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The Mekong is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia. It is the world's twelfth longest river and the seventh longest in Asia.

Its estimated length is 4,350 km and it drains an area of 795,000 km2, discharging 475 km3 of water annually.

From the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Just before it enters Vietnam, the Bassac River is the first and main distributary of the Mekong. This marks the beginning of the Mekong Delta.

Then, in the deep south of Vietnam the Bassac and the main Mekong splits up in a delta of countless arms, including the Mỹ Tho River, the Ba Lai River, the Hΰm Luτng River, and the Cổ Chiκn River.

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THIS PICTURE was shot from a slow boat on one of the many Mekong waterways near Can Tho, in the deep south of the country.

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