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A Drive North from Khao Lak

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A Drive North from Khao Lak

Staying in Khao Lak in a few weeks, we'll have a car for a few days. Considering driving north Myanmar for a two day trip, has anyone taken this route? any issues crossing the border with a Thai registered car?

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1. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

Doubt you can take a Thai registered car into Myanmar, you should check very carefully especially with regard to insurance which may not cover you there anyway.

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2. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

i can confirm,you cannot take a car out of Thailand,without the car having the owner and owner documents,meaning,you cannot take a rental car out,also,i dont think there is a car ferry into Burma from Ranong.

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3. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

Thanks guys

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4. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

Correct to all above.

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5. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

You can leave your car somewhere in Ranong (hotel)...and take the passenger ferry to Kawthoung for a night ....re-entry back to Thailand gives you 15 more days ?

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Looks like our best option, believe a longboat taxi is the quickest way, thanks for the advice

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7. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

There's plenty of places you could visit in your car without leaving the country.

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8. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

Victoria Point, where the ferry from Ranong arrives is hardly the most picturesque place or representative of Myanmar. You'd need to much further than that to make it worthwhile and for than an overnight stay. As an alternative you can get a catamaran across from the private Grand Andaman Resort (formerly Andaman Club Resort) located on Thahtay Kyun Island which is a small island with only this 5* resort on it in the middle of the estuary in Myanmar waters . As well as enjoying the resort's facilities, including a Spa and 18 hole golf course, you can take trips across to the mainland. There is a Thai Immigration Office on the Ranong mainland where you leave your car and get stamped out and back in on your return and a Myanmar Immigration point on the island where you get stamped in on arrival and out on departure.

See resort details at agoda.com/en-gb/…

For other ideas for self-drive trips in and around Khao Lak see tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g297914-c167750/Kha…

Edited: 22 July 2015, 19:43
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9. Re: A Drive North from Khao Lak

A better trip would be north via Khao Sok to places like Chumphon or Khanom, not missing out Surat Thani, naturally.

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