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The mighty Mekong river tussles with tourism

The Mekong is one of the world's great rivers beginning near the high Tibetan plateau, flowing through much of South East Asia and emptying into the South China Sea.

But while the Buddhists of the region consider the river sacred, its strategic location means it is facing commercial pressures -- including from tourism.

Can the mighty Mekong river draw tourists as well as preserve its traditional cultures?

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