The Lancang River in two colors

Originating in the Tanggula Mountain in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the Lancang River runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

As the seventh longest river in Asia, the Lancang River is a major trade route between China and Southeast Asia. During the rainy season, the section of the river in Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province bisects into two different colors. On the one side, the water is clear and green and on the other muddy and yellow.

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(Cover image via VCG. Video filmed by Guo Yuanheng, edited by Zhao Ying.)

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