The Mun River in the dry season at Ubon Ratchathani
|- left||Chi River|
|- right||Dom Noi River|
|- elevation||530 m (1,739 ft)|
|- elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
|Length||900 km (559 mi)|
|Basin||119,180 km2 (46,016 sq mi)|
|Discharge||for Mekong River, Ubon Ratchathani|
|- average||725 m3/s (25,603 cu ft/s)|
|- max||10,015 m3/s (353,676 cu ft/s)|
The Mun River (Thai: แม่น้ำมูล, RTGS: Maenam Mun, IPA: [mɛ̂ːnáːm muːn]), sometimes spelled Moon River, is a tributary of the Mekong river. It carries approximately 26 cubic kilometres of water per year.
The river begins in the Khao Yai National Park area of the Sankamphaeng Range, near Nakhon Ratchasima in the northeast (Isan) of Thailand. It flows east through the Khorat Plateau in southern Isan (Buriram, Surin and Sisaket provinces) for 466 miles (750 km), until it joins the Mekong at Khong Chiam in Ubon Ratchathani. The Moon River's main tributary is the Chi River, which joins it in Kanthararom district of Sisaket province.
Thanks to the Andy Williams hit song, the Mun River was called 'Moon River' by U.S. Air Force personnel stationed at Ubon Ratchathani airbase during the Vietnam War. The spelling is still fairly common.
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