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10 Most Iconic Rivers on Earth

1. RHINE

RHINE

This iconic river flows for 1,233 kms from the mountains of Switzerland to the North Sea near Rotterdam via Western Germany. Also referred to as "Heroic Rhine" because of its fairytales castles, terraced vineyards and dramatic cliffs, it has been used as a border since roman times. Today, its fascinating scenery and spectacular wines makes it a spectacular tourist destination. 

6. MEKONG

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8. YANGTZE

YANGTZE

With 6,300 km, this is Asia's longest river watering over 700 tributaries and the third longest in the world.. Over time, this river has witnessed a lot of human activities along its banks, it has been a border between warrior communities and used for transportation for centuries. It flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. 

10. NILE

The World's Longest river with 6,650 km, the river serves Egypt and its agricultural land. It has made Egypt a rich agricultural society. Its history dates back to when Egypt began controlling the water of this river, as a result, the valley of kings, the Ptolemaic temple and the pyramids of Giza were built along its river banks. By 3,100 BC, the rich Nile valley and delta society became the first world's largest state nation. It runs through the 10 countries of Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt.

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