The unique ecosystems of the Mekong River, flowing between Chiang Khong and Huay Xai, include rapids, islets, rocky areas, and sandy river beaches. The Chinese government plans to clear rapids and islets from the Mekong River to allow ships carrying up to 500 tons to travel from southern China to Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.

The unique ecosystems of the Mekong River, flowing between Chiang Khong and Huay Xai, include rapids, islets, rocky areas, and sandy river beaches. The Chinese government plans to clear rapids and islets from the Mekong River to allow ships carrying up to 500 tons to travel from southern China to Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.