Bueng Khong Long
Bueng Khong Long is an ecotourism attraction and a large source of fresh water. The reservoir is narrow and long with an area of 8,064 rai and the average water depth of 0.05-1.0 metre. The water origin of Bueng Khong Long came from water from Phu Wua and Phu Langka. Formerly, it was a narrow stream flowing into Lam Huai Hi and going into the Songkhram River and finally to the Mekong River. In 1977, His Majesty the King initiated the project of the reservoir for agriculture to the Irrigation Department to implement, which was completed in 1980. In 1982, it was announced to be the Bueng Khong Long Non-hunting Area and registered as the World’s Wetland of International Importance No. 1,098 in 2001. The area covers more than 22 square kilometres with 13 km. long and 2 km. wide. The reservoir is a habitat of varieties of aquatic animals and plants including the rare Mekong Bumblebee Goby. More than 100 species of waterfowls are found. Also, it is a habitat of more than 30 kinds of migrating birds in the winter along the migration route of the Eastern Asia Flyway; for example, lesser whistling duck, garganey, plumed egret, little egret, and tailed jacana. For further details, please call Tel. 08 1954 8990. To get there: From Bueng Kan downtown, follow Highway No. 222, and make a turn to Highway No. 2036 passing Amphoe Seka, Bueng Khong Long will be on the left.