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  • Let’s answer the questions\nWhat is Cambodia’s water festival like? \n\nThese are offerings to show their respect to the boat spirit and water spirit. \n\nYou can see that the Mekong River is closely related to people’s beliefs, traditions, and cultures. An example is the story of naga. \n
  • Let’s answer the questions\nWhat is Cambodia’s water festival like? \n\nThese are offerings to show their respect to the boat spirit and water spirit. \n\nYou can see that the Mekong River is closely related to people’s beliefs, traditions, and cultures. An example is the story of naga. \n
  • Let’s answer the questions\nWhat is Cambodia’s water festival like? \n\nThese are offerings to show their respect to the boat spirit and water spirit. \n\nYou can see that the Mekong River is closely related to people’s beliefs, traditions, and cultures. An example is the story of naga. \n
  • Let’s answer the questions\nWhat is Cambodia’s water festival like? \n\nThese are offerings to show their respect to the boat spirit and water spirit. \n\nYou can see that the Mekong River is closely related to people’s beliefs, traditions, and cultures. An example is the story of naga. \n
  • \nThe naga is a supernatural being, which is very important in many cultures along the Mekong. The naaga decorates temples. \nHere’s the picture of naga. What do think it look like? \nIt looks like a cross between a snake and a dragon. It’s a serpent. \nYou may see nagas in roadside shrines. They are also at the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In Laos and Thailand, nagas are believed to offer protection to travelers and fisherman in the Mekong. \n\n
  • \nThe naga is a supernatural being, which is very important in many cultures along the Mekong. The naaga decorates temples. \nHere’s the picture of naga. What do think it look like? \nIt looks like a cross between a snake and a dragon. It’s a serpent. \nYou may see nagas in roadside shrines. They are also at the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In Laos and Thailand, nagas are believed to offer protection to travelers and fisherman in the Mekong. \n\n
  • \nThe naga is a supernatural being, which is very important in many cultures along the Mekong. The naaga decorates temples. \nHere’s the picture of naga. What do think it look like? \nIt looks like a cross between a snake and a dragon. It’s a serpent. \nYou may see nagas in roadside shrines. They are also at the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In Laos and Thailand, nagas are believed to offer protection to travelers and fisherman in the Mekong. \n\n
  • \nNaga or the serpent king is also mentioned in buddhist folklore. As the lord Buddha went out preaching hisfollowers, the Naga transformed itself and mingled in the ordained disciples and follower, listening to the sermon. After the lord Buddha found out, he told the naga that it could not be ordained into monkhood. Although naga was banded from monkhood, naga continue to stay with the Lord Buddha, protecting him from danger. \nTherefore statue of the Lord Buddha seated on the body of a coiled serpent or naga, protecting him from the rain by the seven hoods of the naga is commonly found in the buddhist sculptures throughout Thailand, temples of Laos and Cambodia. \n\n\n\n\n
  • \nNaga or the serpent king is also mentioned in buddhist folklore. As the lord Buddha went out preaching hisfollowers, the Naga transformed itself and mingled in the ordained disciples and follower, listening to the sermon. After the lord Buddha found out, he told the naga that it could not be ordained into monkhood. Although naga was banded from monkhood, naga continue to stay with the Lord Buddha, protecting him from danger. \nTherefore statue of the Lord Buddha seated on the body of a coiled serpent or naga, protecting him from the rain by the seven hoods of the naga is commonly found in the buddhist sculptures throughout Thailand, temples of Laos and Cambodia. \n\n\n\n\n
  • One of the most famous festivals of Northeastern Thailand along the Mekong River bank is ‘the naga fireballs festival’ It is when thousands of pink and red orbs of light or what local people call ‘the naga fireballs’ rise from the Mekong River in Thailand’s Nong Kai province. \nAnd it happens only once a year, under the full moon of the 11th lunar month in both Thailand and Laos and usually goes for only 1-3 days\nLook a the picture here and you’ll see that a lot of people are waiting to see the fireballs here. \nThis makes people think if this is a superstitions or science?\nThe local people say that nagas made the fireballs. \nAccording to local belief, Nong Khai and other settlements along the Mekong were created by nagas.\nThe legend was later mixed with Buddhist tale. The Lord Buddha went up to heaven during the buddhist lent to visit his mother. When he returned, nagas showed their delight by shooting fireballs into the air.\nBut Manas Kanoksil, who has been observing and studying the fireballs for more than 10 years, said tha the bizarre phenomenon is the combustion of natural gases released from the riverbed.\nThe combustion requires a complete set of perfectly natural occurrences, including the relative positions of the earth, sun and moon. Hence its occurrence on the last night of Buddhist Lent.\nRegardless, the drama continues, and the number of spectators rises annually.\n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • There are various kinds of fishing gears in Southeast Asia. \n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • What kinds of fish are found?\n\n\n
