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Mekong
The Mekong or Mekong River is a trans-boundary river in East Asia and Southeast Asia. It is the world's twelfth List of rivers by length, longest river and the sixth longest in Asia. Its estimated length is , and it drains an area of , discharging of water annually. From the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The extreme seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls in the Mekong make navigation difficult. Even so, the river is a major trade route between western China and Southeast Asia. Names Mekong is originally called ''Mae Nam Khong'' from a contracted form of Tai language, Tai shortened to ''Mae Khong''. In Thai and Lao, ''Mae Nam'' ("Mother of Water[s]") is used for large rivers and ''Khong'' is the proper name referred to as "River Khong". However, ''Khong'' is an archaic word meaning "river", loaned from Austroasiatic languages, such as Vietnamese ''sông'' (from *''krong'') and Mon ' ...
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Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta ( vi, Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long, literally ''Nine Dragon river delta'' or simply vi, Đồng Bằng Sông Mê Kông, "Mekong river delta"), also known as the Western Region ( vi, Miền Tây) or South-western region ( vi, Tây Nam Bộ), is the region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment (environmental geography). Geographic re ... in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River The Mekong, or Mekong River, is a trans-boundary river in East Asia and Southeast Asia. It is the world's tenth List of rivers by length, longest river and the sixth longest in Asia. Its estimated length is , and it drains an area of , discha ... approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries A distributary, or a distributary channel, is a stream A stream is a body of wate ...
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Tonlé Sap
Tonlé Sap (; km, ទន្លេសាប, ; lit. "Fresh River" or commonly translated as "Great Lake") is a seasonally inundated freshwater lake A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable ove ..., Tonlé Sap Lake, and an attached river A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of wate ..., the long Tonlé Sap River, that connects the lake to the Mekong River The Mekong or Mekong River is a trans-boundary river A transboundary river is a river that crosses at least one political border, either a border within a nation or an international boundary. Bangladesh has the hig ...
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Cambodia
Cambodia (; also Kampuchea ; km, កម្ពុជា, ), officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is in area, bordered by Thailand to Cambodia–Thailand border, the northwest, Laos to Cambodia–Laos border, the northeast, Vietnam to Cambodia–Vietnam border, the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion, and is practised by more than 97% of the population. Cambodia's minority groups include Vietnamese people, Vietnamese, Han Chinese, Chinese, Chams and 30 Khmer Loeu, hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is an elective monarchy, elective constitutional monarchy with a Monarchy of Cambodia, monarch, currently Norodom Sihamoni, chosen by the Royal Co ...
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Vietnam
Vietnam ( vi, Việt Nam, ), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,, group="n" is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is the geographical southeastern subregion of Asia, consisting of the regions that are south of China, south-east of the Indian sub .... Located at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia Mainland Southeast Asia, also known as the Indochinese Peninsula or Indochina, is the continental portion of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is the United Nations geoscheme for Asia#South-eastern Asia, southeastern subr ..., it covers 311,699 square kilometres. With a population of over 96 million, it is the world's fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam borders China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in . It is the world's , with a of more than 1.4 billion. China spans f ...
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Laos
, national_anthem = "Pheng Xat Lao "Pheng Sat Lāo" () is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's bi ...") , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Vientiane Vientiane ( , ; lo, wikt:ວຽງຈັນ, ວຽງຈັນ, ) is the capital city, capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1573, due to fears of a ... , coordinates = , largest_city = capital , official_languages = Lao__NOTOC__ Lao may refer to: Laos * Something of, from, or related to Laos, a country in Southeast Asia * Lao people (people from Laos, or of Lao descent) * The Lao language * Lao script, the writing system used to write the Lao language ** Lao (Un ... , recognised_languages = , languages_type = Spoken language ...
