located along the Mekong River. Neighboring provinces include Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, and Mukdahan. To the east it borders Salavan of the Country of Laos. The name, Amnat Charoen, is a concatenation of อำนาจ ("authority, power") and เจริญ ("prosperous"). It is an area of great natural beauty, featuring a reservoir, the Mekong River, and unspoiled forests and mountains. Amidst this setting are many old temples ...