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Most beautiful rivers in the world

Most beautiful rivers in the world

Most beautiful rivers in the world


Understanding that the river is life comes when a meeting with it took place. Contact with living water sometimes changes the inner world of a person. It turns a skeptic into romantic, a physicist into a lyricist, a sober pragmatist into an artist. The river attracts not only residents of nearby settlements – hundreds of townspeople count the days before the holidays, in order to live a little in the wonderful world of rivers. The rivers give life, all early settlements were founded near rivers, and they also took lives, just think of floods and drowned people.
Rivers … They were before us, and after us they continue their run, competing with the run of time. And there will be life on their shores and in their waters. I want all our children and grandchildren to see it and realize that no virtual world will replace the real earthly beauty granted to us.

Rivers, without doubt, are the most amazing and most beautiful objects of nature on the globe. In some parts of the world there are a lot of them, in other parts of the world the amount of this kind of hydro resources is very limited. The rivers of the world are different in geographical characteristics, each has its own character and temper. Some flow through the impassable jungle, others calmly carry their waters through the plains and even deserts. We will go on a journey through the continents and visit the most beautiful rivers in the world, which besides their economic importance, have become also amazing tourist sites.

Odeleite River in Portugal was nicknamed the Blue Dragon. And in fact it reminds a dragon in the Chinese style.

Odeleite River, Portugal. Photo by Steve Richards

Odeleite River, Portugal. Photo by Steve Richards


Li River in Guangxi Province, China, is a picturesque place. The river landscape can be seen on a 20 yuan note. And for keen photographers this place is a real paradise! The length is 426 km.
Li River

Li River


River of Five Colors or Crystal Channel in Macarena Nature Reserve, Colombia. This river got its name due to an incredibly wide palette of colors. It seems that some artist poured his paint into the water. In fact, the water gets such bright colors due to algae and moss, which begin to bloom thanks to the bright sun. The length of the river is about 100 kilometers. There are many waterfalls, underwater wells and caves.
River of Five Colors

River of Five Colors


Alatna River is another very picturesque river. Many people call it the most beautiful river in the United States. This river begins in the Brooks Ridge in Alaska.
Alatna River

Alatna River


Soča River runs through Slovenia and Italy. It is often called the Emerald Beauty because of the amazing color of the water. The total length is 140 kilometers.
Soca River

Soca River


Futaleufu River is in Argentina and Chile. The tiny, picturesque village of Futaleufu, located in Chile, provides access to the river of the same name. The blue and deep waters of the river feed the lakes of the Los Alerces National Park. Formed by the melted waters of the Patagonia glaciers, the Futaleufu River attracts rafting enthusiasts from around the world.
Futaleufu River

Futaleufu River


Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa and it crosses 2500 kilometers and six countries before it flows into the Indian Ocean. Traveling along the Zambezi River allows you to explore the amazing life of African flora and fauna. The main attraction of the river is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world – Victoria Falls.
Zambezi River

Zambezi River


Yangtze River is the longest river in Eurasia. It offers an astonishing number of opportunities for studying Chinese life and culture in the villages and towns located on its shores. During the cruise along the river you will see magnificent landscapes of mountain gorges and beautiful pagodas standing along the banks of the river.
Yangtze River

Yangtze River


Danube River is one of the most important rivers in Europe, flowing along the shores of a dozen countries. Cruises along the Danube from a few hours to several days can be considered the most interesting. During these trips you will get acquainted with medieval towns and see ancient castles standing on the shore, as well as visit the historical places of Europe.
Danube River

Danube River


Hanalei River is one of the few navigable rivers in the Hawaiian Islands. The river stretches past the fields where the taro is grown, and past the picturesque green hills, and then flows into the eponymous Pacific Bay. This small river (about 25 km) is under the special supervision of the American organization for river protection.
Hanalei River

Hanalei River


Hudson River is 507 km long and it is flowing from north to south across the eastern part of New York State. It flows along the city of Albany and flows into the bay of Low Bay, forming a border between the states of New York and New Jersey. Hudson is one of the most popular tourist rivers in America, inspiring many poets and artists.
Hudson River

Hudson River


Mekong River runs in China, Los, Cambodia and Vietnam. The river is navigable and is of great importance for the agriculture of all countries in which it flows.
Mekong River

Mekong River


Kenai River is in Alaska, United States. If you are fond of sport fishing, then you should visit it. The river flows in a picturesque, glaciated mountain valley Kenai.
Kenai River

Kenai River


Chirka-Kem is in Karelia, Russia. It attracts fans of extreme rafting not only from Russia, but also from all over the world. Chirka-Kem is one of the most capricious rivers in Russia, the slow current is quickly replaced by rapid whirlpools. Tourists are attracted by the picturesque banks of the river with pristine nature. It is unique because there are only two small villages on a 220 kilometer river.
Chirka-Kem

Chirka-Kem


Volga River is the majestic symbol of Russia. It is called Volga-Mother. According to the number of works of art in which the most beautiful river of Russia is mentioned, the Volga occupies, perhaps, the leading place in the world. On the banks of the Volga there are ancient cities and towns of the Russian Federation. The river is unique in its natural diversity. In its waters, there are more than 70 species of fish.
Volga River

Volga River


Katun River is in Altai Republic, Russia. This river, amazing in its beauty, begins at the foot of the beautiful Belukha Mountain (3343m.) It is a mountain river, and like all other similar rivers, it is very fast and dynamic. On its way, the river runs past high mountain snow peaks, high mountain ranges, flows through the taiga. On every meter of this river any traveler will be surprised by the beauties of the landscapes. Especially picturesque Katun is in September.
Katun River

Katun River

Most beautiful rivers in the world