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Views: 240 Description: The Mekong River is the world's tenth largest river and Asia's seventh biggest river which stretches from the Tibetan Plateau through China's Yunnan province before passing through Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.The Mekong River has an estimated length of 4,909 km's (3067 miles) draining an area of 795,000 square km's (125,004 square miles).
Mekong River travel in Thailand occurs all over the eastern portion of the country, beginning in the north where the Golden Triangle and the lovely cities of Chang Mai and Chang Rai are located all the way to the south where it flows into the Mekong RIver in Cambodia. The Upper Mekong River Thailand in the north provides perhaps the most fascinating and diverse part of the river basin. Here it is mountainous and is the homeland for several ethnic peoples called Hill Tribes.
In this video Mom and Dad take an early morning ride with me and Dan on the Mekong River to the Golden Triangle (where Laos, Burma, and Thailand meet. We also meet some hilltribe people, and look at native crafts in Northern Thailand taken around 1987 Mom was cold with the wind whipping around her as we sped up the river. You can hear me talking a little Thai on the tape hehe,
This is a continuing part of my family history preservation project of converting my many old videos for everyone to enjoy.....