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Cross Border Overland Driving to Myanmar

Cross Border Overland Driving to Myanmar

 
Myanmar, strategically located between emerging economic powers India, Thailand and China, it is now potential to offer cross border travels. Whether you want to come in from India or exiting into Thailand, it’s only a few step away now.

The following border passes are opened to foreign tourist and you may come with your own vehicles from Thailand border and exit into India. It’s all possible now.

From Thailand
Mai Sot – Myawaddy

Myawaddy border pass has opened to tourist since August 2013 and it has become one of the most popular border crossing points. Now, tourist can travel by road from the border city of Myawaddy to Hpa-an and all the way to Yangon and upper inner of cities of Myanmar.

But the road from Myawaddy to Kawkareik (basically the base town) is narrow, one-way, dangerous and often congested. A new road is under construction and it will be two way lane when completed. It may take a while and if you are planning to come using this border, beware of road conditions.

Mai Sai – Tachileik

Tachileik – on the north eastern flank of Shan state bordering with Mai Sai of Thailand is only a few step away by crossing the friendship border bridge. The furthermost point to travel by land is to Kyaing Tong only and tourists can proceed by flights to any destinations in Myanmar.

Htikhi – Dawei

The City of Dawei, located around 350 kilometers west of Bangkok, is a city on the southern shoreline of Myanmar bordering with Htikhi of Thailand. Bordering with Phu-nam-lung of Thailand, it is about 6 hours drive from border.

As part of Dawei deep sea water port project, the area has opened for tourists and it’s not very popular as the project is in a halt due to financial problems. Also there are still many check points to stop by and until now not many tourists are using this border point.

Driving to Myanmar

From India
Moreh – Tamu

Moreh – the border town of India is located just across the Myanmar border town, Tamu. Many travelers wanted to travel Myanmar with their own vehicles across the border has asked the possibilities of crossing into Moreh of India.

The truth is, Myanmar never has any problem with the check point as the travel between Mandalay to the border is safe to travel with some concerns of bad road condition. It has always been a problem with India part as the travel permit through Moreh is necessary and it is issued only by the Manipur State Authority.

From China
For China

Tachileik – on the north eastern flank of Shan state bordering with Mai Sai of Thailand is only a few step away by crossing the friendship border bridge. The furthermost point to travel by land is to Kyaing Tong only and tourists can proceed by flights to any destinations in Myanmar.

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