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Luang Prabang
Luang Phabang, (Lao language, Lao: wikt:ຫລວງພະບາງ, ຫລວງພະບາງ/wikt:ຫຼວງພະບາງ, ຫຼວງພະບາງ) or ''Louangphabang'' (pronounced ), commonly Transliteration, transliterated into Western world, Western languages from the pre-1975 Lao spelling ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ (ຣ = Lao alphabet#Consonantal digraphs and ligatures, silent r) as Luang Prabang, literally meaning "Phra Bang, Royal Buddha Image", is a city in north central Laos, consisting of 58 wikt:adjacent, adjacent villages, of which 33 comprise the UNESCO ''Town Of Luang Prabang'' World Heritage Site.Application of Information and Communication Technology to Promote Sustainable Development A Case Stud ...
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Nam Ou
The Nam Ou (Laotian: ນ້ຳອູ , literally: "rice bowl river") is one of the most important rivers of Laos , national_anthem = "Pheng Xat Lao "Pheng Sat Lāo" () is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often r .... It runs 448 km from Phongsaly Province Phongsaly Province ( Lao ຜົ້ງສາລີ), also spelled ''Phôngsali'', is a province of Laos , national_anthem = " Pheng Xat Lao") , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Vientiane , coordinates = , largest_city = cap ... to Luang Prabang Province

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Ruak River
The Ruak River ( th, แม่น้ำรวก, , ; nod, ) is a right hand tributary of the Mekong. The mouth of the Ruak river is at the Thailand, Thai-Burma border opposite Laos, a spot known as the "Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia), Golden Triangle", a popular tourist destination. Course The Ruak originates within the hills of the Daen Lao Range, Shan State (Burma), and becomes the boundary river between Thailand and Burma at the confluence with the Mae Sai River near the northernmost point of Thailand. It then meanders eastwards until it empties into the Mekong River at Ban Sop Ruak, Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Province. The boundary section of the river is long. See also *Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia) References External linksSome Selected Wetlands in the Mekong River Basin of Thailand
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Mun River
The Mun River ( th, แม่น้ำมูล, , ), sometimes spelled ''Moon River'', is a tributary A tributary, or affluent, is a stream A stream is a body of water (Lysefjord) in Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway,Names in the official and recognised languages: Bokmål Bokmål (, ; literally "book tongue") ... of the Mekong River The Mekong or Mekong River is a trans-boundary river A transboundary river is a river that crosses at least one political border, either a border within a nation or an international boundary. Bangladesh has the highest number of these rive .... It carries approximately of water per year. Geography The river begins in the Khao Yai National Park Khao Yai National Park ( th, อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาใหญ่, , ) is a List of national parks of Thailand, national park in Thailand. Established in 1962 as Thailand's first national park, it is the third larges ... area o ...
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Thailand
Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located at the centre of the Mainland Southeast Asia, Indochinese Peninsula, spanning , with a population of almost 70 million people. It is Template:Borders of Thailand, bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Thailand also shares maritime borders with Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Nominally, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and Parliamentary system, parliamentary democracy; however, in recent history, its government has experienced multiple Coup d'état, coups and periods of military dictatorships. Bangkok is the nation's capital and largest city. Tai peoples migrated from south ...
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Srepok River
The Srepok River ( km, ទន្លេស្រែពក, ; vi, Sông Serepôk) is a major tributary of the Mekong The Mekong or Mekong River is a trans-boundary river A transboundary river is a river that crosses at least one political border, either a border within a nation or an international boundary. Bangladesh has the highest number of these river ... River. It runs from Đắk Lắk Province Đắk Lắk or Daklak () is a province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the ... in the Central Highlands of Vietnam Vietnam ( vi, Việt Nam, ), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,, group="n" is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is the ... through the Ratanakiri Ratanakiri or ...
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Austroasiatic Languages
The Austroasiatic languages , also known as Mon–Khmer , are a large language family A language family is a group of language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, based on speech and gesture (spoken language), Signed language, sign, or often Written language, writing. The structure of languag ... of Mainland Southeast Asia Mainland Southeast Asia, also known as the Indochinese Peninsula or Indochina, is the continental portion of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is the United Nations geoscheme for Asia#South-eastern Asia, southeastern subr ..., also scattered throughout parts of India India, officially the Republic of India (: ), is a country in . It is the by area, the country, and the most populous in the world. Bounded by the on the south, the on the southwest, and the on the southeast, it shares land borders wit ..., Bangladesh Bangladesh (, bn, , ), officially the People's Republic ...
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