Tana rapids, Khong Chiam, Northeast Thailand

Tana rapids, Khong Chiam, Northeast Thailand

Tana rapids, Khong Chiam, Northeast Thailand


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Around 60 kilometres to the east of Ubon Ratchathani at the confluence of the Moon and Mekong rivers ,Khong Chiam offers a quiet escape from the big smoke of Ubon Ratchathani.

The point where the two rivers meet is known as the Mae Nam Song Si or 'Two Colour River'. Sure enough, depending on the season, flow and heights of the two rivers, a slight difference in colour is evident from the river's bank due to the differing sediment levels in the Moon and Mekong Rivers.

From Khong Chiam boats can be arranged to whisk you out to the colour changing point. The best time of the year to see the differing colours is between March and May -- we don't recommend this boat trip during rainy season (June-October), as the rivers lose contrast from the murky water.

Boats may also be arranged across the Mekong from Khong Chiam to the Lao side of the river to visit ... Read our complete Khong Chiam travel guide

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