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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
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Singapore
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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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Kapunda
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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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Indian Wells
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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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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

One of Thailand Customs I met is very lovely, he even sang a Taiwan anthem and show some Taiwanese sentences to me,he is very cute, however, when I crossed to Burma side, the Customs was different story, they were arrogant, put one leg on the chair to work, saw tourist as nothing, many beggars on the bridge; This gate are... More

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Bali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We drove up to the border from Chiang Rai. We were told 2 hours - we did it comfortably and safely in just under an hour. It was a trip to see the border cross into Myanmar and come back - we did Laos / Thailand the previous day. The market was fantastic on both sides of the border and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you want going to Myanmar from Thailand, you must pass this gate at Mae Sai and then Cross the bridge into Tachileik, For foreigner,you need a permit to pass it. An entry permit valid for up to 14 days costs 500 baht or 10 US$. Please note the official will either try to get the 500 baht (as it... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The border crossing like so many others is a complex series of rooms and offices - the traveller needs to pay the fee for staying just one day in Myanmar or if you plan a longer stay then you will need the Myanmar visa ordered and in your passport in advance. The Thai side of the border is more straightforward... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we were looking for a jade piece and were not disappointed. they have a store near the border with the factory nearby. don't forget to barter!

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