The Mekong River

The Mekong River is Southeast Asia’s biggest river in length, water volume and catchment area. But, above all, it’s the river with the largest biodiversity in Asia. There are still animals who are not yet discovered. The Mekong also hosts the most greatest sweetwater fish on earth; among them the Giant Catfish and a huge sweetwater stingray with a wingspan of 4.30m, what is half the length of a bus.

The Mekong is also home of a few last couples of Irrawaddy Dolphins, a sweetwater dolphin who lived in the past in numbers up to thousands in the river.

Sourcing in the majestic glacier world of the Tibetan Plateau in 5,000m altitude, the Mekong River makes his way over more than 4,800km through south China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and south Vietnam, where it meets the South China Sea.

Fisheries catch annually 2.6 million tons of fish out of the river, what feeds about 65 million people in Southeast Asia. The magnificent’s rivers landscapes invite to a journey along the stream.

Pay a visit to the Mekong River


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