  • The Mekong Giant catfish population has reduced by up to 80% in the last few decades, making it being added into the list of Critically Endangered Species in 2004 by the international Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Fishermen continue to catch and sell the fish. The catch of giant catfish is often incidental and the fishermen wouldn’t report the catch as they are afraid of being fined for catching a protected species.\nStretch of river between Chiang Khong and Chiang Saen in Thailand is almost certainly spawning habitat for Mekong Giant Catfish. Harmful modifications in the area include port construction in chiang Saen and rapids blasting (as part of the Mekong Navigation Improvement Project). \nThe Tonle Sap Lake, the largest floodplain in Southeast Asia, is a rearing ground for Mekong giant catfish. As the forest of the Tole Sap are cleared for firewood and make space for agriculture, the habitat and resource available to the fish decrease. Dams on the Mekong in china may impact the spawning migration of giant cat fish in Thailand and Laos because spawning behavior maybe trigged by water quality of flow. \n\n
  • What kinds of animals are found?\n
  • What kinds of animals are found?\n
  • What kinds of animals are found?\n
  • What kinds of animals are found?\n
  • The Mekong and the Tonle sap are very important to local people as it is the main food source of the people. There are about 1200 species of fish in the Mekong and 500 species are found in the Tonle Sap. Approximately 2.6 millions tons of aquatic life are harvested each year. Flood plain of the Mekong is so important for its productive rice farm. \n
  • The Mekong and the Tonle sap are very important to local people as it is the main food source of the people. There are about 1200 species of fish in the Mekong and 500 species are found in the Tonle Sap. Approximately 2.6 millions tons of aquatic life are harvested each year. Flood plain of the Mekong is so important for its productive rice farm. \n
  • The Mekong and the Tonle sap are very important to local people as it is the main food source of the people. There are about 1200 species of fish in the Mekong and 500 species are found in the Tonle Sap. Approximately 2.6 millions tons of aquatic life are harvested each year. Flood plain of the Mekong is so important for its productive rice farm. \n
  • One more point I’d like to emphasize here is “tourism industry of the Mekong Region” Tourism plays an important part of this region for its beautiful natural resources and cultural richness. At the Siphandone region in Southern Laos, the Irrawaddy Dolphins and the Khone Phapheng Falls are national tourist attractions that sustain a thriving local tourism industry. The sleepy little town of Pon Pisai of Nongkai province and many other places of both Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have become a popular destination for cultural festivities. Festivals such as the Naga fireballs and water festival\n
  • One more point I’d like to emphasize here is “tourism industry of the Mekong Region” Tourism plays an important part of this region for its beautiful natural resources and cultural richness. At the Siphandone region in Southern Laos, the Irrawaddy Dolphins and the Khone Phapheng Falls are national tourist attractions that sustain a thriving local tourism industry. The sleepy little town of Pon Pisai of Nongkai province and many other places of both Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have become a popular destination for cultural festivities. Festivals such as the Naga fireballs and water festival\n
  • One more point I’d like to emphasize here is “tourism industry of the Mekong Region” Tourism plays an important part of this region for its beautiful natural resources and cultural richness. At the Siphandone region in Southern Laos, the Irrawaddy Dolphins and the Khone Phapheng Falls are national tourist attractions that sustain a thriving local tourism industry. The sleepy little town of Pon Pisai of Nongkai province and many other places of both Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have become a popular destination for cultural festivities. Festivals such as the Naga fireballs and water festival\n
