Minimize Mekong River, Laos

This Flock-1 image, acquired on 6 September 2015, shows part of the Mekong River between Laos (left) and Thailand (right).

This part of the river serves as a natural border between the two countries and stretches out through six countries, from China, through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where it empties into the South China Sea.

The river is an important route for trade between China and southeast Asia but due to waterfalls and rapids along the river it can be a hazardous route to take.

The colour of the river as seen in this picture is due to the high quantities of silt swept along by the river's current, which aids agriculture along the river's route.

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Credit: Planet Labs Inc. 2015 - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team

Mekong River

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