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Description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...
Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.
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Rio Tomebamba where it comes together!!!

For most a river is thought to divide a city or town but in this case it serves to unify the city and bring everyone and thing together. It is beautiful and picturesque and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

For most a river is thought to divide a city or town but in this case it serves to unify the city and bring everyone and thing together. It is beautiful and picturesque and beautful at every bend and strewn with parks and garssy trails. It unifies young and old, tourist and indigenous, it has a collective conciousness about it...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An every changing river: high and rushing or low and rocky, but always beautiful especially when the sun sparkles on it! I actually see this almost every day because I live in Cuenca ;-) and it's not only beautiful in the city center. Take a bus or taxi ride to Sayausi for a rustic view or follow the river farther... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Scenic river running through the city, worth strolling in the sunshine! You can go up the escal anatar steps to get up to wonder bar and the city center

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful river that flows through and divides the city of Cuenca. Still you can find indiginous wash ladies doing their laundry on its banks.

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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are paths along the river that provide a good place to walk. My wife and I enjoyed walking along the river twice during our visit to Cuenca. The paths are away from the traffic, and provide an opportunity to enjoy the verdant scenery of Cuenca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great, peaceful escape from the city noise. Great for jogging, bike rides, long walks, or just sitting on a bench watching the river or reading a book.

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful place! This is a very warm place to walk and sightseeing!! After walking along side this river go to the Calle Larga RO know the historical center and some place to eat!!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One block away from our hotel (Hotel Crespo) was this marvelous river that in some way reminded me Paris. You can ride your bike or walk through it. It is very pleasant and calm. My wife and kids had a great time. Nice pictures were also taken.

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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A beautiful rushing river walk, clean and easy to access. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and parks within walking distance and it always pretty busy in the day.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I walked along the river on the walking/biking path in the early morning and really enjoyed it. As bird watchers we discovered several new species we had not yet seen around town. Lovely!

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