Davidfl;255096 wrote: 1st APRIL 2010. On the way back from Vietnam.
ROUTE 211 Nong Khai - Chiang Khan.
Hot 'n dry & little water in the 'Khong.
The Don Chan Palace hotel, from Sri Chiang Mai.
FURTHER DOWNSTREAM & The 500 baht question - where is this / taken from?
Chiang Khan & the "dry" Kaeng Khut Ku rapids
where are the rapids?
The beach upstream from the rapids
Chiang Khong February 2017
The bridge downstream from Pak Ing
A timeless village water life
On the 5th Feb they had a small protest in Chiang Khong against the (Chinese) proposed blasting of all the river rapids & rocks between Chiang Saen & Chiang Khong
Riverside village elders conducted a spirit ceremony to bless the Mekong.
There was loads of info (in Thai) on the value of saving the Mekong rocks & rapids.
One excellent chart listed all the different species of fauna & fish that inhabited the various sections of the river & the list is truly amazing.
There was plenty of media coverage
The finale for the day
Some media articles on the proposed destruction of the river rocks & rapids.
Mekong projects must take impact on environment into account - The Nation
The soul of the Mekong is in serious trouble
Tom Fawthrop's excellent article
Mekong in crisis: Thailand plans to blast isles in the river to make way for Chinese cargo boats
Tom's Eureka Film on the Mekong dams