Meeting of Waters, Manaus

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The Meeting of Waters is the confluence between the dark Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as the upper section of the Amazon is known in Brazil upriver of this confluence. For 6km the two rivers' waters run side by side without mixing. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus, Brazil. The same also happens near Santarém, Pará with the Amazon and Tapajós rivers. This phenomenon occurs in other regions of the world with differing characters of rivers.This phenomenon is due to the differences in temperature, speed and water density of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2km/h at a temperature of 28C, while the Rio Solimões flows between 4and at a temperature of 22C.
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  • is valuble to visit and surprising .You can't understand that a rivere has at least 15km wide.I certainly recommend you when you wan have a trip to Brizil.  more »
  • One very important recommendation, GO IN A SPEED BOAT! Otherwise you might end up spending the whole day in a boat!  more »
  • My first time seeing two types of waters mixing together but never mixed. This is definitely worth visiting. The boat ride itself is scenic and beautiful where you get a panoramic view of Manaus.  more »