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Address: Mae Sai, Thailand

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Ornate Border Gate

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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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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New Providence, New Jersey
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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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Zurich
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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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Hong Kong
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Definitely a shame to have travelled all this way just to sit at a coffee shop and have a smoke. Part of my motorcycle trip got me and two friends here briefly to stand behind the fence and watch the border crossing. We all wondered what happens when you swim over the narrow river? From here to Chiang Khong about... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The entry procedure is relatively easy but currently costs you 500 THB. So if you only want to go there because of shopping you better save yourself the hassle and get what you need at the Mae Sai market as you only pay about 10% more if at all! Funny note: After you´ve passed customs on either side you have... More 

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Stockton on Tees
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

To us in the UK there is an element of mystery about Myanamar so going right up to the border has a sense of the exotic. One can see over the border- a small nondescript stream. The Thai side is full of bustle with many crossing the border for cheaper priced and higher quality. Interestingly no sign of any currency... More 

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