The heir of the Qingyang tribe from the Northern continent, Lü Gui Chen (Liu Hao Ran), is sent to the Eastern continent to be held as a hostage. There he gets to know Ji Ye (Chen Ruo Xuan), who is only half royality and doesn’t receive any love from his father, as well as Yu Ran (Lareina Song), the refuge seeking princess of the Bird tribe. The three youths support each other through all hardships that come their way, which results in a deep friendship.
Huang Cheng Dong (Sun Hong Lei) accompanies his son Xiao Dong (Joseph Zeng) to America where Xiao Dong will study. Even though Cheng Dong had planned to return to China after his son settles down, he ends up staying in America as well and tries to help Xiao Dong adapt to the new environment. But chaos begins when Xiao Dong falls in love with his classmate Wu Dan Dan (Jiang Yi Yi), another Chinese foreign student. Through Dan Dan, Cheng Dong gets to know her father’s girlfriend, Lin Sa (Xin Zhi Lei), and when school bullying becomes an issue, Chen Dong and Lin Sa work together to solve the problem.
River Flows to You tells the love story of childhood friends Yi Yao (Zheng Shuang) and Qi Ming (Ma Tian Yu). Major changements have been made to the original story of the novel which included heavy topics such as rape, teenage pregnancy and suicide. The drama will focus on the feelings between the couple instead.