Chiang Khong is located on the Thai side of the Mekong River, across from Huay Xai in northern Laos. For generations, local people from both sides have relied on the Mekong for food – including fisheries and river bank agriculture – as well as tourism and transportation. As 11 hydropower projects are currently planned for the mainstream of the lower Mekong alone, this all may change.

Chiang Khong is located on the Thai side of the Mekong River, across from Huay Xai in northern Laos. For generations, local people from both sides have relied on the Mekong for food – including fisheries and river bank agriculture – as well as tourism and transportation. As 11 hydropower projects are currently planned for the mainstream of the lower Mekong alone, this all may change.