The Mekong River originates on the northeast slopes of Tangla Mountain, Qinghai Province, China.
Many people have seen in movies and TV plays that there is a river called Mekong River in our southwest neighbor. Which country does the Mekong River originate from? Let’s get to know.
The Mekong River is an important transnational water system in Asia, with basins including China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The Lancang River in China is the upper reaches of the Mekong River, and the lower delta is in Vietnam. Because there are nine outlets from Vietnam to the South China Sea, it is called the Jiulong River.
There are many tributaries in the source area of the Mekong River. There are about 400 tributaries just in the upper reaches of Zaaqu and Ganasong.
The main stream valley of the Mekong River is wide and has many curves, entering the low lands through the Confucius Waterfall in Laos, after meeting the Tonrisa River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and entering the Vietnam Delta.
With an annual discharge of 475 billion cubic meters, the Mekong River ranks first among all the rivers in Southeast Asia. The main sources of water supply for rivers are watershed precipitation and meltwater from snowcapped mountains.