Done Xao, Laos; is located within the Golden Triangle, across the Mekong river from Thailand shore. During my trip to Chiang Rai, we took a boat ride across to pay visit to the other side of the land.”No passport needed to cross the border by boat.” Although being in such a close proximity to Chiang Rai, Done Xao is in a much poorer state. This place, which look like a marketplace, target tourist are their main source of income. Goods can be bought cheaply here, 1 cartoon of cigarette are sold for just 100 THB. They also sell beer, clothes and “snake whiskey”.