The amazing Rivers of Vietnam

07/24/2014
By ATA

Every country has its rivers and Vietnam is no exception. InVietnam though, they are incredibly diverse, fascinating and of enormous importance to the economy and the cultural heritage of the country.

The Biggest of Them All The Mighty Mekong

The Mighty Mekong is probably the most famous of them all. It travels two thousand seven hundred miles from the foothills of the himalayas through China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodiabefore it even reaches Vietnam. As it travels south towards its exit in the South China Sea its splits into hundreds of smaller rivers and rivulets in what is the Mekong Delta. This enormous area is home to seventeen million people who mostly owe their livelihoods to the river. It provides 50% of the nation’s fish stocks and a huge percentage of the country’s rice is grown here, on land fertilised by the nutrient rich flood waters of the delta.

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The fantasy of the beauty of the Mekong makes people fascinated

The largest city in Vietnam is of course Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. Built on the banks of the Saigon River, the city owes its development to the river that flows through its heart. The largest River here is the Nha Be River, but it is the smaller Saigon River that flows through the city itself. It is interesting to see how the city has grown around the river and its canals, that have been cut from it. Saigon’s Districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, Thu Duc and Binh Thanh are all built on the Saigon River.

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Saigon River

Discover 3 big river in Vietnam tours: Dragons, Perfume and the Big Red

Admire the beauty of 3 big rivers in Vietnam:

The splendid beauty of the Han River

In Da Nang it is the Han River that flows through the east of city. It is interesting that although rivers cause problems for travel, their importance is worth the effort. Where bridges have to be built much work is to be done, but the significance of the river itself as a trading route cannot be underestimated. The Dragon Bridge that was built to span the river in the city is an extraordinary feat of engineering. Built to look like a dragon rising out of and diving into the water, it ever breathes fire every night; a spectacular sight.

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Discover the beauty of the Han River swing bridge

Admire the beauty of the Perfume River of Hue

The Perfume River at Hue is so called as blossoms from the orchards up stream, drop into the water in the Autumn and bring their rich scent to the city. Whilst Hoi An, the ancient port and one of the most beautiful towns in all of Southeast Asia was built up around the Thu Bon River. This flows all the way from the mountains that border Laos to the West and traders would bring their produce down stream to the Ancient town here that developed into one of the most important deep sea trading ports in all of Asia.

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The eternal beauty of the Perfume River

Admire the lyrical romantic beauty of the Red River

The Red River in the north of the country has a delta system almost as important to the country as that of the Mekong. Again it is the greatest provider to the economy in the north of the country. It is of course on the banks of this famous river that the nation’s capital city of Hanoi has grown. Again, all the important parts of the city, hug the banks of this life bringing force.

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Admire the lyrical romantic beauty of the Red River

Rivers are of incredible importance to any country, Vietnam is lucky in that its own, are pulsating, romantic mysterious forces of nature, that rival any, anywhere in the world.

During the journey of Vietnam tours, guests will also visit the famous Bat Trang pottery village, which has a history of over 700 years to choose for themselves unique ceramic items. Tours on the Red River help visitors visualize somewhat about the origin of Vietnamese culture.

Hanoi tours to explore the Red River. Not only for Hanoi people, tourists coming from a cruise on the Red River will know more about the Red River associated with the history of Hanoi capital and the country of Vietnam.

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