19.08.2021, 23:38

Beautiful rivers at world heritage sites in Vietnam

Rivers are one of the endless themes of literature and art, those rivers have entered Vietnamese poetry and literature without knowing when. Among them, many rivers have accompanied the years, witnessing many ups and downs of Vietnamese history. Among them are the Red River, Da River, Nho Que River, Ngo Dong River, Hoai River, Cuu Long River, Saigon River… But which is the most famous and beautiful river? This article will answer that question for you!

Mekong River

The Mekong River belongs to the rich Mekong Delta region, this is known as the rice bowl of the country. The Mekong River (also known as the Mekong River) is one of the longest rivers in the world. The river originates in China and flows through four countries, namely Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, before flowing into Vietnam and then emptying into the East Sea through nine estuaries. That is why it is called the Mekong River, which means 9 dragons pour into the sea.

Cuu Long is the name of the section of the Mekong River flowing into the territory of Vietnam. The Mekong in the Lao language means Mother river, originates from the Tibetan plateau 4,500 km long, is the 12th longest river in the world flowing through countries: China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Male. The river also has many other names such as Dza Chu, Lan Thuong Giang, Mea Nam Khong, Tonle Thom, Cuu Long … according to the way the residents of the countries it passes through. Unlike the Nile (Egypt) and Ganges (India), there doesn’t seem to be a single Mekong culture: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia belong to South Asian cultures while China and Vietnam belong to South Asian culture. East Asian culture.

Mekong River
is the river that has brought alluvium to the southwestern delta of Vietnam, so this land is also called the Mekong Delta. This is the largest rice granary in the country and is famous for many specialty fruits such as durian, mangosteen, pomelo, orange… The river is also a source of aquatic products and also a transportation network. important in the region. The Mekong River has enriched the southwestern region of Vietnam with a series of fertile plains, known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. This place has vast rice fields, the season is green with waves undulating with the wind, the season is heavy with golden seeds emitting a fragrance.

Beautiful rivers at world heritage sites in Vietnam
Mekong River

Hoai River

Hoai River is a tributary of the Thu Bon River that flows through Hoi An. The river is for people here in particular and tourists in general, as an inseparable symbol of the old town. Not only that, but this gentle small river is also associated with the livelihood of many residents in Hoi An. Their main occupation is boating, taking tourists to visit. The attraction here is that the boats do not use any engine but only traditional rowing. This makes visitors feel most clearly about the antiquity and simplicity, closeness here. Not only seeing the beautiful scenery of Hoi An ancient town, visitors also hear many interesting daily stories from the boatmen. With the sound of oars swinging along the water in the middle of the peaceful space of the old town, everyone fills up.

Hoai River , a small river quietly flowing through the old town, a precious gift that nature bestows on Hoi An, not only brings cool steam to the town but also creates a unique landscape on the wharf under the boat. impressive night of flower lanterns. During the day, the light oars glide through the water, reflecting the old town and the clouds. At night, lanterns shine in many colors, making the picture of the street and river more vivid. Every festival, on the Hoai River attracts a lot of tourists, because this is the most ideal place to see the old town at night. On the water of the Hoai river at that time, there are not only sparkling and fanciful lanterns but also sparkling and interesting lights of lanterns, in harmony with the ancient and quiet beauty of the old town night. On full moon nights, what is called the most quintessential Hoi An is “showed off” to visitors. The full moon night festival is the creation of the old town people about restoring the old space and recreating the activities of the inhabitants of this place in the early years of the 20th century when this place was a busy port town. If the lantern is the gentle and loving gaze of the old town night, the Hoai River lantern is really a festival of lights.

Not only is there a shimmering Hoai River that many tourists know about through the festival of lanterns. But here and there on the Hoai River , where bustling bamboo boats shuttle guests across the two banks. The boats carrying passengers make a living, the people who are always smiling with difficulties beautify the river, creating the idyllic parts of life.

