Mekong River part 2

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Mekong River part 2

  1. 1. THE MEKONG RIVER
  2. 2. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  3. 3. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  4. 4. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  5. 5. WHAT IS WATER FESTIVAL LIKE? Festival of reversing current from Tonle Sap to Mekong River Held in November People stop working Annual boat race Boat spirit and river spirit
  6. 6. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  7. 7. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  8. 8. A super natural being Serpant Decorate temples Offer protection to travelers and fisherman THE NAGA
  9. 9. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  10. 10. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  11. 11. BUDDHIST TALES OF NAGA Naga- the Serpent King Watched the Lord Buddha preaching and transformed itself as a disciple Banned from monkshood but continue to protect the Lord Buddha Statue of Lord Buddha seated on a coiled Serpent with 7 hoods of naga
  12. 12. NAGA FIREBALL Superstitions? 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
  13. 13. NAGA FIREBALL Superstitions? 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
  14. 14. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  15. 15. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  16. 16. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  17. 17. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  18. 18. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  19. 19. QUESTION: How do local people fish? Traditional Fishing Gears Cast net Gil net Line net Scoop net
  20. 20. QUESTION: What kinds of fish are found?
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  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. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found?
  31. 31. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  32. 32. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  33. 33. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  34. 34. QUESTION: What kinds of animals are found? Painted stork Agiton Pelican Turtle (softshell turtle) Ottos
  35. 35. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  36. 36. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  37. 37. What is the importance of the the Mekong and the Tonle Sap to local people?
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. TOURISM INDUSTRY
  40. 40. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  41. 41. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  42. 42. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  43. 43. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  44. 44. TOURISM INDUSTRY Khone Phapheng Falls Irrawaddy Dolphin Festivals Naga fireballs of Thailand and Laos Water festival of Cambodia
  45. 45. Why would traditional style of houses along the Mekong be built this way?
  46. 46. LANGUAGE ARTS
  47. 47. LANGUAGE ARTS แม่น้ําโขง 澜沧江
  48. 48. LANGUAGE ARTS แม่น้ําโขง 澜沧江 Chinese Cambodian Vietnamese Thai Laotian
  49. 49. GROUP DISCUSSION
  50. 50. GROUP DISCUSSION Group of 3 students 8 minutes to discuss on... Compare the Mekong with rivers of the US (Mississippi) Similarities or Differences Occupation, Culture, Beliefs, and animals
  51. 51. PRESENTING YOUR THOUGHTS What is your river like? Occupation Culture Belief Animals
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