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Along the Salween River

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The Salween River is one of the rivers in the Three Parallel Rivers area in South China. Is about 2,800 kilometers long and has a drainage area of 324,000 square kilometers. It flows from the Tibetan plateau to Myanmar and Thailand and is called Nujiang (怒江) in Chinese, Thanlwin in Burmese and Salawin in Thai.


The Salween's source is in the Tanggula Mountains, Tibet Autonomous Region. It flows across the Tibet and Yunnan, where it parallels the Chinese border with northeastern Myanmar. Further downstream, it forms the Myanmar-Thailand boundary for about 120 kilometres (75 mi). In Thailand, it flows across Salween National Park and again enters Myanmar. It finally empties into the Andaman Sea at Moulmein.


  • China
    • Bingzhongluo (丙中洛), Scenic area, First turn on Nu river
    • Maji village (马吉乡)
    • Lumadeng village (鹿马登乡)
    • Fugong (副贡)
    • Liuku city (六库镇), Lushui county (泸水县)
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand

Get in[edit]


  • First turn on Nu river (怒江第一湾), Bingzhongluo Scenic area in north of Three Parallel Rivers National Park


Chinese part

  • Road S228, along the river from Liuku to Bingzhongluo northern
  • Road S230, along the river from Liuku to south
  • Crossing National road 56 (Hangrui Highway); going from Baoshan city, later connect to road G320

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