Hoai River

Son River

Son River, also known as Troc River, is a tributary of Gianh River in the North Central region of our country. The river flows entirely in Quang Binh province. Part of the upstream part of the river is 7,729 m long and flows underground in the limestone mountains to the west of Quang Binh. This river flows out from the mouth of Phong Nha cave located on the land of Phong Nha village, Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district. The poetic Son River with aquamarine color winding around the Ke Bang limestone mountains adds more uniqueness to this place, every time visitors visit Phong Nha Cave Heritage. In particular, the Son Riverassociated with many legends about faithfulness in love leaving the most memories in the hearts of tourists. Located in the south of Ngang Pass, Quang Binh is a cultural land known to many people with historical sites and famous landscapes in the country such as Da Deo Pass, Mother Suot wharf, Phong Nha cave, Tien cave. Son, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Nhat Le Beach, Da Nhay Beach, Bang Hot Spring… Including the poetic Son River, this place is associated with a very touching love story. Son River is considered by many tourists as a pristine river, a beautiful landscape bestowed by nature to the people here.

Field Son Riverpoetic with the green color winding around the Ke Bang limestone mountains, adorning the unique features every time tourists come to Quang Binh to visit Phong Nha Cave.. According to legend, there are many ways to understand the name. call of this river. However, the most reasonable is the love story of a couple who love each other deeply. However, their love was opposed by the family because they did not “register for the match”. In the end, the two led each other to this river to commit suicide. People around the area were touched by the love of a young couple, so they named it Son River to indicate their loyal heart to their beloved.

Visitors who have the opportunity to visit here will feel the beauty of the river from the color of the water, the mountains to the scenic banks. The first thing to feel is the color of the river’s water. The water of the Son River is blue, greener than we thought. The river flows and curves along the foot of the mountain and hugs the cornfields and banana fields next to the peaceful scattered hamlets. The two sides of the river have a peaceful landscape. All make up a charming watercolor painting, a beautiful peaceful life amidst the vast wilderness of mountains and forests. In addition to the natural beauty, walking on the river born from the heart of this heritage, if you like, you can also row your own boat to enjoy and explore the wild beauty of the banks. In particular, coming here, visitors can also enjoy many delicious dishes, the most unique is the carp that lives in this river. Along with carp, along the banks of the Son River, There are also other delicious local specialties.

Son River

Ngo Dong River

Ngo Dong River is a small river in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. It is a tributary of the Sao Khe River (the river connecting the Hoang Long River with the Vac River). Ngo Dong River starts flowing from the lowland lagoon in the heart of the limestone mountain system of Trang An landscape complex, weaves through the cliffs and rice fields, and then pours water into the Vac river system near Vung Tram bridge. On the river, there are very beautiful landscapes to mention such as Tam Coc, Thai Vi temple, which are famous attractions of Ninh Binh. Visitors to these scenic spots often row a boat on the Ngo Dong River to enjoy and immerse themselves in the charming scenery along the two banks of the river. Landscape on both sides of the Ngo Dong river is limestone cliffs with a long history of formation. Around April and May is the time when Ngo Dong River is the most beautiful because the rice fields spread along both banks of the river are ripe, blooming a yellow color that makes anyone coming here must be fascinated.

Ngo Dong River is probably the most famous and lyrical river in Vietnam. About 100 km from Hanoi, about 7 km from Ninh Binh city. Blue river, gentle four seasons. According to the documents of the tourism industry of Ninh Binh province, water from the lowland lagoon in the heart of the limestone mountain system of the Trang An World Heritage complex, starting from the area of ​​​​Suoi Tien Temple, flows through the cliffs and rice fields. , river water then pours into the Vac river system near Vung Tram bridge. The special thing is that the Ngo Dong River has no banks, the rice fields on both sides are the banks of the river because it is actually just a canal winding between fields and vast valleys. However, on the Ngo Dong river, there are two beautiful landscapes, Tam Coc and Thai Vi temple. In the last days of May, The inherently beautiful Ngo Dong River attracts tourists even more by the yellow color and aroma of rice.

It is sunny, the temperature is forecast to reach 40 degrees Celsius, but in the middle of the cool green river, sometimes there is a light breeze passing by with the pure aroma of rice, making me feel like I am walking in the middle of the weather. cool autumn scenery. During the preceding season, the two sides of the river will reveal fertile alluvial soils. People at that time would plant rice and rice would rise day by day with the water until it was ripe and golden, then rowing boats to harvest.

