Riding around Tachileik

Discussion in 'Myanmar - Road Trip Reports' started by yempaul, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. yempaul

    yempaul Ol'Timer

    The much anticipated trip to the Golden Land of Myanmar, probably the least well explored country in South East Asia. The crossing only restricted us to venture the town of Tachilek, east of Shan State.

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    Mae Sai border

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    Thailand side requires lots of papers

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    Tachileik border

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    100 baht for Myanmar insurance

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    His wish is my command

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    And we're in. Cost us 500 baht for Visa on arrival, 100 baht for Motor Insurance and another 25 baht each for a fee which I have no clue what it's all about. Plus 1000 baht for the services of a guide per group.

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    This exclusive parking costs us 50baht.

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    Our stay. 1000 baht for a room which accomodates 3. No one's complaining.

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    The river that marks the boundaries

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    The room

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    Local car

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    Streets of Tachileik

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    A visit to the temple

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    The aftermath of the recent earthquake

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    The boundary gate that must be the shortest way to the rest of the world. Our ride is restricted by that post and armed military officers.

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    Papabread and Haris fooling around

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    Slim, our local guide

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    Stopped by a golf resort for some drinks

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    While the 2 GS hit some dirt.

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    A local mosque

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    Dinner

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    Time to leave

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    One last shot in Tachileik

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    Returning our temporary passport

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    So long Tachileik, it was a nice experience.

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    Back for more paperworks at Thailand border

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    Probably will inquire about entry at Mae Sot border once they re-opens.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Brilliant. Well done. I think you might have just started something.
     
  4. yempaul

    yempaul Ol'Timer

    Am trying to inquire further. Need to find the relevant authorities for that special and precious permit.
     
  5. Bert on the bike

    Bert on the bike Ol'Timer

    Very interesting what you guys have done. Can you give us soem more details? From the insurance papers it looks like you were 5 days in Myanmar? How for could you ride in to the countryside or were you only allowed to stay in town.

    Would like to know more if possible.
     
  6. yempaul

    yempaul Ol'Timer

    Bert

    Not much luck on venturing further. We were only allowed to travel within Tachileik. We were told we could go on to the next town of Kyiang Tung but on public transport.
     

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