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8 Reasons Why the Soca River is the Most Beautiful on the Planet [PICS]

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Here is why the Soca River in Slovenia is regarded as the most beautiful river in the world.

“The Emerald Beauty,” as it is fondly known, has inspired hiking, writing, photography, and simply awe in many travelers throughout the world.

Maintaining its emerald-green and blue color for most of its length from the Trenta Valley in the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, the Soca River has been a source of beauty and inspiration for many generations of hikers and artists.

Cédric Catalogne
Cédric Catalogne
Beno Saradzic
Beno Saradzic
Uros Podlogar
Uros Podlogar

The Soca is also home to a unique trout species known as the marble trout which exists mainly in the upper reaches of the river; now endangered due to the introduction of non-native species.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia

In 585 AD, a large landslide cut the upper part of the river in half, causing a bulge and obstructing one side creating a new watercourse.

It was during the next few centuries that the Soca as we know it would be created.

Andreas Resch
Andreas Resch
Klempa
Klempa
Luka Esenko
Luka Esenko

Those are but a few of the many pictures of quite possibly the most beautiful river in the world.

If you’re thinking of a unique traveling experience and want to hike to one of the great wonders on earth, then the Soca River in Slovenia may be just what you are looking for.

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8 Reasons Why the Soca River is the Most Beautiful on the Planet [PICS]