Journey Down the Mekong
Part 3 Chatting with a girl Groud one
The next day the travelers see a girl (G) walking along the road. Wang Kun (WK) speaks to her.
/>WK: Hello! G: Hello! Are you travelers? WK : Yes, We’re travelling along the Mekong River. We’ve been all through China and now we’re going to follow the river th rough Laos. G: I’m Laotian. The Mekong’s our most important river. Did you know that it appears on our national flag? WK :Really?
G: Yes. We use the river for washing, fishing and transporting things around the country. We’d be lost without it. It’s better tha n a road.
WK : Well, no wonder I’ve seen boats going up and down –they’re transporting goods and people. G: Yeah. We call it “the sea of Laos” although we’re not near the sea. It’s because the water is as useful to us as the sea. WK : How interesting! In Tibet the river’s called “the water of the rocks”. Both names tell us a lot about the river, don’t they? G: Yes, they do. Watch out for the temples, caves and a waterfall along the river. WK :Wow! Can we sleep by the river?
G: Yes, of course you can. There are many small villages long the river. You can stay there if you wish.
WK: Thanks a lot.
The main idea of the article
The next day, Wang Kun speaks to a Laotian girl. Through the girl said,they know the importance of the Mekong River in Laos.
The Wat Xieng Thong is the most magnificent(宏伟的) temple in Luang Prabang.
Khone Falls is the largest waterfall on the Mekong River and it is also the world's largest flow falls. It located in the south of the border with laos.
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