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Border land

Interesting to watch life near a border and all the action that goes on. In the middle of the bridge you can see how the cars and bikes changes sides. Good as a part of a trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting to watch life near a border and all the action that goes on. In the middle of the bridge you can see how the cars and bikes changes sides. Good as a part of a trip but don't go here just to see the border as it's quite a trip from chiang rai or mai.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Its famous for its market..but everything here is just the same stuff you can get anywhere in Bangkok. ..and at the same price. Beside seeing the gate and taking few pics as you hit the border...there's nothing more to it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I did not cross the border due to visa costs but our guide took us to a lovely area where we could get a fantastic view over Burma while eating ice cream and admiring some temples. a nice relaxing afternoon in the sun with great views and no hassle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Border Gate on the thai side is fairly high and ornate. It is painted light blue with a sloping deep blue roof. The blue color sort of blends in with the sky beyond on a clear day. For a purely functional building, the gate is fairly ornate. The area around the gate has a lot of souvenir shops (make... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Just by people watching, it brings many stories into your head. Honestly if they had little cafes on the way between the 2 customs, I could sit there all day. Then again, over at Thailand of the border, do be careful when you are shopping for gemstones. Not everyone is exactly what they are suppose to be. Buy within your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The border IS Mae Sai. Mae Sai is an interesting town, with the small creek seperating it from Myanmar. As you walk along the border area you can see people on either side, living close to the water. So walk across the official border crossing at Mae Sai to Tachilek - it's an interesting experience - and visit the market... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you're in the area, the gate into Myanmar is worth the visit. Not because it's beautiful or even picturesque, but it is the most northern part of Thailand and it's the main road into Myanmar. The township is really quaint and is very clean and tidy (other than the creek dividing the two countries). There are many tourist shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We crossed the border and visited the Peace Golden Land Nunnery. We were able to go inside and listen to the female nuns chant. It was a very interesting experience. We rented a 3 wheel scooter taxi that drove us to the market and some of the local streets. We spent about an hour viewing things in thd border town.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

... and only a few steps away of Myanmar. We stopped here on our way to the Golden Triangle. Geographically an interesting point - were surprised about the number of cars / people going crossing the board on a daily basis for work / business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Spending 500 baht, we got a one-time visa at the Burmese Immigration Office. The officers were very friendly. They even allowed us to take a picture inside the office as we saw the clocks displaying Burmese time and Thai time with a 30 minute time difference. They asked if we would return the same day and thus we didn't need... More 

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