The Lancang River, also known as the Mekong River, is the most important transnational water system in Asia and the ninth-longest river in the world. The river originates from China and flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is not only a natural link connecting the six countries, but also the cradle for the people along the river to thrive for generations.
With unique natural landscapes and numerous ethnic groups, the six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River boast beautiful scenery, cultural customs, and different cultures. China, one of the “Ancient Civilizations in the World,” has impressive natural landscapes and amazing world heritage sites and is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Myanmar, the Land of Pagodas, is a great place to investigate the history of Buddhism and appreciate Buddhist art. Laos, the Land of a Million Elephants, has great ecological and natural landscapes such as high mountains and dense forests, and is known as the backpackers’ paradise. Thailand, the Land of Thousands of Buddhas, is world-famous for its cultural customs and tropical scenery, and is a famous tourist destination in Asia. Cambodia, with the “Khmer Smile” in its miraculous Angkor monuments, has become a new popular tourist destination in Asia. Vietnam, which is “extremely charming”, is a famous holiday paradise with natural scenery of mountains, forests, rivers and seas and mysterious and romantic folk customs.
The Photo Exhibition “Connecting with China – Discovering the Beauty of the Lancang-Mekong Region” shows the unique tourist scenery and cultural resources of the six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River. It also allows viewers to have a glimpse of the characteristic natural landscapes and folk customs in Chinese provinces such as Qinghai, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, and Fujian, and the Chinese cities from the Lancang-Mekong Tourist City Cooperation Alliance such as Nanning, Guangzhou, Changsha, and Xiamen. The exhibition brings you the beauty in ecology, humanity, and vitality of the countries along the Lancang-Mekong River and allows you to experience their cultures of treating each other on an equal footing, helping each other sincerely, and being as close as one family.