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Mae Sai, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guards patrol the small bridge to catch anyone trying to wade or swim across from Myanmar into Thailand or vice versa. If you stand long enough on this spot your iPhone will self adjust its time to half an hour later as the time difference...More

Thank ScubaDy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying in Mai Sae in Thailand and wanted to go to Myanmar to visit a pagoda and go to the markets just for the day. We are travelling on Australian passports. We walked across the bridge in Mai Sae and went through the...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our scooter here from Chiang Rai, purely for an interest point. It's 60 klms from Chiang Rai. We went to just check out the border crossing and markets. The markets were very good plenty of everything to be bought. We bought a kilo...More

Thank blackheart_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Thai side is lively and lots of food vendors as well as gift shops The Burma side seemed very depressing Make sure you have all your Visas in order.

Thank TheTravelTailor
Reviewed 28 May 2018

IF, you want to say you have crossed the border to Burma, do it... Otherwise I would not go to the trouble.. For What? Sometimes it will cost you 500thb to get the Stamp and sometimes it wil be free,, sometimes your Passport will be...More

5  Thank MatthewJomtien
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I had read-up on what to expect crossing the border before I went, and, everything went smoother than expected. Mae Sai bus station is about a 15 minute red-taxi ride to the border. I walked around Mae Sai for about 30 minutes, but there is...More

2  Thank ivorlaidla
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Just passed the northern most point of Thailand, you can see the traffic leaving Thailand to Myanmar switch from left to right hand drive. The rules are: there are no rules! And it all seems to go just fine. Nice to see We didn’t do...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is the land border wherein one can cross from Thailand into Myanmar. You can see the river flowing and bifurcating the two countries. Myanmar is an hour behind Thailand as per time zone and as soon as you cross from left hand drive in...More

Thank Vipin A
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We stopped here on our tour and quickly walked through the market, passing stalls so fast it was hard to get a gauge on prices. We stopped at the Northern most part of Thailand for a bit and took pictures of the border. If you...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Quick and easy to cross the the Border - costs THB500 for foreigners. Take a Tuktuk and have a look around the town and Temples then shop in the markets. Some good buys. Couple of nice little restaurants within walking of the markets.

Thank jaakWesternAustralia
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11 October 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
If you have the paperwork correctly filled out and endorsed, you should have no problems.
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
You cannot get a boat from Mae Sai because the Mekong does not flow here. You need to go to Chiang Sai, which is about 30 km from Mai Sai, on the so-called Golden Triangle. You will see the long boats waiting for fares as... More