Hello, tomorrow I leave Luang Prabang, Laos up the Mekong river to Thailand. While I am in Northern Thailand, I was interested in crossing the Thai-Myanmar border at the Tachileik/Mae Sai border, and spending several days trekking in Kengtung. Has anyone gone this route? I've heard you can get a 14-day pass at the border for 10$, which allows travel to Kengtung. I was just wondering if this border crossing is still in use for entry and exit. Thanks for any help.
I haven't used this route, but according to the UK foreign office this border crossing is still open; it does advise however that any border crossing could be closed without warning, and also states that 'You must exit Burma at the same border crossing from which you entered'.
This website has some information about border opening times and some other info about the area
Hope this helps a little
bex, you're a bloody legend. thanx for the help. i guess i'll be finding out tomorrow.