Ngo Dong River

Nho Que River

One of the most mentioned places when coming to Ha Giang is Nho Que River, the famous river at the foot of the legendary Ma Pi Leng pass. To fully explore the Nho Que river, you can ride a motorbike along the trails of the indigenous people who still often travel on the mountainside running parallel to the river below, many sections have to take a detour because of the deep abyss and mountains. high split. The two sides are high vertical cliffs forming a ravine that is both deep and narrow, along with the murmur of Nho Que River flowing at the feet, bringing an indescribable feeling, both joyful and immersed in the surrounding space. mule of mountains and clouds.

Nho Que River is a famous place that you will definitely be introduced to when coming to Ha Giang. This river begins in the mountains of Nghiem Son – Yunnan (China) and flows in the direction of Northwest – Southeast towards Vietnam. In fact, this river not only flows in Ha Giang province but also flows in Cao Bang territory. However, the first part of the river flowing from Seo Lung village, Lung Cu commune, passing through Tu San Alley is considered to be the section with the most spectacular and captivating scenery. To be able to fully enjoy the beauty of the Nho Que River , tourists often choose to stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass. Although this pass road is famous for being dangerous with cliffs on one side and abyss on the other. Along with that, the fog almost always covers the road, making it difficult to see the bends of the sleeve.

However, everyone wants to conquer this 20km pass, especially professional backpackers. By going on the top of the pass, looking down into the abyss thousands of meters deep, we will see the full beauty of the river and feel the majesty of Ha Giang’s nature. If you have ever stood on Ma Pi Leng pass and watched Nho Que river from above, you definitely want to once touch the blue river. Then no need to wonder, join a boat trip on this river right away.

Nho Que River

Han River

The Han River in Da Nang has the gentle and charming beauty of a girl in the full moon age, the river water is clean and cool, not polluted by garbage, so the scenery on the river is even more attractive as a source of inspiration. poetry for the artist.

Along both sides of the river are Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang streets with shady trees, in order of straight lines. It is that peaceful feature that creates a beautiful landscape picture with a river flowing gently around the growing young city. Dawn on the Han River when the road is still not busy with traffic, only people walk together to exercise on both sides of the river, all are still covered by the night fog but also gradually disappear when the sun is shining. the new day sun shines. At this time, the light on the river is still not really clear, just like a silk strip mixed with the white color of mist. The river flows calmly to the sea, each cool breeze blows in as if it still does not want to wake the city from its good sleep.

At noon, visitors will be surprised when the scenery here seems to be completely transformed, there is no longer the misty white light but instead, the golden rays of the sun shining on the river surface. . Each ray of sunlight seems to be dancing rhythmically to the rhythm of life to join the rhythm of life that is gradually bustling and bustling. The time of midday makes the river surface like a giant magic mirror that makes anyone looking down are dazzled, that light makes the river surface sparkle with poetic silver. Han River Da Nang At this moment, she appears as a radiant and fresh young woman, more charming but not shy, nestled. When the afternoon came, the sunlight was less intense, each ray of sunlight began to hide behind the clouds and disappeared behind the mountain at the far end of the horizon. The river’s surface is the image of a bright red afternoon with a dark orange color, the river begins to fall into a quiet state, no longer having the healthy features of noon. The night began to fall to a mysterious black, but it became more shimmering when the electric lights began to light up. The combination of light and dark colors adds to the mystery.

The river has begun to put on a colorful prom dress that is one of the beautiful scenes in Da Nang, no longer the bright yellow sundress and the pure white dress of the morning. A day of enjoying the change of light on the Han River makes anyone bewildered. Yes, Da Nang city at night is more beautiful when the Han River adorns the picture more rich and diverse. The Han River is even more beautiful when it is adorned on the bridges bustling with people passing from one side of the river to the other.

