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Salween River

The Salween River (also spelt Salwin) rises in Tibet, after which it flows through Yunnan, where it is known as 怒江 (pinyin nu4jiang1). It then meanders through Myanmar and Thailand on its way to emptying in the Andaman Sea by Moulmein[?]. For most of its route the river is of little commercial value, and it passes through deep gorges. However, once entering Burma it spreads into a wide delta that irrigates Burma's agricultural heartland.



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