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Has anyone actually done this crossing since it was opened in November with a 30 day visa for certain nationalities

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I never heard of this. A log long way from the border! Are you sure you have the right place?

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I never heard of this. A log long way from the border! Are you sure you have the right place?

in the Chiang Dao area for sure....Was reported on here a few months back .. but cant find the link,,,,,..just need to know who has actually done it cheers

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I think you better look at a map. Chiang Dao is in no way close to any border. If you drew a straight line Northwest to the closest border it is 60+ km, and there is no crossing there either.

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I tried to find out about this late last year without luck.

There is a border crossing at Aronathai but I think it is still for locals only at the moment.

I know the thread you are talking about but due to my abysmal computer skills can't seem to copy it.

If you google 'Aronathai' you will get the link to the Thai Visa thread.

I believe the moderator Poor Sucker lives up that way as well.

If you have any joy please let us know!

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There's a border point just north of Mae Ai, but only for Thai/Burmese nationals. Mae Sai is the closest for other passport holders.

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I tried to find out about this late last year without luck.

There is a border crossing at Aronathai but I think it is still for locals only at the moment.

I know the thread you are talking about but due to my abysmal computer skills can't seem to copy it.

If you google 'Aronathai' you will get the link to the Thai Visa thread.

I believe the moderator Poor Sucker lives up that way as well.

If you have any joy please let us know!

This one?

www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/673860-chiang-mai-getting-ready-to-open-kiw-pa-wok-border-crossing-to-burma-in-chang-dao/

Not heard its open to non-locals yet.

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yes i will go and check it for myself as i live in that area ,,,,thanks looks like no one has been up there ,,well not since it was meant to open in november

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I was there on Christmas and the border is not open yet but the local hill tribe folk are all talking about it. I did ride my mt bike into Burma on a single track right before the check point but after a kilometer or two ran into a military patrol (not much if a coincidence since they were chasing me) but luckily they were Thai or I might still be there.

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I was there on Christmas and the border is not open yet but the local hill tribe folk are all talking about it. I did ride my mt bike into Burma on a single track right before the check point but after a kilometer or two ran into a military patrol (not much if a coincidence since they were chasing me) but luckily they were Thai or I might still be there.

You ran into a Thai military patrol on the Burma side of the border?????

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Pic #3 - according to my GPS tracking (yellow line) it was on the other side of the red colored border line, but probably still a grey area on the Thai side of the mountains which might be used as a more physical boundary.

First I came upon the border crossing check point (pic #1). Area map (pic #2). Then backed tracked and crossed over the border (pic. #3) and got turned back a little before the mountains (pic #4).

I'll be going back for more fun and adventure in 2 weeks where I stay with my Hill Tribe friends and might find out more but I as I understand it there's still some time before it will really be open especially to foreigners.

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A bit off topic but related to that area, does anyone have the date for the Arunothai Hilltribe festival for 2014?

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A bit off topic but related to that area, does anyone have the date for the Arunothai Hilltribe festival for 2014?

Hey T Dog, I'll be mt biking thru that village again so i'll see if I can find out. Hope you'll bring your cycle as the riding is great around there!

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yes thanks jumglechef for the up to date info on the border crossing and yes i would also like to know when the festival is

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I'm not sure which or what exactly the Arounthai Hill Tribe Festival is but they started their Chinese New Years celebration last night as they are from The Chinese province Yunnan. It goes thru the weekend and has the typical traveling carnival feel to it with games, junk stands and lots of adult oriented activities such a a Thai-sytle casino and coyote dancers (maybe a bit rough at night for the little ones).

There is also the Arbor Hill Tribe Festival in Mae Hong Song this weekend and the big one in Pai coming up.

I highly recommend the Bau Tong Festival (Nov 26, 2013, next yr?) . It took us 9 hr drive from CM and camped on top of a mountain but just look at my picture! There were only a few other falang there and was amazing.

Either way getting out and mingling with the locals is always a great experience, there are Hill Tribe villages in the hills just a few kilo past Mae Jo University, great place to mt bike or even take your motorcy for a look see.

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