The Mekong River is one of the world鈥檚 great rivers, and it flows throughCambodia and Laos. Over a course of approximately 5,000 kilometers (about 3,000 miles), the river travels through six nations, including China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
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Where is the Mekong River?
Aerial view of The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos. The Mekong River is Southeast Asia 鈥檚 longest river, covering approximately 4,900 kilometers from its source in China鈥檚 Tibetan Plateau to its mouth in Vietnam鈥檚 Mekong Delta. It drains six countries with its drainage basin spanning 795,000 square kilometers.
How many branches does the Mekong River have?
From Phnom Penh, it divides into two branches. Of which, the right is Ba Thac River (or Hau River in Vietnam), and the left is Mekong River (or Tien River in Vietnam). Both flow into the vast delta region of South Vietnam, about 220鈥?50 km long.
Why is the Mekong River important to Thailand and Laos?
In its more gentle lower stretches, where for a considerable distance it constitutes the boundary between Laos and Thailand, the Mekong inspires both conflict and cooperation among Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
What is the lower Mekong basin?
The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), stretching from the Chinese border in Myanmar to the South China Sea in southern Vietnam, is 630,000 km2 in area, and is critical to maintaining the Mekong River鈥檚 sensitive ecology, and the ecosystem services underlying the region鈥檚 water and food security.