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Khong Chiam

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Khong Chiam is near the confluence of the muddy red Mekong and the indigo-blue Mun rivers, which creates the phenomenon of the maenam song si or “two-colored river.” The differing colors of the rivers derive from the amounts of sand and clay suspended in their waters. Scenic views are offered from the bank at Wat Khong Chiam, and boat trips out to the confluence point itself allow a full appreciation of the blend of colored waters, clearest in April. It is also pos sible to cross from Khong Chiam to the Lao town on the opposite side of the river, but this cannot be used by travelers as an official crossing point into Laos. Visitors to Khong Chiam can also watch traditional conical fish traps being made out of wicker

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