Han River

Thu Bon River

Thu Bon River is a tourist destination in Hoi An with a basin area of ​​up to 10.3 km2, one of the largest inland river basins of Vietnam, imbued with cultural and historical images. It’s been a long time and the flow of time is still flowing, still working hard to build up alluvium to make the delta. Originating from many small streams flowing down from Ngoc Linh mountain, the Thu Bon River formed from there is full of life, the river goes through the majestic mountains, through the west of Quang Nam, flowing down the fields. Rice brings lushness and vitality to the trees here. Thu Bon RiverNearly a hundred kilometers long from Tra Linh wharf down to Cua Dai, Hoi An, this place is the intersection between two ancient cultures Cham – Vietnam, many international tourists visiting must also be surprised with the beautiful scenery. The river’s own and unique, they favorably liken the Thu Bon stream to the second version of the famous Ganges river in India that the creator god accidentally or intentionally created, with historical water. flows from the past to the present through many generations.

When the sunset falls, when the golden sunlight glimmers, shining from the water surface, it should blend in with the green color of the beach, strawberry fields, riverside boat villages, famous Hoi An destinations such as Zinc Island. Stop, Nong Son coal mine, Dai Buong fruit village, Tam Thanh Bich Hoa village…all create a beautiful scene. Floating on a rustic wooden boat, visitors visit Trung Phuoc market to see the bustling and bustling trade scene but still retain the rustic and idyllic features of the old village market, sit down at a restaurant. Eating and enjoying a bowl of Quang noodles in a rustic space with the delicious taste of cuisine is a real pleasure. Tourists who are passionate about photography can’t help but be excited when they capture beautiful souvenir photos of the tourist destination of Hoi An on the Thu Bon River., about the scenery on both sides of the river.

“Mother River” Thu Bon not only provides fishermen with plenty of fish and shrimp but also helps residents of many famous craft villages such as Nong Son agarwood village, Tam Tang textile village (Duy Xuyen), Thanh Ha pottery village. Hoi An), bringing their famous products down the river through the trading port of Hoi An to the world’s friends since the 17th century.

In March every year, residents of the Duy Xuyen area organize the Grandmother Festival. Thu Bon in memory of the “Mother River” who gave them farming and silkworm rearing, on that day, the villagers went to the river to process ” Mother Thu Bon”” came to each house as affirming a very human concept, that is the “Mother River” existed and went to each house of the inhabitants on both sides to give crops and prosperity. “Mother River” Thu Bon comes out to Cua Dai, creating a landscape that is both majestic and poetic with the scene of immense waves and fishing villages, rafts glowing golden in the sunset… Before returning home. With the sea, Thu Bon’s “Mother River” leaps up into proud red alluvium-heavy waves ready to blend into the big sea. And since then, “Mother Thu Bon” has completed the mission of transporting alluvium to the fields and culture of the Quang people.

Thu Bon River

Blue river

Lam River in the past was called Ca River (mother river). The Ca language both means “big”, and also means “mother”, the mother of small rivers such as: Nam Nom, Nam Mo, Giang river, La river… Perhaps due to the clear blue color of the water flowing again. Through many mountains and villages, creating an unusually beautiful landscape, the Confucianists and local people have given the river beautiful names: “Lam Giang”, “Thanh Long Giang”, “Lam Thuy”… Dong The time he composed many poems praising its unique beauty. Lam River is blue and calm, not only a beautiful sight of Nghe An but also associated with the livelihood of many generations of people. The picture of a peaceful and poetic life has entered many poems and songs about Nghe.

Since ancient times, people from Nghe and Thanh Vinh have been aware of the beauty of the river, sending their wish to be delivered and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the river. The people of Nghe An and visitors to Nghe – Tinh still have the desire to go along the Lam River to admire the green scenery, blue water, enjoy the specialties of the homeland, and especially listen to the songs and the wallets of the rich countryside. revolutionary tradition. Lam River with its clear blue water, smooth flow and poetic beauty on both banks not only enters into poetry but also becomes a memorable tourist highlight of the “green and blue” Nghe country.

It’s just a strip of rivers winding along the mountains, the land becomes the stream, yet the Lam River has left an unforgettable impression. Seen from above, the river is like winding silk, it seems to want to fly up with dew and sunshine. And this is the river of love and nostalgia for many people. Oh, Lam Giang! How earnest it is to go through the seasons of nostalgia…

Blue river

Huong river

The Perfume River flows around the Citadel, the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden City, and through the Citadel, further embellishing the natural beauty of this unique feudal capital. Perfume River has a length of up to 80km, especially the section from Bang Lang to Thuan An estuary is 30km long. I don’t know when the Perfume River became a source of abundant inspiration and spent a lot of pen and paper of writers and poets. When referring to the magnificent capital of Paris, one cannot help but mention the famous Seine River as well as when referring to the ancient capital of Hue, no one can forget the gentle Perfume River drifting in the heart of the city.

