Shwedagon, Tachileik | Myanmar

Burma , officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Burma's population of over 50 million makes it the world's 25th most populous country and , it is the world's 40th largest country and the second largest in Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon.
Tachileik can be accessed from the Thai town of Mae Sai, which sits directly south on the other side of the small Mae Sai River. There are two bridges that provide access between Mae Sai and Tachilek, one is actively used for border crossings and the other newer one was not yet being utilized as of January 2007.

It may be possible for tourists to take a bicycle across the bridge, but logistically it would be difficult. It is a porous border and is actually not difficult to wade across the river. Burmese merchants used to be able to cross over and do business in Mae Sai for days at a time. The border is also a popular destination for Westerners who either reside in or are visiting Thailand and who need to get their passport visas renewed.

There is no charge for a 'visa run' going from Thailand to Burma on the Thai side, but there is a charge of US$10 or 500 Thai Baht on the Burmese side.
Tachileik has an airport which links to three Burmese cities - Yangon, Mandalay, and Kengtung . By road Tachileik is connected to Kengtung, which lies 106 km (66 miles] to the north, by the Asian Highway route AH2, and via Kengtung west to Taunggyi, capital of Shan State, and east by route AH3 to Mongla and on to Yunnan Province, China.
For most of its independent years, the country has been engrossed in rampant ethnic strife and a myriad of Burma's ethnic groups have been involved in one of the world's longest-running unresolved civil wars. During this time, the United Nations and several other organisations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country. In 2011, the military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed. Although the military retains enormous influence through the constitution that was ratified in 2008, it has taken steps toward relinquishing control of the government.
This, along with the release of Burma's most prominent human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi, and many other political prisoners, has improved the country's human rights record and foreign relations and has led to the easing of trade and other economic sanctions that had been imposed by the European Union and the United States.There is, however, continuing criticism of the government's treatment of the Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and its poor response to the religious clashes that have occurred throughout the nation, described by various human rights organisations as a policy of ethnic cleansing.
A foreign national wishing to enter Myanmar must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Tachileik , is a border town in the Shan State of eastern Burma (Myanmar). It is the administrative seat of Tachileik Township and Tachileik District and border crossing used in the opium trade from the Golden Triangle , and was the home of the drug lord Khun Sa.

Phra Jow Yok Kow Temple
1st Stop , Pray Pray at Burma History Temple

Shwe dagon Pagoda
Next Stop , At the main door there have bunch of kids waiting for Us Buy flowers and incense just for 10 Baht , once bought the kids will guide us How to pray and where to pray along with umbrella From strating to the end....

Tachilek Market
It was similar to the Thai markets just across the border, except that it also has items which may not be allowed back into Thailand or your home country.


Plenty of cheap Chinese rubbish, pirated copies of the latest DVD's (40THB), as well as local handicrafts 



BE AWARE - Western brand cigarettes sold here are usually Burmese in origin with fake western branded packaging,


This cause the annoying Smell in the market , Heard the local says There was aflood happen here yesterday
Burmies Tuk Tuk
Tranport Planning Department .....For ?? Day Tour ??
About The Foods Vendor : 
I not dare to purchase any food vendor on the site road even in the market , I saw the dust was terrible on every roads and the foods are not covered by anything....I would love to try their but not this way....


The Shwedagon Pagoda officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded pagoda and stupa 99 metres (325 ft) in height that is located in Tachileik . It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of four past Buddhas enshrined 
According to legend , the Shwedagon Pagoda has existed for more than 2,600 years, making it the oldest historical pagoda in Burma and the world . According to tradition, two merchant brothers, Taphussa and Bhallika, from the land of Ramanya, met the Lord Gautama Buddha during his lifetime and received eight of the Buddha's hairs in 588 BC.[citation needed] The brothers traveled back to their homeland in Burma.
Visitors must remove their shoes before the first step at any of the entrances.Burmese walk around the stupa clockwise . Each planetary post has a Buddha image and devotees offer flowers and prayer flags and pour water on the image with a prayer and a wish.
Most Myanmar people are Buddhist, at the same time believing astrology which originated from Hindu Brahmanism. It is very important for every Myanmar Buddhist people to recognize the day of their birth, such as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday etc. Otherwise, he or she may not know which part of pagoda platform to go and make special devotional acts either his or her desire or by the advice of Astrologer.

the Myanmar Rahu and Ketu are different from the Hindu Rahu and Ketu. The Myanmar considers them to be distinct and separate planets, whereas Hindu astrology considers them to be either the Dragon's Head and Tails, or Ascending and Descending Nodes. To the Myanmar people, Ketu is the king of all planets. As with other Nations the Myanmar name the seven days of their week after the seven planets, but Myanmar astrology recognizes an eight days week, Wednesday being divided into two days; until 6 p.m. it is Wednesday, but after 6.pm. to the midnight it is Rahu's day.

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