  • One more point I’d like to emphasize here is “tourism industry of the Mekong Region” Tourism plays an important part of this region for its beautiful natural resources and cultural richness. At the Siphandone region in Southern Laos, the Irrawaddy Dolphins and the Khone Phapheng Falls are national tourist attractions that sustain a thriving local tourism industry. The sleepy little town of Pon Pisai of Nongkai province and many other places of both Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have become a popular destination for cultural festivities. Festivals such as the Naga fireballs and water festival\n
  • One more point I’d like to emphasize here is “tourism industry of the Mekong Region” Tourism plays an important part of this region for its beautiful natural resources and cultural richness. At the Siphandone region in Southern Laos, the Irrawaddy Dolphins and the Khone Phapheng Falls are national tourist attractions that sustain a thriving local tourism industry. The sleepy little town of Pon Pisai of Nongkai province and many other places of both Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have become a popular destination for cultural festivities. Festivals such as the Naga fireballs and water festival\n
  • Do you know why would traditional style of houses along the mekong be built this way? \nLet’s guess\n\n
  • Every country represented in the Mekong program has one or more distinct languages with beautiful characters or scripts. The following are names of the Mekong River written in five different languages. Guess which one is Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Chinese. Try writing names of each script in your study guide\nIn the space below, try to copy the word for “Mekong” in one of the languages by following the example provide. \n
  • Every country represented in the Mekong program has one or more distinct languages with beautiful characters or scripts. The following are names of the Mekong River written in five different languages. Guess which one is Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Chinese. Try writing names of each script in your study guide\nIn the space below, try to copy the word for “Mekong” in one of the languages by following the example provide. \n
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  • Mekong river part 2

    1. 1. THE MEKONG RIVER Part 2
    2. 2. QUESTIONS: WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE?
    3. 3. QUESTIONS: WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? • Festival of the reversing current from Tonele Sap to Mekong River • Held in November, stop working • Annual boat race • Boat Spirit and River Spirit
    4. 4. QUESTIONS: WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? • Festival of the reversing current from Tonele Sap to Mekong River • Held in November, stop working • Annual boat race • Boat Spirit and River Spirit
    5. 5. QUESTIONS: WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? • Festival of the reversing current from Tonele Sap to Mekong River • Held in November, stop working • Annual boat race • Boat Spirit and River Spirit
    6. 6. QUESTIONS: WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? • Festival of the reversing current from Tonele Sap to Mekong River • Held in November, stop working • Annual boat race • Boat Spirit and River Spirit
    7. 7. THE NAGA
    8. 8. THE NAGA•A super natural being•Serpant•decorates temples•offer protection to travelers and fisherman
    9. 9. THE NAGA•A super natural being•Serpant•decorates temples•offer protection to travelers and fisherman
    10. 10. THE NAGA•A super natural being•Serpant•decorates temples•offer protection to travelers and fisherman
    11. 11. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGANaga = the Serpent Kingwatched the Lord buddha preachingand transformed itself as a disciplebanned from monkhood butcontinue to protect the lord buddhacommon to see a statute of Lordbuddha seated on a coiled serpentwith 7 hoods of naga
    12. 12. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGANaga = the Serpent Kingwatched the Lord buddha preachingand transformed itself as a disciplebanned from monkhood butcontinue to protect the lord buddhacommon to see a statute of Lordbuddha seated on a coiled serpentwith 7 hoods of naga
    13. 13. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGANaga = the Serpent Kingwatched the Lord buddha preachingand transformed itself as a disciplebanned from monkhood butcontinue to protect the lord buddhacommon to see a statute of Lordbuddha seated on a coiled serpentwith 7 hoods of naga
    14. 14. NAGA FIREBALLSuperstitions? or Sciences? • occurs only 1-3 days, end of buddhist lent in both Laos and Thailand • fireballs coming from beneath the Mekong River • Legend- created by naga • Scientific point- combustion of natural gases
    15. 15. NAGA FIREBALLSuperstitions? or Sciences? • occurs only 1-3 days, end of buddhist lent in both Laos and Thailand • fireballs coming from beneath the Mekong River • Legend- created by naga • Scientific point- combustion of natural gases
    16. 16. QUESTION: How do local people fish?
