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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a river in western Thailand. Length, 480 km; basin area, about 30,000 sq km. The river originates on the western slopes of the Tanen Taunggyi. The upper and middle course of the Mae Klong flows through mountain rapids; its lower course passes through the Menam Lowland. The river flows into the Gulf of Thailand in the South China Sea, forming a marshy delta. The river floods during the summer rains. The Mae Klong is connected by channels and navigable canals with the Menam Chao Phraya. The Mae Klong is navigable in its lower course. The river’s waters are used for irrigation. The cities of Kanchanaburi and Rat Buri are located on the Mae Klong.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The boat ride on the Mae Klong River
in central Thailand was billed as a firefly cruise, but there was no sign of the blinking bugs a half-hour into our nighttime ride.
This pristine sandbar, accessible by boat, is located in the mouth of Mae Klong River
. It is well known for the plentiful razor clams caught there during low tide.
On November 9 her remains were found in a suitcase weighed down by rocks in the Mae Klong River
in Kanchanaburi, 70 miles south of Bangkok.
The pictures, taken in January 1945 by the RAF, show the two bridges built by the Japanese - using labour from Tamarkan camp - which spanned the Mae Klong river
(later renamed Kwa Yai).
bomber crews from the US 458th Heavy Bombardment Group ..." destroyed the original bridge [over the Mae Klong River
, not the Kwai] in 1945.
Yukhonporn returned home to find her husband had vanished and there were bloodstains on the floor of a terrace facing the Mae Klong river
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