Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Fact of the Day: Mekong River

The Mekong is one of the major rivers in Asia, but due to rapids and waterfalls, it can be difficult to sail boats through. Despite this, it still serves as a major trade route between China and Southeast Asia. 

10 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Guess trade wins out

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Mekong" always makes me think of the Vietnam War.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Sami said...

An important river in Asia.

Sakuranko said...

Oh so interesting fact but in the photo doesn´t look like a cute river
xx

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting info to know.

Huggybear said...

There are numerous quality river cruise holiday boats on the Mekong these days. The tour guides are most informative with the history of the river.
Certainly this river has seen/been the site of many epic wars over the centuries. The latest being the Vietnam war where the river banks and forests were obliterated by naplan "war crime" bombing by the Yanks which of course was to not avail to the outcome when the Viet Cong tanks rolled into the US Embassy compound!
The "Palace of Justice" in Nuremberg should have been reopened.....wow what a field day of criminals it would have had to deal with!
Colin

Kirk said...

The movie Apocalypse Now comes to mind, though that river had a fictional name. I've heard it was based on the Mekong though.

Martha said...

Interesting info.

Kay said...

We were in Vietnam a few years ago and I was really surprised at how beautiful and modern it was now. I guess I was still expecting it to be shattered from the war.