Sustainable and inclusive growth
for the Lancang-Mekong Region

Promoting the Lancang-Mekong Region, comprising of Cambodia, PR China (Guangxi and Yunnan provinces), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam as a single destination.

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Inclusive growth
through collaboration

Endorsed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and aligned with the mandate of the regional collaborative tourism framework


Responsible Tourism
through public private partnerships

Destination Mekong executes targeted projects and initiatives with feedback from the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG)


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Second Mekong Hero Celebrated at 2021 Destination Mekong Summit

Late Co-founder of Phare Cambodian Circus honored 30 November 2021, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong honors late Srey Bandaul from Cambodia as the second Mekong Hero. During its second Summit on 21-22 October, Destination Mekong proudly honored late Srey Bandaul, co-founder of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Cambodia, as its second Mekong Hero.  The ‘Mekong Heroes’ program was introduced in 2020 by Destination Mekong, with the support of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). Every year, it distinguishes one colleague in Mekong tourism who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, influencing the direction of our industry in a positive and creative way. Mekong Heroes…

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Tourist couple cycling Angkor temple Cambodia Ta Keo Eco friendly tourism traveling

The “Experience Mekong Collection” showcases small, responsible, and sustainable travel businesses in the Lancang-Mekong Region.


Every year, six members of the Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) are recognized as Experience Mekong Showcases – one of each country and category showcasing sustainable and inclusive travel in the Lancang-Mekong Region and inspire travelers and businesses.


Mekong Heores are individuals who have made a significant contribution to developing tourism sustainability in the Lancang-Mekong Region. These individual might come from any background – They have in common their vision, commitment, dedication, and passion for the Region.

MIST: Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism 2019.

The Mekong Innovations in Sustainable Tourism (MIST) is a program launched by the Asian Development Bank and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, operated by Destination Mekong. It is the Lancang-Mekong Region’s first travel innovation program.

Mekong Moments is a globally unique and pioneering visual consumer marketing campaign and travel inspirational platform that collaboratively promotes the LMR as a single tourism destination and drives direct business to individual businesses through social commerce.


The Mekong Mini Movie Festival is a unique social media campaign that celebrates the many faces and experiences of the Lancang-Mekong Region and promotes the region as a single tourism destination.

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Destination Mekong organized the Experience Mekong Collection Members…

On June 17, It was a great and interactive call with our Experience Mekong Collection members organized by Destination Mekong. Happy to see how active and engaged our members getting…

Destination Mekong

Destination Mekong was created in 2017 to promote the Lancang-Mekong region, comprising of Cambodia, PR China (Provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam as a single destination to stimulate responsible and sustainable development and investment and drive inclusive growth. We are a public-private partnership framework that initiates and operates regional projects building capacity and fostering healthy and sustainable communities.

The Lancang-Mekong Region


Six Countries - One River - Unlimited Opportunities

The Lancang-Mekong Region (LMR) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong/Lancang River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.

The LMR countries are Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC, specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

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The Lancang-Mekong Countries



Kingdom of wonder

Fisherman of Guilin Li River and Karst mountains Guangxi China


Like never before

Laos country Women farmer bamboo forest


Simply Beautiful

Bagan Myanmar Asia at sunset view from top of a temple


Be enchanted

boat view Wat Arun at sunset Chao Phraya river Famous water landmark travel Bangkok Thailand


Amazing Thailand



Timeless Charm