The Mekong River is one of the most magnificent waterways all over the world. This river links 6 different countries in the course of over 5000 km. In fact, Mekong River creates many beautiful landscapes, from verdant and jungle-covered banks to inundated rice paddies.

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Where is the Mekong River Located?

Before having a Mekong River cruise tour, do you ever wonder where is the Mekong River located? According to the Wikipedia, Mekong River takes its source from Thanh Hai (China) in the height of 5,224 meters above sea level. This river flows through Laos, Thailand, Vietnam,  Myanmar, China, and Cambodia. This is one of the great river systems in the world. In addition, the Mekong River ranks 12th about the length of 4,880 km and the 10th in the water reserve with the annual flow of 475 million m³ in the world. Nearly half the length of Mekong Delta River flows through China. The other part of the river which stretches about 200 km produces the natural borders between Laos and Myanmar as well as Thailand and  Laos. That is all about the question “where is the Mekong River located”.

Nowadays, the Mekong River is considered as the bloodline of Southeast Asia, which provides the wealth of biodiversity in the regions. This is very important to the life of people in the rural parts of the Mekong River Basin.

What to do in Mekong River?

Where do you have to go to take maximum advantage of this river? With its international scale size, there are a lot of places that you can come and see the beauty of  Mekong River. You can also take a cruise in Mekong Delta Adventure Tour to admire the whole river in one trip. A cruise in Mekong River is the best way to see plenty of points by the waterway. This is an ideal transport for fully enjoying your vacation to the Mekong Delta. You not only get the unique advantage points of the most beautiful sites in the river, but also have high-quality meals and accommodations which are provided on the yacht. Tourists should remember that Vietnam and Cambodia are the most famous places in the Mekong River.

Mekong River in Laos

Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the countries that tourists want to visit when they want to take their time to admire the Mekong River. Among the numerous locations in Vietnam group tour, floating markets are the attractive tourist destinations. These unique commercial centers are chaotic and charming and offer travelers the opportunity to witness the entirely different life. Some of the most well-known floating markets are Cai Rang and Cai Be. The Binh Than weaving village is also located along Mekong River. This is an ideal place to stop for a day to enjoy the taste of authentic riverside life.

If you are full of energetic, you can hire a bicycle in the day and take a ride along the river's banks. This activity allows you to close and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural scenery. When riding, you can stop freely to capture the beautiful photos, spot some wildlife or just to stand there and watch your stunning surroundings. Along the way to explore, there is no doubt when you hear the traditional folk songs through the air and look for fruits that you may want to try.

After experiencing the rural areas along Vietnam- a part of the Mekong River, you will stop at the bustling Ho Chi Minh City . Let try the delicious street food here, visit the Cu Chi tunnels bringing the historical symbol and check out the attractive War Remnants Museum before you go back on your yacht and visit somewhere new.

Mekong River tour

Cambodia

Reaching and entering the border into Cambodia will bring a completely new world along the Mekong River. Here, you will be able to explore the banks of the river but there are the distinct differences between Cambodia and Vietnam. For those who are getting started, Cambodia still has the visible characteristics about the oppressive regime of Pol Pot. The other reason is that this country is less developed than the neighbours. However, there is plenty of things to see and surprise when you visit this country.

One of the features of Cambodia is the abundance of Khmer artisans which can be found in the towns and villages along Mekong River. You will not be disappointed when going there. You might also want to stand in the striking Buddhist temples – even if it’s just to avoid the heat.

Besides, a trip to the capital is a must-do in Cambodia but Phnom Penh is extremely different to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. This city is certainly no less interesting. Check out everything in this beautiful city before continuing to explore the stunning Tonle Sap Lake.


It is undeniable that Mekong River is a worthy destination to visit when tourist travel to Vietnam. If you want to know more information about Vietnam group tour, feel free to contact us via our website. Share it if it is useful to you. Have a great trip!