Amphoe Mae Sai in Chiang Rai to Tha Khilek: Mae Sai is one of the official travels by land checkpoints between Thailand and Myanmar. To cross into Tha Khilek, visitors need to apply for a temporary border pass at Mae Sai Bridge. Mae Sai is also a trading post known for its brisk trade in gems and precious stones, with rubies, emeralds, jade and a variety of other offerings being brought in from Myanmar for sale.
Amphoe Mae Sot in Tak to Myawaddy: Mae Sot is one of the main gateways to Burma. The Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge crossing the Moei River constructed in 1997 completes the connection between two countries. Mae Sot is crossroads of trade and particularly important for Burmese refugees and migrants populations.
Ranong to Kawthaung: Ranong, is the most rained-on place in the Kingdom and once a Shangri-La in the valley bordering the Andaman Sea has emerged the main Thailand port on the west coast, with a huge fishing fleet. It is also a gateway opened for trips into southern Myanmar, especially, the diving excursions to the islands in the Andaman.
Amphoe Aranyaprathet in Sa Kaeo to Poipet: Another international border checkpoint for travelers to enter Cambodia by land. It is the busiest land crossing into Cambodia, and the most convenient for travel into Siem Reap and the Angkor Archeological Park. Aranyaprathet is a popular destination for Thai, Cambodian and deportee visitors who are attracted by the border crossing with its market and casinos.
The region of Mekong, with Thailand as its center provides almost limitless tour possibilities. Excursions can vary from one or two days in Vientiane to two weeks or more exploring Vietnam from north to south. It takes the similar amount of time touring the major sights of Myanmar. A single program may easily combine two or three countries. Due to the topographical diversity of the Mekong lands, along with an ever-expanding tourism infrastructure, tour opportunities are rich.