.
Danube River, Europe
Danube is the second longest river in Europe, just ranked after Volga River, Russia. Danube goes through 10 European countries including Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Moldova. The Danube and the Rhine are the journeys of waterway that are often chosen by many visitors when traveling in Europe. This journey will take you to Vienna; the famous traditional coffee shop; Budapest – the capital of Hungary and Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia. If you are fond of outdoor activities, it is recommended to stop at the foot of the Carpathians.
Chobe River, Africa
Chobe River flows through many countries with different names such as Kwando (in Angola) and Linyanti (in Botswana). It is one of the wildest and the most special rivers in the world. Chobe river owns a variety of species of flora and fauna in Africa. Chobe River can compare to a picture of lakes, islands, canals and floodplains. The Chobe National Park is also a famous site where you can see giant herds of wild elephants and buffalos.