Tourist arrivals surged during the recent Maha Thingyan festival period at Tachilek, which shares borders with Thailand and Laos.
It in linked with Thailand via the Tachilek-Mae Sai No 1 Friendship Bridge.
Following an agreement between the Myanmar and Thai governments, the border gate in Tachilek was opened on 28 August, 2013. The border authorities allow travellers from 6 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. daily as of 1 January, 2015.
Some Thai tourists enjoyed the water festival at the pavilions in Tachilek together with local ethnic people.
Thai tour groups have been visiting Mongphyat, Kengtung and Mongla regions.