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Address: Mae Sai, Thailand
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Most northern of Thailand

o Worth some photos. (Otherwise, nothing much.) o Thailand flags and Myanmar flags at the side of the bridge that marks where their territory stops. o Lots of souvenirs. (80... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

o Worth some photos. (Otherwise, nothing much.) o Thailand flags and Myanmar flags at the side of the bridge that marks where their territory stops. o Lots of souvenirs. (80% China products) - One of the reason to come to the Mae Sai border. x Tacky border gate. i. Came with a one-day tour for a brief visit and photo... More 

Thank Lejen S
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hi guys, for everyone who will be crossing the border in Mae Sai: If you will be on the Myanmar side and you will be looking for place to eat DON'T GO to Valentine & Nine Nine, which is near the border. There are no prices in the menu and the waiters will rip you off, they will give you... More 

Thank Ginia R
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically, if u plan to just visit, do not miss Mae Sai border town (its where the Border Gate is). Its the 'Most Northern Part of Thailand'. Good to take some selfies and say 'I have been there'. Else its just a small immigration building. Do not attempt to cross via motorbike (Don't ask me why, I have no idea).... More 

Thank CaseyOng2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More picturesque than many border crossings, being a bridge over untroubled waters - though the immediate area is pretty shoddy, nicer views of the river are short walks away. Markets on both sides of the bridge have a variety of goods for sale. Many are fakes and copies.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Getting across the border ainto Myanmar is fairly easy as most people won't need a visa (check with your government/gov website). After going through immigration you can walk around the border town of Techilik or take a guided tour in a tuk tuk. Our guide Slim took us around and described how the local military has removed some of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We came to Mae Sai to cross the boarder into Tachileik as part of a day tour. The tour guide came with us over the boarder. We hired a tuk-tuk on the other side for 300bt which bought us to a few places of interest. If you cross the boarder on your own there are loads of tuk-tuk drivers for... More 

Thank LouOReilly
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It is just another border and the traffic around is crazy. Lots of markets, but we did not bother stopping. Went straight on to the Golden Triangle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's easy and friendly most of the time. Definitely worth to go over the border to Myanmar - which isn't really a true representation of beautiful Myanmar. However it's fascination in both border towns, the different types of people, transport, culture, market and temples. I caught a few good photos from both sides of the border through people watching. I... More 

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Madelia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was passing through Mae Sai, so I stopped there. Not worth going if you're not on your way to somewhere else or making a visa run. (I mean, what do you expect it's just a border :))

Thank Lisa M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank peberpigen

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