Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mae Sai - Border Town with Myanmar

Monument to the northern most point in Thailand

Mae Sai is the northernmost district of Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand and is a major border crossing between Thailand and Myanmar. The monument shown above is located just east of the Burma - Thailand Bridge.  The border area is chock full of small street shops to allow the Burmese to take advantage of the lower cost of goods in Thailand.



Overlooking the border area is the Wao Chedi, just a short walk up from the market area.  The views from the chedi are amazing and give you a great over view of the entire border area and a large portion of the Town of Mae Sai. 



Mae Sai is home to many different peoples of the various tribes that once prospered in this area.  I was lucky enough to be visit while the town  was having a festival celebrating the 10 tribes.  




Photos of the border area:

Mae Sai Border AreaMae Sai Border Area

Mae Sai Border Area market area

Mae Sai Border AreaMae Sai Border Area

Views of the Wao Chedi.

Wao Chedi overlooking the Mae Sai border areaWao Chedi overlooking the Mae Sai border area

Wao Chedi overlooking the Mae Sai border areaWao Chedi overlooking the Mae Sai border area

Wao Chedi overlooking the Mae Sai border area

Views of the Mae Sai Festival:

Mae Sai FestivalMae Sai Festival

Mae Sai Festival


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