This picture shows Thailand in the south, Burma in the upper left, and Laos to the right. We took a cruise along the Mekong, and visited a small tourist island that's technically part of Laos, but is visitable without a Laotian visa. It exists only to sell souvenirs, like snake whiskey
, to tourists like me. And it works! In addition to a small bottle of snake whiskey, I bought a few knickknacks too.
The Golden Triangle is the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers, creating the boundaries between Thailand, Laos, and Burma.