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> Mae Hong Son Border Run? - Mae Hong Son, Northern border with Myanmar travel question
jkdasa
post May 8 2010, 11:26 PM
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Can I do a border run at Mae Hong Son and re-enter Thailand with my 2-month Visa?
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post May 9 2010, 08:55 AM
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No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.
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post May 9 2010, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

Thanks for your help,
Jay
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post May 9 2010, 11:50 PM
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QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 9 2010, 11:25 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

Thanks for your help,
Jay


Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.


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post May 10 2010, 07:43 AM
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QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 11:50 PM) *

QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 9 2010, 11:25 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

Thanks for your help,
Jay


Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.

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post May 10 2010, 07:48 AM
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QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 11:50 PM) *

QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 9 2010, 11:25 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

Thanks for your help,
Jay


Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.


Great, I'll try to get a bus or something along the border for that scenic trip north. A key detail which would help is "when" does the border close? Then I can plan the trip better.

Cio, Jay
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post May 10 2010, 08:17 AM
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I don't know.

A guess 8am - 5 or 6 pm.
But???

You may have to do a bit more internet surfing to find the answer
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post May 11 2010, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 10 2010, 07:48 AM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 11:50 PM) *

QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 9 2010, 11:25 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

It said 6pm somewhere. But the bus from Phitsnulok supposedly takes 5 hours so I think I will fly to Chang Rai. Take care.

Thanks for your help,
Jay


Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.


Great, I'll try to get a bus or something along the border for that scenic trip north. A key detail which would help is "when" does the border close? Then I can plan the trip better.

Cio, Jay

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post May 30 2010, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 11 2010, 01:06 PM) *

QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 10 2010, 07:48 AM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 11:50 PM) *

QUOTE(jkdasa @ May 9 2010, 11:25 PM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ May 9 2010, 08:55 AM) *

No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.


Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

It said 6pm somewhere. But the bus from Phitsnulok supposedly takes 5 hours so I think I will fly to Chang Rai. Take care.

Thanks for your help,
Jay


Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.


Great, I'll try to get a bus or something along the border for that scenic trip north. A key detail which would help is "when" does the border close? Then I can plan the trip better.

Cio, Jay
Mae Sot os a town that is not for everyone. I live here. YOu have to want to come here, nobody's passing through.

It is the most inexpensive place in all of THailand. THe farangs who are here are of serious purpose, given all the work that must be done with the Burmese refugee community.

THe food isoutstanding and most dinner meals are $1 or less. FIrst Hotel has a terrific fan room for 275 baht, including all the free cold bottled water you care to drink. Bai Fern GH is 150 baht with fan and shared bath and is a clean cheapie for a solo traveler.

Best way to travel from MS-MHS is to rent a motorcycle. It will be the most memorable trip of your life. Overnight in Mae Sariand at the RIverside. and stare out at the river and the mountians from your balcony. 250 baht.

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post May 30 2010, 03:20 PM
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[quote name='wandering_man' date='May 30 2010, 04:16 PM' post='391671']
[quote name='jkdasa' post='383191' date='May 11 2010, 01:06 PM']
[quote name='jkdasa' post='382261' date='May 10 2010, 07:48 AM']
[quote name='Paul' post='381851' date='May 9 2010, 11:50 PM']
[quote name='jkdasa' post='381821' date='May 9 2010, 11:25 PM']
[quote name='Paul' post='381621' date='May 9 2010, 08:55 AM']
No.

As far as I know there is no official border crossing at MHS. The closest is at Mae Sot.
[/quote]

Thanks, Paul,

I heard the road to Mae Sot is treacherous, so was reluctant. I plan to visit Pai. I will be going north from Chonburi, and would prefer the train.

Can I transfer to a bus to Mae Sot near a train station like Phitsanulok, Ban Dara or Sawankhalok?

How long would such a journey from such a train station take?

And what is the final entry/return time at Mae Sot border?

It said 6pm somewhere. But the bus from Phitsnulok supposedly takes 5 hours so I think I will fly to Chang Rai. Take care.

Thanks for your help,
Jay
[/quote]

Hi - the road from MHS to Mae Sot is really nice and very picturesque especially near the river.

Ummm, otherwise - yeah, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bus or van or hitch a lift from Phitsanulok.

How long??? Guessing - 2 hours. Maybe less.

The border crossing and re-entry only takes 15 minutes.

Hope that helps.
[/quote]

Great, I'll try to get a bus or something along the border for that scenic trip north. A key detail which would help is "when" does the border close? Then I can plan the trip better.

Cio, Jay
[/quote]Mae Sot os a town that is not for everyone. I live here. YOu have to want to come here, nobody's passing through.

It is the most inexpensive place in all of THailand. THe farangs who are here are of serious purpose, given all the work that must be done with the Burmese refugee community.

THe food isoutstanding and most dinner meals are $1 or less. FIrst Hotel has a terrific fan room for 275 baht, including all the free cold bottled water you care to drink. Bai Fern GH is 150 baht with fan and shared bath and is a clean cheapie for a solo traveler.

Best way to travel from MS-MHS is to rent a motorcycle. It will be the most memorable trip of your life. Overnight in Mae Sariand at the RIverside. and stare out at the river and the mountians from your balcony. 250 baht.
[/quote]


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Pai sucks. Bunch of Eurotrash henna tattoo potheads who must have been deported from Amsterdam sitting in a circle mumbling about needing to find a chill place. You won't meet Thai or Burmese people there. Kinda like they threw a net over Ko San Road and moved it NW. MHS is much nicer
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post May 31 2010, 03:04 AM
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Also=

Pai sucks. Bunch of Eurotrash henna tattoo potheads who must have been deported from Amsterdam sitting in a circle mumbling about needing to find a chill place. You won't meet Thai or Burmese people there. Kinda like they threw a net over Ko San Road and moved it NW. MHS is much nicer
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Ha ha - couldn't agree more. But I was keeping that quiet, so as MHS doesn't get overrun with them
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