Composed of two rivers, Ta Trach and Huu Trach, the Perfume River is like a soft, long, winding silk that flows through many beautiful scenes of the dreamy Kinh, from Vi Da garden with green grass. , past the ancient Thien Mu pagoda with the sound of bells ringing, then turn to Bach Yen River to wander freely with clouds and wind. On that journey, the river blends with the flavors and aromas of countless tropical plants, flowers, and herbs, creating a characteristic fragrance for the river. Perfume River brings different beauty at each time of day. 

During the day, the Perfume River has a peaceful and poetic beauty. The emerald green river, as clear as a reflection of the whole city scene under the calm water and shimmering sunlight. On the banks of the river, architectural works including temples, gardens, mountains, etc., are reflected in the calm water of the Huong Giang river. The Perfume River is like a soft and mellow brushstroke in the painting of Hue, which is already extremely poetic and charming.

When the sunset falls, Huong Giang River seems to be wearing a warm orange-yellow shirt. The scene seems to be settling in a strangely quiet space and sinking into a characteristic light purple color. Is it because of this silence that Hue is known as the “sad city”? And when the night falls covering the river, in the quiet night, the boats are still “engrossed” with the humming tune, settling down a bit thoughtfully and deeply. 

Trang Tien Bridge lights up, emitting colorful shimmering lights, illuminating a quiet river area. On the banks of the river, golden lights were lit one after another. If you have the opportunity to come to Hue on festival days, you can also witness the beauty of the Perfume River as if “awakened” among the twinkling lanterns in the fanciful water. The beauty of the Perfume River has entered into poetry and painting, but only when you experience it yourself can you fully feel the poetic and fanciful beauty of this river. The peaceful Perfume River flowing year-round in the city is always a destination not to be missed for tourists who come to Hue.

Huong river

The Vam River is east

Originating in the north of Svay Rieng province of Cambodia, the Vam Co Dong river has the Khmer name Prek Kampong Spean. When crossing the border with Vietnam, the river has its local name, the Cai Cay River. The total length of the river is more than 280 km, of which the Vietnamese side is 180 km long. The river meanders through many rich villages of Vietnam-Cambodia and every year brings a lot of benefits to coastal residents. A traveler who is one-way across the poetic river wharf, the river has brought many legends and legends that have been passed down through generations but stopping to look at the sky and water to see the hobby of the leprechaun is also not wasted.

Come here to feel and explore the legendary river and then follow the historical ups and downs of the Vam Co Dong river From a few hundred years ago, we can see that this river contains many very secret things. The ancients called it Quang Hoa River or Khe Lang. Perhaps that’s why in the introduction to the soil of rivers and mountains of Phien An town – Nam Viet, the book Gia Dinh Thanh Thong Chi by Trinh Hoai Duc of the Nguyen Dynasty states: “In the upper part of Thuan An river, 160 miles west of town, half. The government office on the north bank of the great river has Chinese and Cambodian people living together and doing business, and there is a weekly company that collects taxes and fees, and a border guard office. From here it flows 24 and a half miles to the mouth of the Khe Lang River, 91 and a half miles to the capital Quang Phong bordering the border with Cambodia. 

This is the road that the Cambodian emissary to dedicate must pass through. Along the river, the new farmland has a lot of forests. Going to the West divides into 2 branches. The northern branch, known as Cai Bat, goes straight to the North 100 miles, and another 100 miles to the North is Quang Hoa forest. The southern branch is known as the Cai Cay River and goes up to the West more than 100 miles along the same route. Here, it is Quang Hoa forest land that continues to continue…”

Vam Co Dong River

In Vietnam, there are many beautiful, gentle, and poetic rivers… If you have the opportunity to travel in these rivers, drop yourself on a wooden boat that drifts along the water, watching quietly. Beautiful and poetic scenery on both sides of the river, giving us a quite interesting feeling away from the bustling streets with many worries.

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