The Lao Mekong River is the Mother of Waters,
Southeast Asia on the high mountains of the Tibet plateau, more than 4,878 kilometers above sea level, the snow slowly melts into a small stream, this is the source of the Mekong River. While the source of the upper Mekong is melting snow, hundreds of tributaries, nourished by the monsoons, feed the lower Mekong.
Along its long journey, the local people call the river different names. in Jinghing, the Tai lue people call the river “Lancing”. The majority of Chinese call it “Lancang Jiang”. As the river from the border between Thailand and Laos, the locals call it ”Kong“ The Thai people call it “Mac Nam Kong”. As the leaves Laos to enter Cambodia, the local people call it “Tonle Kong”. Flowing to Vietnam, it is called “Tien”.
At the delta, the mighty river spreads into many channels. Here, the people call the river “Gao long”
Which means “Nine dragons” From the Mekong’s source to its delta, the river travels 4,878 kilometers making it the tenth longest river in the world.
The Mekong River is high in raining season up to 7 – 8 meters level suitable in march, when it low some rock or sand breach low 1:50 to 2 meters
When the river from Huay Xai to Pakbeng the river is narrow is low is defecate for the boat man to look the rock and sand slide, from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang the river is wide
Yes the end of January is cold.
the descent of Mekong
Mekong River is the border the island is belong to Laos, when the French colony