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Address: Mae Sai, Thailand
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Nice to take a photo of the place. Lots of shops selling local products, especially the Mae Sai fruit wine which is very good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice to take a photo of the place. Lots of shops selling local products, especially the Mae Sai fruit wine which is very good.

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United Kingdom
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342 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read some reviews I did not think that this was worth the visit but as part of a day tour it is great. A mad shopping market area close to the border crossing selling everything electrical, bags, clothes, car videos cameras, guns, knives etc and food, Noisy and colourful, be careful about what you buy, like most markets the... More 

Thank Steve H
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crossing the border into the Burmese town of Tachilek is a fun experience. We visited a casino, went shopping in the market, enjoyed a beer at a fraction of the price in Thailand and then bought a few more cheap beers in the duty free shop!

Thank millwall_fan
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We crossed the border into Burma from Mae Sae with a minimum of hassle (although had to pay the Thai officials 500 THB (no receipt given). The market on the Burmese side is friendly, accepting THB. In view of the recent problems encountered by Muslims in some parts of Burma it was heartwarming to witness the easygoing and friendly relationship... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a northern most part of Thailand with Thailand/Myanmar (Burma) border. Worth a couple of photos with the signage. Else the area is full of silverware, jade and precious stones. There is a Fora Bee shop near the border which has pretty good drinks at reasonable prices. Watch out for your personal belongings as there is quite a fair... More 

Thank MichelleLew
Melaka State, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you are staying in Chiang Rai for a while it is worth going on the Green bus to the border it takes about 1hour 30mins /2hours but it is a nice ride out plus it only costs 40baht to main bus station then you get the songthaew 15baht which drops you on the border crossing,but its the bustling market... More 

Thank nomadgran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This Thai-Burmese Border Gate represents the northern most tip of Thailand & the signage from the Thai side depicts the same. The Thai administered area is a shopping paradise for precious stones - Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby & all the possible precious & semi-precious stones are available in multiple shops. However, it requires hard bargaining before some one decides to shop... More 

Thank Kanchan58
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

As with most border crossings, we followed all the instructions and took the border guards seriously. It sometimes felt like a haphazard process but it is, what it is. We crossed the border as a group of 20 with our Gate 1 tour guide. It was early yet it still took over half an hour to process all of us.... More 

Thank Dushi-NY
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very glad to have visited this border. Wide selection of clothes, cheaper than anywhere in Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai. Love the beautiful silver jewelry with really great craftsmanship! Remember to bargain for good deals. You need to allocate about 3 - 4 hours to explore this place. Would love to visit again...

Thank Hong Sian L
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Don't bother going. Nothing there and the immigration demands 500bahts to chop your passport. Better to spend your money in Maesai for its food and massages.

Thank Teoh K

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