Rivers are some of the most interesting natural features in the world. Although rivers are in high numbers compared to other water-related natural features, they are not all the same. One of the things that make rivers interesting is their structure. Rivers vary in their sizes, shapes, water flow, direction flow, waterfalls, and many other features.
There are many rivers across the world that have special features and are considered magical. These are rivers that are worth visiting and provide an excellent experience for tourists. These are some of the most magical rivers.
10 The Danube
The Danube is the most popular and second longest river in Europe and worth visiting. The river originates in the Black Forest in Germany and flows for 2,850 kilometers to the Black sea. The river moves through some of the major cities in Europe such as Belgrade, Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava. One of the best places to visit and view the river is in the capital of Hungary. Tourists can also witness great landscapes in various sections of the countryside.
9 Nile River
The Nile River is the longest in the world, as it covers a distance of 4,132 miles. Through its journey, the Nile passes through 11 countries. As a result, it is a magical river that has many stories to it and has made an impact on the world. The river has sections that can be easily used for traveling. The Nile is the most important river in Egypt. It provides the country home to more than 95% of its population. Aswan Dam is also built on the Nile.
8 The Verdon River, France
Verdon River is found in the Verdon Gorge and it is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The river canyon forms one of Europe's best attractions for adventurous tourists. As a result, there are many hikers and rock climbers who visit the river and this region. The Verdon River provides room for canoeing and rafting, making it a very popular destination. It is also considered a natural jewel in France due to its amazing landscapes and attractions.
7 Amazon River
The Amazon River is the world’s largest river, in terms of the water discharge from the river. The Amazon is also one of the most naturally diverse rivers in the world. When it comes to exploring the river, there are a variety of things to see and experience. With the river being in the Amazon, where there is a deep canopy of rainforests, there are many natural features to discover. Tourists can also get a chance to do white-water rafting within the amazon river.
6 The Yangtze
The Yangtze River (meaning "Long River") is found in Asia and is the third-longest river worldwide and the longest on the continent. The river is located in China, covering a distance of 6,300 kilometers into the East China Sea. The Yangtze River is popular for many things and one of them is its three gorge dams that are home to the largest hydropower station. The river offers picturesque scenery with a curving gorge and vegetation. The Three Gorges Museum along the river is also worth visiting.
Ganges river starts from the Gangotri glacier of the Himalayan mountains and flows for 2525 km through India and Bangladesh, emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The river is so large that in some sections, it is used for transport. It is also considered a sacred river by Hindus in India. As a result of the river being considered a sacred river, it is worshipped by many people. It is also home to many species with 140 species of fish and over 90 species of amphibians.
4 The Soca River
This river is found in Slovenia and is known to have clear waters. It is also called “Emerald Beauty”. This is one of Slovenia's best attractions since very few rivers across the world have such clear waters. The river is a natural wonder that offers a lot of room for fishing and kayaking. The Soca river also offers room for water sports. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is a river that flows through very beautiful scenic landscapes.
3 Krka River, Croatia
The Krka River in Croatia is found in the Krka National Park. It is the most popular park in the country. The river is one of the main attractions in the park, which got its name from this river. The Krka River flows through the center of the park and has huge cascading waterfalls. Due to the beautiful depth of the river and clean waters, visitors are also allowed to swim in the river. The diversity in the landscapes also offers good hiking trails.
2 Mekong River
The Mekong River is one of the most fascinating rivers found in China. The river moves from the Tibetan Plateau, and moves through China’s Yunnan province, through Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and all the way to Vietnam. The Mekong River covers a distance of 4,350 kilometers. It has some of the stillest waters, offering room for transport. It is also one of the most biodiverse rivers, containing manatee and Mekong dolphins. There are also a variety of other species of wildlife that call this river home.
The Zambezi river is found in Zambia and covers a distance of 2,574 kilometers. The river starts in north-western Zambia and flows East all the way to Mozambique, journeying through Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The river empties into the Indian Ocean, with a basin that is 1.37 million square kilometers. The Zambezi River is also home to the famous Victoria Falls. It also provides a home to a wide variety of animals – including several species of fish, bull sharks, crocodiles, and hippopotamuses.