    17. 17. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    18. 18. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    19. 19. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    20. 20. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    21. 21. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    22. 22. QUESTION: How do local people fish? • Traditional fishing gears •Cast net •Gill net •Line net •Scoop net
    23. 23. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?
    24. 24. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    25. 25. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    26. 26. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    27. 27. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    28. 28. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    29. 29. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    30. 30. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?•Black fish (non-migratory) •Climbing Perch •Snake head fish •Air breathing catfish/ broadhead catfish•White fish (Migratory) •Mekong Giant Catfish •Giant River Carp •Siamese Giant Carp
    31. 31. MEKONG GIANT CATFISH population has reduced by 80% Critically endanged Species in 2004 (IUCN) the catch is incidental, unreported Northern Thailand- spawning habitat Tonle Sap- rearing ground
    32. 32. MEKONG GIANT CATFISH population has reduced by 80% Critically endanged Species in 2004 (IUCN) the catch is incidental, unreported Northern Thailand- spawning habitat Tonle Sap- rearing ground
    33. 33. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?
    34. 34. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?Painted storkAgitonPelicanTurtle (softshell turtle)Ottos
    35. 35. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?Painted storkAgitonPelicanTurtle (softshell turtle)Ottos
    36. 36. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?Painted storkAgitonPelicanTurtle (softshell turtle)Ottos
    37. 37. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?Painted storkAgitonPelicanTurtle (softshell turtle)Ottos
    38. 38. QUESTION: What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
    39. 39. QUESTION: What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?• Food security •species and number of fish catch •nutrients from flood plain•Occupation •fisheries, horticulture, rice cultivation•Culture
    40. 40. QUESTION: What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?• Food security •species and number of fish catch •nutrients from flood plain•Occupation •fisheries, horticulture, rice cultivation•Culture
    41. 41. QUESTION: What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?• Food security •species and number of fish catch •nutrients from flood plain•Occupation •fisheries, horticulture, rice cultivation•Culture
    42. 42. TOURISM INDUSTRY
    43. 43. TOURISM INDUSTRYKhone Phapheng FallsIrrawaddy DolphinFestivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
    44. 44. TOURISM INDUSTRYKhone Phapheng FallsIrrawaddy DolphinFestivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
    45. 45. TOURISM INDUSTRYKhone Phapheng FallsIrrawaddy DolphinFestivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
    46. 46. TOURISM INDUSTRYKhone Phapheng FallsIrrawaddy DolphinFestivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
    47. 47. TOURISM INDUSTRYKhone Phapheng FallsIrrawaddy DolphinFestivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
    48. 48. Why would traditional style of houses alongthe Mekong be built this way? (built on stilts)
    49. 49. Why would traditional style of houses alongthe Mekong be built this way? (built on stilts)
    50. 50. LANGUAGE ARTS
    51. 51. LANGUAGE ARTS澜沧แม่น้ําโขง
    52. 52. LANGUAGE ARTS Chinese Cambodian 澜沧 VietnameseThai Laos แม่น้ําโขง
    53. 53. GROUP DISCUSSION•4 groups of 3 students•8 minutes to discuss on…•compare the Mekong with rivers of the US (Mississippi) •Similarities or Differences •Occupation, Culture, Beliefs, animals
    54. 54. Presenting your thoughts •What is your river (Mississippi) like? •Occupation •Culture •Belief •Animals
    55. 55. References http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://tonlesap.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/25/1644221/Mekong-Fishing-net-420x0.jpg http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http://www.britannica.com/ bps/media-view/92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media//21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh=186&hovw= 271&tx=174&ty=97&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0

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