Rivers of Our Time Mekong River Thailand
The Mekong River is deeply revered in Southeast Asia. This program takes a look at the river and the people who live along it. The Mekong has great religious significance for her people—for it is with the blessings of the Naga King, ruler of the Mekong, that their catch is in abundance and their lives are safe from the perils of the unknown when out in the uncertainty of the river. Locals celebrate their reverence for the Naga King through the Okk Pan Saa Festival which culminates in the appearance of the Naga fireballs that surface from the mythical river every year.