Amazon is the name of the river and the most famous rainforest in the world, flowing through the territory of many countries such as Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia. The Amazon River originates in the Peruvian Andes, and flows eastward and turns north to reach the South American continent. Finally, all the water was gathered and poured into the Atlantic Ocean at Belem, Brazil.
Amazon has a total area of about 7.5 million km2, accounting for about 40% of the South American continent. The Amazon River was first discovered by Francisco de Orellana in 1542 and has since been widely known for its legendary stories of tribes living in the old forests. Amazon is known as a primeval forest, with the highest biodiversity in the world. This is the ideal place for millions of plants and animals. Scientists say there are more than 500 species of mammals, 175 species of lizards, more than 300 species of reptiles, and 30 million species of insects along with about a third of the world’s birds are currently preserved. in the jungle Amazon.
Surrounding the forest is the system of the Amazon River winding around, including many tributaries including 17 major tributaries, crossing and providing enough water to keep the forests green. The average water flow, every year the Amazon flows into the Atlantic Ocean about 6,600 km3 – nearly one-sixth of the total amount of water the rivers in the world pour into the oceans. On the Atlantic Ocean more than 300 km from the river mouth, visitors can still see the opaque watercolor pouring out from this main river mouth. Therefore, people also call the Amazon river mouth “Sea of fresh water”, or “Sea of the sea”.
Come to Amazon once to discover a part of South American culture. In the beautiful country of Brazil, Amazon is a good place for visitors to visit – as an indispensable point for nature lovers and for exploring the rare and unspoiled wild beauty of the world.