Vientiane, Lao PDR
September 4, 2016
The Mekong River is the 7th longest river in Asia and the 12th longest in the world, covering a length of about 4,350 kilometers. It begins from the high Tibetan Plateau running through six countries – China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Millions of people who live along the riverbanks depend on it for food, water and transport. It is also home to thousands of fish species, including those unique to the area, such as the rare giant catfish and Irrawaddy dolphin.
At present, travelers on boats along the Mekong River can still see the French’s maritime navigation left over during the French rule.
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