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Mekong River Facts

This is important for your preparation to travel and discover the Mekong River out. Here is our humble list for the Mekong facts that might be helpful for you to travel this land more effectively.


- The Mekong River is one of the longest rivers in the world. It takes the 12th position for the ranking with the impressing number of 2,700 miles in length.

- The river roots from Lasagongma Spring in Mount Guozongmucha of Tibetan Plateau.

- Its current travels through the territories of 6 countries including China, MyanmarLaos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

- The Mekong River has its specific name in each country that it goes through such as Lancang Jiang (Turbulent River) in China, Mae Nam Kong (Mother Water) in Laos and Thailand, Cuu Long (Nine Dragons) in Vietnam.

- The Mekong River supports and supplies food and livelihood for Cambodians who live along the river banks and depend on its fish supply.

- Water supply from the Mekong River is used to irrigate crops by Vietnamese who depend on the river.

- The Mekong River play a role as the main transport channel for people who live along the river’s banks, leading them to floating markets and do the trade.

- There are about 60 million people living in the Mekong River basin.

- The river is also home to the endangered species of Irrawaddy Dolphin and other giant creatures including the Mekong Fresh water Stingray, the Siamese Crocodile, etc.

- There are many Friendship Bridges built between two countries who share the common current of the Mekong River such as Friendship Bridge built between Laos and Myanmar, or between Thailand and Laos. 

- In 1540, there was a Portuguese named Antonio de Faria considered as the first person from Europe travel to the Mekong River.

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