A river is a large, natural stream of flowing water. Rivers are found on every continent and on nearly every kind of land. Some flow all year round. Others flow seasonally or during wet years. A river may be only kilometers long, or it may span much of a continent.
The longest rivers in the world are the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. Both rivers flow through many countries. For centuries, scientists have debated which river is longer. Measuring a river is difficult because it is hard to pinpoint its exact beginning and end. Also, the length of rivers can change as they meander, are dammed, or their deltas grow and recede.
Here are our Top 10 Most Beautiful Rivers In The World:
The Volga is the largest river in Europe and it is considered the national river of Russia as it mainly flows through the western part of Russia. Many of the largest cities in Russia are in the Volga basin. The Volga actually belongs to the Caspian Sea and exits in the Caspian Sea. One of the most strategic spots on the river is where Stalingrad was originally located.
One of the most impressive places in Peru is the Amazon River. According to satellite maps, this river originates in the gully of a snow peak, the Mismi, in the region of Arequipa. It is an adventure to arrive at the top of the Mismi, since you are visiting the real origin of the world’s second-longest river on earth and at any one point in time the river with the highest amount of water flowing through it.The Mismi is located on the right side of the Colca Canyon, in Caylloma.
The Kenai River
When anglers visit Alaska, one of the top fishing destinations is the Kenai River. This well stocked river is famous for fishing all over the world.
The river stretches from Kenai Lake to Cook Inlet, spanning around 80 miles of terrain. Fisheries in the Kenai River area are some of the most popular in Alaska and it’s no wonder, the river accounts for a very large portion of the sport fishing harvest in Alaska and provides a food source to many Alaskan residents.
There are several different types of fish prevalent in the river. You can find rainbow trout, red salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, dolly varden, king salmon and occasionally steelhead trout too. But for the most part, anglers come to this area to fish for salmon.
It’s the second largest river in Europe; it flows across four capitals; it’s been classified as an international waterway and even has an iconic waltz to its name…yet there’s much more to the ‘Danube’. Just as generations walked along the Danube’s 2800 kilometers long course, the river too has witnessed man transform hundreds of times.
The Danube – The River of Europe
Danube – the River of Europe, was a photo exhibition that celebrates a river which is almost like an elder in the family across the 10 nations that it flows across. A joint endeavor of several EU nations – Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania, the exhibition was a portrait of Danube at its most significant points. Poets and men of word have often described a river like a person and have spun yarns on the myriad moods of nature’s creation and the images here are a testimony of the same.
Neretva River river flowing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Croatia. The Neretva River rises on Lebršnik Mountain and flows northwest past Konjic to Jablanica (Jablaničko) Lake, then southwest via Mostar to enter the Adriatic Sea. Its total length is 140 miles (225 km). The upper course of the river runs through canyons and gorges in an uninhabited country. The Jablanica Dam created a lake for a hydroelectric station. The lower valley of the Neretva enjoys the Mediterranean climate of the Dalmatian coast.
The Mekong River Delta is not just some insignificant waterway-it represents thousands of square miles of an area rich in tradition, culture, color and culinary excitement. If you’re in the midst of planning your tours, Vietnam has a wide range of experiences, but skipping this area would be a huge injustice. You would miss the hustle and bustle of the floating markets, and the opportunity to witness first-hand a dimension of the local daily life that is not often obvious at the get-go. But most important is the realization of how the mighty river and the rich surrounding land impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of souls in immeasurable ways. While there are many different types of tours, Vietnam will never fail to impress itself on the adventurous traveler’s memory.
The Nile is the longest river in the world which has a length of 4,130 miles. It is a major north-flowing river in North Africa. The major tributaries of the Nile are the White Nile and the Blue Nile. Most cities of Egypt along with their cultural and historical sites are found along the riverbanks of the Nile. The river ends in a large delta that empties into the Sea of the Mediterranean. Taking a cruise on the Nile River is one of the best quality holidays a traveler can ever have at an affordable price. The experience you will gain is far from ordinary and is truly unforgettable.
For most of the year, Caño Cristales is indistinguishable from any other river: a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses are visible below a cool, clear current.
However, for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms in a vibrant explosion of colors. During the short span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between.
Whether you are heading to China to see the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors or the many other attractions this vast country has to offer, one attraction that is a must-visit is the Yangtze River.
The amazing thing about the River Yangtze is the fact that it can be seen in many different ways, such as walking along paths beside it or on a river cruise, which is the more popular way of seeing this river’s incredible sights.
If you are heading on a River Yangtze cruise it is always a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of the river and below is a number of interesting facts about the Chinese river.
The longest river in China
The River Yangtze is over 3,900 miles long, making it the longest river not only in China, but also in the whole of Asia.The River Yangtze is also the third-longest river in the world, just behind the Nile and the Amazon.
The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth-largest river; flowing for about 3000km across central Africa. The river hails from a small brook at the upper Northwest corner of Zambia and it then flows through Angola and borders Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe before finally cutting through Mozambique where it empties its waters into the Indian Ocean through a Delta.
The Zambezi River ebbs and flows depending on the season. If there is prolonged rain, the river swells up and bursts its banks in particular areas displacing thousands of people. On the other hand, if there is no rain, the waters recede. The river is divided into three sections; the upper Zambezi, middle Zambezi and lower Zambezi.