Mekong River Source Maps, Qinghai, China


This map shows the general location of the Mekong source with respect to Tibet, the towns of Yushu and Zadoi and the Yellow and Yangtze rivers on the Tibetan Plateau. Map from Japanese Alpine News, No. 1, 2001, drawn by Tomatsu Nakamura of the Japanese Alpine Club.


This map shows the spiritual sources of the Mekong (Lungmug, Zanarigen, Zaxiqiwa), the sources erroneously identified in 1894 (Lungmug), 1994 (Rupsa) and 1999 (Jifu), and the source first identified in 1994 and made official in 1999 (Lasagongma). Map from Japanese Alpine News, No. 1, 2001, drawn by Tomatsu Nakamura of the Japanese Alpine Club.


This map shows the relative proximity of the 1994 Japanese location, the 1994 Chinese location and the 1999 Liu team location to the 1999 official location (Dexiang team) of the source of the Mekong. Map drawn by Tomatsu Nakamura of the Japanese Alpine Club.


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