Photo: Just gorgeous.

Three Pagodas Pass

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At the end of the road you’ll find three small, not so spectacular stupas on a lawn that’s flanked by a souvenir market with Burmese goods on one side and the Thai and Burmese immigration checkpoints on the other.


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The "three pagodas" themselves are not even the originals (these were submerged in the lake further south), and overall one can hardly call this an "attraction". But there is something to be said for finding yourself in a far distant corner of Thailand where you can literally see the Burmese flag and the Burma landscape on the other side.

If you arrive in the early morning or late afternoon, you’ll see throngs of Burmese citizens in colourful dress and faces powdered with talc as they walk to and from their jobs in factories just over the border. Keep in mind that, unlike in Mae Sot or Ranong, most nationalities cannot cross the border here, not even momentarily to get another 15 days in Thailand.

A couple of resorts are nearby in case you can’t get enough of those three little stupas. Note that the border south of here is typically not marked by walls or checkpoints, so be careful if you go exploring off the main roads as you could easily end up in Burma without knowing it.


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Three Pagodas Pass
23km from Sangkhlaburi

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