2 Mountain Passes to explore in Myanmar
Largest of the mainland South East Asian nation. Overcame the long history of civil wars in 2011 to have a civilian government.
The Singkhon Pass, additionally known as the Maw-daung Pass, has an international pass-border checkpoint. This s a pass across the Tenasserim Hills on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, at an elevation of 245 meters. This border checkpoint is currently also being developed as a tourist attraction with new shops opening in the area by the road on the Thai side. The view from here is truly astonishing and it attracts a lot of people here.
Three Pagodas Pass is on the Thai-Myanmar border but accessible to foreigners only from the Thai side. It is located between Sangkhlaburi in Thailand and Payathonzu in Myanmar. It s was for centuries along the main land route between India and South East Asia. The strategic location was last exploited by the Japanese during World War II, who used POW labor to build the infamous Death Railway to ferry supplies across.