from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river of southeast Asia flowing about 4,183 km (2,600 mi) from southeast China to the South China Sea through a vast delta in southern Vietnam. The delta, a major rice-growing area, was the scene of heavy fighting during the Vietnam War.
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- proper n. A river of southeast Asia that flows about 4,183 km (2,600 miles) from Tibet to the South China Sea in Vietnam.
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- n. an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
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Claims Diver with Submarine service, SEAL TEAM 2 in Mekong in '65 before being captured and held 17 months.
The Mekong is currently endangered and the new dams in Cina ain't helping them at all.
On a boat crew in Mekong delta and other assorted assignments into the 80\'s, active duty and as a reservist.
The Mekong is so much bigger as to make those river scenes just absurd.
Don Det – an island on the Mekong where we stayed in the cheapest place of our whole trip ($1. 50USD/night for a bungalow) but it had a fantastic view over the Mekong from the hammock on the balcony. the people – so friendly the boat trip from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw.
Vin Trang was one of the two men known as the Mekong brothers.
A few seconds later, she announced, This is the Phoenix calling the Mekong.
About twenty years later the French settled themselves in Tonking by the same ways and means, and between Tonking and Siam, in another small kingdom called the Mekong valley, a similar dispute arose, as both the Siamese and the Annamite king claimed feudal right in this area.
Cruising the Mekong is a smooth and cool way to see, hear, feel and enjoy the vibrant river markets, tribal life, ancient temples.
Flood toll climbs in Vietnam Vietnam VIETNAM'S worst flooding in more than a decade has killed 34 people, mostly children, in the country's in southern Mekong Delta region.