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A Very Interesting Border Crossing between Thailand and Myanmar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Kool123934
Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Patrick L
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank imdarkside
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

All people are walking thru and the line can get long . I would suggest earlier in the day. A little unnerving as we don't k ow the language but we were in a tour group so it was ok. Very affluent n the Thai side and very poor on the Myanmar side. We opted for the tuk tuk tour... More 

Thank Shidoll
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

at daytime, always traffic here. many vendors they came back and forwards the Thai-Burmese border for trading. the goods are in good price rather than cities or towns. You could shop here but also a lot of made-in-china things. for the border, the guide said foreigners have to pay 500 Baht for getting through from Thai to Burmese, and locals... More 

Thank CharlotteChenPY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Its has plenty of shops across the border. To get the pass gate permission is very easy / just 5 minutes from Mae Sai District office.

Thank Wittaya C
Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The northernmost border of Thailand to Myanmar is a hub-bub of traffic, shops and local life. Street vendors sell all kinds of items including edible items such as chicken, crepes bao and even insects. The shops seem to go on forever selling just about anything you can imagine. There is a border marking on the east side of the street... More 

Thank flashncrash
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Your oportunity to be at the northern point of Thailand where you can see the Thai-Burmese Border gate. Yos also can get a boat and cross the river to Laos gold triangle.

Thank Yossi N
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Crossing the border from Mae Sai into Myanmar was easy. You need to depart from Thailand and hand in your departure card and get your passport stamped. The walk across the bridge and enjoy the chaos as cars change from driving in the left to driving on the right halfway across. At the Myanmar side I had to pay 500... More 

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