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The Thai - Burmese Border Gate

Mae Sai, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Mae Sai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want to set foot in Burma just to say you did it, and you don't have time to spend much time in the country, you might find this border crossing to your liking. That’s because Burmese immigration will allow you to cross over into their border city of Tachilek for a daylight hours only stay from Mae Sai,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved this border town at Burma/myanmar. The market there is one of the most interesting in northern Thailand. RUBIES SAPPHIRES SILVER. varying qualities ranging between souvenir level and excellent are abundant. Bargaining is the way of life here. We had such fun with the friendly helpful vendors who all seem to be from Myanmar. Clothing is also abundant and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's a market town that leads up to the Thai-Burmese border crossing. While I didn't cross (could not as I did not have a multiple reentry stamp on my Thai work visa. I would have though just for the experience) I found the town to be quite interesting. Border towns are always a bit exciting, with their mix of travellers... More

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A really exciting border between Thailand and Burma. Check out at the Thai border walk over the old bridge and you are in Burma. There's a lot of pedestrian traffic across the border, foreigners probably best used for visa run. When you enter the customs station in Burma, which is some really old offices, there are two kinds of visas,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Almost everything is Made In China. Clothes, souvenirs, food... all made in china or at least at some Chinese words written on the packaging. And if you're wondering, then yes it is true, they are all fake. Everything that can be faked will be faked and you will get it at Mae Sai. Nothing much to shout about this location.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's been more than 12 yrs since I last visited this place and I must seriously say that many things have changed. It used to be more rural than the current state and I will not see many tourists around then. But it's very different this time when I visit again. Firstly, the streets are laden with beautiful greeneries and... More

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Chumphon, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

More shops and you can pay everything at there but so hot air and more people in the area. I think you should eat food and drink at Thailand before go to there because the foods at there not clean and good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

There were lots of markets with quite a variety of things and there were different things on sale than in Chiang Mai. We had a look from the temple into Myanmar. The day before we had been to another Burmese Thai border where the military were still patrolling . It was interesting to see the difference between the two borders... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Worth the trip for the shopping. Did not cross over as we needed passports and did not plan the time. But the shopping at the border was excellent with great bargains to be had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

From Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai it is just a few hours drive and this is the cheapest and also the easiest way to get a 2 weeks extension for your visa if you want to stay more in Thailand. Just have to walk through the border and collect the stamps into your passport. If you would like to stay... More

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