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Mekong Travel Guide

Mekong River starts from the Tibetan Plateau in China and flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. With the length of 4,350 km and draining the total area of 795,000 square km, Mekong River plays the vital role in economic, transportation as well as tourism development. Mekong River exists as the natural border between Laos and Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. As going on its course, Mekong River is divided into many branches with different names in different countries. The seasonal cycle of changing water level of Mekong River are divided into two seasons: the dry season and the flood season...

As flowing through the southwestern part of Vietnam, Mekong River's sediment fostered and enriched the Mekong Delta - the rice basket of Vietnam. It can be said that Mekong Delta is the most fertile and the biggest rice supply for Vietnam and the region. Mekong Delta region spreads on the area of 39,000 sq kilometer, however, the area covered by water changes in the season. Most of Mekong Delta' area is flat flood plains in the south, just a few hills in the north and west...

Starting from the border with Laos, Mekong River flows through Stung Trung, Krache and Kampong Cham, as flowing through Phnom Penh, it is divided into two branches: One flows into the Tonle Sap Lake, one crosses the border between Vietnam and Cambodia at Chau Doc and flows into Mekong Delta...

Mekong River flows through along different terrains in Laos. Starting in the northern-most of the country, Mekong River flows along Laos can be divided into two sections: The first flows through high and rugged mountain (Laos highland) and the second flows into plain and plateau in the south (Laos lowland)...

Starting from Yunan in China, Mekong River flows through the Golden Triangle and then forms the natural between Laos and Thailand in the north before flowing into Laos alone. In the land of Thailand, Mekong River is divided into 8 tributaries flowing through the great area: Ing River, Ruak River, Mun River, Chi River, Dom Noi River, Lam Ta Klong River, Koh River and Tonle Sap River...

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