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Thai-Burma Boarder Crossings at Tachileik - Safe? - thailand Message Board
Thai-Burma Boarder Crossings at Tachileik - Safe? The passage to Tachileik is a breeze, you drive through Thai migration, across the viaduct, you have to cover the Myanmar migration tax, stamp your pass, walk through the market temple etc., go back to Thailand and reverse the mileage.
There are overcrowded stores, so you must take the normal precautionary measures against picking pockets and the like. When you think about flying further to Myanmar, say to Mandalay or something, think again.
Slow road from Thailand to Burma
From Bangkok's frantic joys to the tranquil majesties of the former Thai capital cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. Past streams and karstic scenery, as Rudyard Kipling would have done, you will come to Yangon to discover this intriguing and fast moving town.
After your visit, the trip ends with a few relaxing and adventurous moments on the sandy beach of Ngwe Saung Beach. Or, click on the "Print itinerary" link above to get a thumbnail of the trip. In the afternoons guidance by the Grand Palace & Wat Pho:
Afterwards, you will see the Great Palace, which is one of the most splendid specimens of old Thai architectural style and has been the home of the Thai Monarchs for over two centenaries. Go back to your motel when the day goes down and from there you have a wonderful view of Wat Arun directly over the rivers.
After that we go with a long-tail ship to Thonburi, in the western part of Bangkok, on the right side of the Chao Phraya River. Their last stop in the mornings is Wat Arun, also known as Wat Chaeng, on the western shore of the Chao Phraya River (Thonburi). Free afternoon: This afternoons you have free to explore the Thai capitol on your own.
You will be taken to the pier this mornings where you will take the Mekhala cruiser for your trip on the Ayutthaya water. On the Mekhala Canal: a trip on the river: The trip begins when the ferry leaves Sathon Pier at about 1.30 pm and climbs up the Chao Phraya Riviera, past the splendid Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn.
On the way you can watch the countryside along the rivers. When you arrive in Pathum Thani in the afternoons, you' ll go to a refreshing fair where the locals buy groceries, products and a wide range of Thai candies. On the Mekhala cruise: Afterwards, you will be offered a tasty breakfasts on bord and later in the mornings you will get off at the Bang Pa-In Jetty to see the Chakri dynasty's near Sommerpalast, Bang Pa-In.
Ayutthaya Guidance: At the end of the day you will go back to your accommodation. Highway trip from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai: We will start to Sukhothai in the centre of Thailand after having our breakfasts. Upon your arriving you will be checked into your accommodation. In the afternoons guidance by Sukhothai: Today you will be visiting the Sukhothai Historical Park and the renowned remains of this first Thai capitol (1257-1379).
The first truly autonomous Thai kingdom to experience a gold era under King Ramkhamhaeng, Sukhothai is said to have created the Thai alphanumer. Highway trip from Sukhothai to Mae Sot: Upon your arriving you will be checked into your accommodation. In the afternoons Mae Sot: visit: You will have plenty of free day this evening to discover the Mae Sot.
Begin with a tour of the vibrant souvenir markets and experience the trade tradition along the Moei River. Afterwards, you will see Wat Thai Wattanaram with its huge 45 meter long Buddha-stata. From Mae Sot to Mawlamyine: Afterwards, a 4 hour trip to the city of Marlamyine and upon your arriving, please make sure you arrive at your accommodation.
In the afternoons guidance by Mawlamyine: We started this afternoons exploring around the city. Included in the itinerary is a trip to Mahamuni Pagoda - one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Myanmar, Seindon Mibaya Kyaung - where King Mindon's Queens took shelter, the first Baptist temple and the Zyegyi Market. Later, you will find a lookout point to observe the sunset over the city and the stream.
Sightseeing of the island Bilu: Thanks to a new viaduct, you can now take the brief trip to Bilu Island, which lies across the riverbank from Mawlamyine. Visiting small wooden workshop where traditional Myanmar canes, whistles, pencils and even elastic ribbons are made. Back to Mawlamyine in the early evening to watch the sunset from the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, also known as Kipling Pagoda, which was praised by Rudyard Kipling.
Later, you will go back to your accommodation to unwind. Highway and boating trip to Hpa An: Sailing out of Mawlamyine at 7 a.m., you and your companions travel up the Thanlwin River towards the enchanting Hpa An. It takes about 4 hrs and you will see a wonderful karstic landscape and experience the rural villages along the way.
Upon your arriving at the footbridge in Hpa An, you will see your chauffeur and be taken to your accommodation for check-in. Free afternoon: This afternoons you have free choice to spend at the resort or explore the surroundings by cycling. Guidance through Hpa An:
Tonight we head to Sadan Grotto, a natural shaped cavern that leads 15-20 min on foot through a long black tunnels (with lights). When reunited with your chauffeur, you' ll be taken to the Hpa An town centre and the Karen Culture Museum (closed on Mondays and holidays).
We will have lunch in a nearby restauarant and then head to the Shweyinhmyaw pit, which is situated on the bank of the Thalwin River. At the end of the day you will stop at Kyauk Ka-Lat, an unusual karstic cliff tops.
Explore the days and observe the setting sun before you return to your accommodation for a relaxing night. From Hpa An to the'base camp' at the Golden Rock: We headed this mornings to Kin Pun Basecamp, a small city at the foot of Mount Kyaiktiyo, from where we reached the Golden Rock.
Upon your arriving in Kin Pun, you will be taken to the coach terminal, where you will take a specially designed lorry to climb the Golden Rock. The lorries used for the trip to the Golden Rock are open and have benches. Sightseeing of the Golden Rock:
Kyaiktiyo, one of Myanmar's emblems, is known for its insecurity and religion. Get off at the top of the hill and go on foot for about 5 min. to your accommodation. Dawn on the Golden Rock:
If you wish this mornings, get up early to watch the breathtaking dawn over the Golden Rock. Highway ride from the Golden Rock to Yangon: You will drive back to Yangon after having lunch, a drive of about 5h. Near Yangon there is the possibility to see the Taukkyan Cemetery, which is the biggest of the three allies' military graveyards in Burma.
Shedagon Pagoda with a guide: At the end of the day you begin your tour of Yangon with an extensive tour of one of the most impressive sights in the whole wide open spaces of the city. The Shwedagon is located on Singuttara Hill just westwards of Lake Kandawgyi and still dominates the Yangonskie.
It is a great afternoon to see this magnificent sanctuary when the temperatures drop and the local people come together to pray, show their respect and provide a wonderful religious environment. Yangon full days: At the end of the excursion, you will be returned to your accommodation. Yangon to Ngwe Saung:
It is a drive of about 5 hrs and there are resting places on the way. You' ll have free time at your beachfront resort to enjoy the beaches or to discover the surroundings on your own. Trips can be organized in the hotels or from the town. From Ngwe Saung to Yangon by road:
Upon your arriving in Yangon you will be brought to the airfield in good order to be checked in for your connecting flights. A trip off the well-trodden paths, which concentrates on interesting areas in Myanmar. Journey along the historical Burma Road from Yunnan's tropical mountains to the uplands.