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Interesting - only because it's a border crossing - no frills.

It was interesting to look into Myanmar/Burma from the Thai side - good for taking photo's here. But, not much else really. The river it crosses is actually not very wide, but it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
Dameron, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleased to visit Mae Sai at the border with Burma/Myanmar. WE enjoyed a wonderful buffet lunch and did some great duty free shopping. Wonderful view from a wat overlooking Burma and Thailand.

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Dameron, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It was interesting to look into Myanmar/Burma from the Thai side - good for taking photo's here. But, not much else really. The river it crosses is actually not very wide, but it did look to be running swiftly. There is also a large indoor/outdoor market just to the left hand side before you get to the Gate. Nice for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

It makes an OK "been there,done that" selfie but that's all. Myanmar immigration office is a bit rundown and scruffy but fairly quick. Thai immigration coming back has narrow gateways, so don't try and wheel back a big suitcase full of souvenirs, as the guy in front of me did, only to get stuck and hold everybody up !

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New york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been at this border many times and it was use to be for border run ( visa run ) and it was pretty fun old days. Now days things changed so the Personality. Things use to be quiet cheap and not anymore . If you doing your visa run at this border you better not have many stamps... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Situated at the Northern Most of Thailand, it is Mae Sai in Thailand and Tachileik over Myanmar side. Which is also within the area of well known Golden Triangle. Plenty of roadside merchants spread over the streets selling variety of goods in both sides of the border. However, it seems more popular in Tachileik for its variety of budget gadget... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We have mixed feelings about having crossed the border to go to Tachileik. On one side it's indeed always fun to cross a border, as you can immediately see the differences between the two countries. On the other side, there is pretty much nothing to do in this city, so you can wonder if it's worth the 500B you have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

A very interesting border crossing between Thailand and Myanmar for tourists and local alike. Different people visit the area for different purpose. The local cross the border for trade and tourists come here to shop and to experience the different culture of the two countries. Shops and stores line the street leading the border gate. Bought some Burmese jade and... More 

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

The crossing was fairly quick and painless without any major lines or issues. Just entering another country is really a great experience. Seeing the major culture change from one border to another was interesting. Experience it and look at the positive aspects!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had a visit to the Northern most tip of Thailand which is also the border crossing into Myanmar from Thailand. It's a vibrant town with lost of shops and eateries scattered around the town. The crossing is very interesting to watch where one side is Thailand and the other side is Myanmar with a little stream below the crossing. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The Thai side is not why you come here it's the Burma side. Cross the bridge and step into a whole new world. There is so much to see on the Burmese side. It's totally fascinating. We can't wait to tour Burma. Sites like Burma are rare today. Be warned the Burma side is not for everyday tourists.

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