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Mae Sai

Things to see and do

  • Border crossing
    3 stars

    The Mae Sai-Tachileik border crossing occurs over the old bridge; the new bridge east of town is principally for heavy goods vehicles and not for foot passengers. Foreigners cannot cross here. Crossing presents you with three options. First, it is an official entrypoint into Burma if you have ... read more

  • Markets
    3.5 stars

    It can seem as if all of downtown Mae Sai is really just one large market, with a few hotels and cafes attached. The market here was traditionally known for gemstones and as a place where Thai traders picked up products (legal and illegal) from Burma and where Burmese stocked up on items not easily ... read more

  • Wat Tham Pha Chom
    3.5 stars

    This isn't the most exciting hilltop temple in northern Thailand but it is interesting enough, and the views are a great plus. You can walk up here – it ascends in stages and the hill isn’t too high -- or wind your way up by motorbike. The road and stairs lie behind Doi Wao Market and you can ... read more

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