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Address: Mae Sai, Thailand

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

... 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was interesting to visit this border if only for a very large street market. The Thai Baht is the strong currency here and a real mix of indigenous peoples are found on the street.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Going across into Myanmar (Tachilek) is something I would definitely recommend if you are in the area. As of the writing of this review you no longer need to have a visa in advance, you don't need to leave your passport with the staff at the immigration and it's incredibly quick and easy crossing. Once you get across you are... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were very disappointed by the Thai staff. After leaving Myanmar, we were excited to get back into Thailand but the staff was extremely rude, unhelpful and just downright unpleasant. Cheer up people or find a new job.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Since my Thai visa was single entry, I could not use it for entry into Myanmar. Thai customs issued a certification for me @ 200 Baht and Burmese customs granted my access @ 500 Baht. Thai officers speak English and one of them speaks Chinese. Burmese officers' English are not sufficient. However, officers on both sides are friendly and helpful.... More 

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