Mun River

Mountains and rivers in Isaan

Mouth of the Mun in the Mekong

The Mun ( Thai: แม่น้ำ มูล ) is a river in Isaan (Thailand ) and the largest tributary of the Mekong River with an average of 725 m³ / s Its catchment area covers about 69,700 km ² and is located in the provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Roi Et, Surin, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani. Here you will find numerous plant and animal species: more than 50 species of birds, more than 100 fish species and 7 species of plants.

It rises in the Sankambeng Heights in the Khao Yai National Park near Nakhon Ratchasima and then it flows east through the southern Isan ( Buriram ) as far as 673 kilometers in Khong Chiam in Ubon Ratchathani province flows into the Mekong. Near the confluence is also the controversial Pak Mun dam.

The largest tributary of the Mun is the chi, which combines with the Mun in the province of Si Saket district Kanthararom.

At the upper reaches of the Mun developed in about the 7th century, a small kingdom called Canasapura. During the Vietnam War, the Moon of on the airfield Ubon Ratchathani USAF soldiers as " Moon River " (Moon River ) was known.