Vietnam has 2,360 rivers with a total length of about 41,900km. Among them, many rivers have been here for years, witnessed many ups and downs of the history of Vietnam.
Therefore, if you want to really understand about Vietnamese culture and history, making Vietnam tours to explore the rivers below will definitely give you a better experience, a memorable trip in this country.
1. Mekong River
From Cambodia, Mekong River is divided into two major tributaries: Tien river and Hau river. Because there are nine estuaries flowing into the East Sea, Mekong River flowing through Vietnam is also known as the Nine-Dragons River, meaning “nine tributaries of river”. Every year, the number of tourists traveling to the Mekong Delta increases 50% compared to other destinations of the whole country. Let’s find out more information in Mekong Delta Tours if you love enjoying the speaful atmosphere and many kinds of special fruits there.
Mekong river or Nine-Dragons river
The tourist potential of Nine-Dragons River has contributed positively to the economic growth of the whole region, creating more jobs, increasing incomes for people, contributing to preserving and promoting traditional cultural values of the nation.
2. Serepok River
Located in the West of Truong Son mountain range, Serepok river flows through Cambodia before entering the Mekong River, after that the river returns to Vietnam.
Serepok River is 406km long, with many majestic and beautiful waterfalls, such as Trinh Nuoc Waterfall, Dray Sap Waterfall, Đray Nu Waterfall, Dray H’Linh Waterfall, Gia Long Waterfall and Bay Nhanh Waterfall, which attract a lot of tourists each year.
3. Hoai River
When coming to Quang Nam, you won’t only be able to enjoy the beautiful scene of Hoi An, but also hear many interesting stories from the boatman when sitting on a boat to sightsee around on Hoai river. With the sound of the paddle in the middle of the peaceful space, the impression of the peaceful old town, making a trip on this river will give you a really peaceful time.
4. Han River
Han River starts at the confluence of rivers between Cam Le district, Hai Chau district and Ngu Hanh Son district to Da Nang bay. On Han River, there are 6 extremely famous bridges of Da Nang, namely Thuan Phuoc bridge, Han bridge, Dragon bridge, Tran Thi Ly bridge, Nguyen Van Troi bridge and Tien Son bridge. These are the symbols of Da Nang tourism, especially Dragon Bridge.
The Dragon bridge on Han river
The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon capable of flushing and spraying the real water. Currently, the fire spraying and water spraying times of the Dragon bridge will begin at 21 o’clock on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays.
5. Huong River
From Bang Lang to Thuan An river, Huong river is 33km long. As it flows along the foot of Ngoc Tran, the water of the Huong River is greener in comparison to other rivers. Huong River flows slowly through villages such as Kim Long, Nguyet Bieu, Vy Da, Dong Ba, Gia Hoi, Dinh market, Nam Pho, Bao Vinh. It was a source of emotion for tourists when sailing along the river to see the scenery and listen to traditional Hue folk songs.
The romantic Huong river of Hue
Many people always associate the peace, elegance and beautiful scenery of Hue with the Huong River. Along with the Huong River, Ngu Binh Mountain is also considered the symbol of Hue, Hue is often referred to as the “Land of Huong River and Ngu Mountain”.
6. Ben Hai River
Ben Hai River or Rao Thanh river is a river in Central Vietnam. This river originates from the mountain of Truong Son mountain range and flows along the 17° North latitude, from West to East and then pours in Cua Tung sea. Ben Hai is a landmark in the upper reaches of the river, so the name Ben Hai river is taken from this place. Ben Hai River is best known for its splits in the South (Vietnam Republic) and North (Vietnam Democratic Republic) during the Vietnam War.
Ben Hai river
Geographically, the river is located in the South of the 17th parallel. The Geneva Agreement stipulated that this was a temporary demilitarized zone in 1954. Today, you can reach the flagpole and Hien Luong bridge in Quang Tri to see the gentle Ben Hai river after the ups and downs of history.
7. Son River
Son River or Troc River is a tributary of Gianh River in North Central Vietnam. The river flows completely in Quang Binh province. The upper part of the 7,729m long river flows underground in the limestone mountains to the west of Quang Binh. Son River flows from Phong Nha cave located on Phong Nha village, Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district.
Son river of Quang Binh province
The romantic Son River with the green water bending around Ke Bang limestone mountains adorn the unique features when visitors come to Phong Nha Cave. In particular, the Son River is associated with legendary bag but the legend of loyalty in love always leave the most memories in the heart of visitors.
8. Lam River
Lam river is one of the two largest rivers in North Central Vietnam. The river originates from the plateau of Xiengkhuang, Laos. The tributary flowing in Laos is called Nam Khan. The main part of the river flows through Nghe An, the last part of Lam River confluence with the La river from Ha Tinh, forming the boundary of Nghe An and Ha Tinh to the Hoi An beach. Together with Hong Linh mountain, Lam river is considered as a symbol of Nghe.
The two sides of Lam River have cultural villages of Nghe An and Ha Tinh such as Yen Ho (Duc Tho), Tien Dien, Uy Vien (Nghi Xuan), Trung Luong (Hong Linh Town), Trung Can, Hoanh Son Kim Lien (Nam Dan) created a cultural area of Lam Hong.
9. Ngo Dong River
Ngo Dong river, in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh, is a tributary of Sao Khe River (connecting Hoang Long river with Vac river). On the river, there’s Tam Coc, Thai Vi temple,… which are all gorgeous attractions of Ninh Binh. Tourists visiting the beautiful sites here often sit on a boat to sightsee the whole river and to enjoy the charming landscape around.
Ngo Dong river
The two sides of the Ngo Dong River are limestone cliffs with a long history of formation. In April and May, Ngo Dong River is the most beautiful by rice paddies spread along the banks of the river, with a yellow color that makes anyone coming have to fall in love.