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When it comes to Mekong River, the best time to travel Mekong Delta, where is the Mekong River located on a map, which are touristy places and things to do in Mekong delta are common questions about this site.

About Mekong River

According to the Encyclopedia of Wikipedia, Mekong River originates from Thanh Hai (China) at the altitude of 5,224 meters above sea level. Being one of the world’s great river system, this river has its origin in China, flows through Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Mekong River ranks 12th in the world in the length of 4,880 km and ranks the 10th in the world in the water volume (with 475 million m³ in the annual flow). Nearly half the length of this river flows in Chinese territory. The next part of the river, stretching about 200 km, forms the natural borders between Myanmar and Laos; Laos and Thailand. That is the nice answer to the question “where is the Mekong River located on a map”.

Touristy places and things to do in Mekong River

Flowing through 6 nations in Asia, the Mekong River has made many attractive tourist destinations in those countries.

When the Mekong River flows through Cambodia, it has made a contribution to forming Tonlé Sap Lake – the largest natural lake in Southeast Asia. It is a system combination of large lake and river in Siem Reap. Located only 25km from Siem Reap city center, it takes just 30 minutes by car. This lake plays an important role in regulating water for Mekong River in Southeast Asia mainland. The floating villages of the friendly residents living in Tonlé Sap Lake have many beautiful houses, schools, churches, and pagodas. That is its unique beauty to attract many travelers. Chong Khneas, Kampong Phluk, Kampong Khleang, Prek Toal are some of the famous floating villages in Tonlé Sap Lake, which is worth to take a visit.

In Vietnam, the Mekong river is named “Cuu Long River”. When coming to Vietnam, it flows into two parallel branches: Tien River and Hau River. From the Vietnam- Cambodia border to the South China Sea, it is about 230 km in length. This river has been listed as the destination worth to visit by Travel + Leisure Magazine and Lonely Planet. Busy floating markets, fresh fruit orchards, nature reserve are popular touristy places captivating a large number of tourists when traveling Vietnam.

Can Tho, Ca Mau, Tien Giang – kingdom of tropical fruits, An Giang – paradise in flood season, Dong Thap – land of lotus are highlights of tourism map of Mekong Delta. Each area and each tourist attractions of Mekong Delta will certainly bring visitors plenty of interesting and unique experience.

With the above information we shared, hope that travelers will have an overview about Mekong Delta as well as where is the Mekong River located in a map and it will be helpful for your travel plan in this amazing river.