The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Myanmar and Thailand is 854 km= 531 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles) from Myanmar to Thailand , It takes 0.95 hours to arrive.
The first step of crossing the land border from Thailand to Myanmar consists on going all the way to the town nearest to the border: Mae Sot. The bus company Greenbus does that route. Buses leave from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 at 8:35 am, 1:10pm and 5pm. The trip takes about 6h30 to 7 hours.
The Myanmar – Thailand border is the international border between the territory of Myanmar (formerly Burma ) and Thailand . The border is 2,416 km (1,501 m) in length and runs from the tripoint with Laos in the north to Andaman Sea coast in the south.
Foreigners can cross the border at Mae Sai ( Thailand , Chiang Rai Province) / Tachileik ( Myanmar , Shan State) and travel as far as Kyaing Tong in Myanmar ; to travel over land further than this you will need a permit (find out more by contacting us here).
Myanmar is expensive But compared to other Southeast Asia countries, expect to find higher prices and, often, not exactly what I’d call ‘value for money’ options.
From October onwards the rains subside; the best time to visit most of Myanmar is from November to February , when temperatures are relatively manageable. From March to May , the country becomes very hot, particularly the dry zone of the central plains where Bagan and Mandalay often see temperatures in excess of 40°C.
To enter Burma , you must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity and a valid visa. You should apply for your visa at a Burmese embassy or consulate abroad before you arrive in Burma .
Indian citizens can now travel to Myanmar by road on production of passport and visa. Any Indian with a valid passport and visa from the Myanmar consulate in Kolkata or its embassy in New Delhi, can visit the country through the Moreh-Tamu land route. No special permit is required.
If you want to cross into Myanmar by land , I’d recommend using either the Myawaddy/Mae Sot or Ranong/Kawthaung border crossings. Click here to see Myanmar’s current permitted areas.
You can apply to live in Thailand long term if you are married to a Thai or if you have a Thai child or children. The marriage visa for Thailand is issued at a Thai Embassy in your home country and it is normally issued as a single entry visa and valid for 90 days once you enter Thailand .
tldr; Thai and Burmese are unrelated, and structurally quite different , but they share a few things in common, because they’re both spoken in Southeast Asia. Things they have in common: Both are tonal languages*, just like Chinese. Thai has 5 tones, Burmese has 3 tones.
Myanmar is located on the mainland of South East Asia. Vietnam is located in South East Asia. It is bound by the South China Sea to the east, Laos and Cambodia to the west and China to the north.
Those that do make the trip find that much of the country is perfectly safe . “In general terms, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Hsipaw, Kiyakto and the Mergui Archipelago have no travel restrictions for tourists, and pose no risk for leisure travelers,” Tucci says.
There are a host of permits required for driving from India to Thailand by road via Myanmar. For travelling through Myanmar, you need to pay the Carnet fees and Thailand requires Carnet de Passage for Indian drivers.
Passport holders from the following countries do not require a visa for tourist visits of up to 30 days and will be able to enter and depart from all International Checkpoints. Notice to Tourist.