Thailand / Myanmar Border Notes

Thailand / Myanmar (Burma) the legal international land border crossings are:
1. Mae Sai (T) / Tachilek (M)
2. Mae Sot (T) / Myawaddy (M)
For
bikers however, these are not viable options for touring Myanmar, as
travel permits for individual riders are not yet generally available,
and who knows when it will become a reality?

Note (1) that there is a 3rd legal crossing from Ranong (T) to
Victoria Point (M), in the south of Thailand. This however, is not a
land border crossing, but a sea crossing by boat.

Note (2) that in August 2004 Simon & Suzi Harby riding an Africa
Twin & a Transalp, rode from India via Nagaland & Manipur, thru
Burma & into North Thailand at Mae Sai. This was a world first, but
is most likely going to remain a one-off trip & not be repeated for
a long time. Check out Simon & Suzi’s site for info & their trip report. Also take a look at this GT Rider forum report.

Take a look at the Borders Directory and Borders Map for guides to legal international land border crossings in the area.