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Three Pagodas Pass, Sangkhla Buri

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Three Pagodas Pass is a pass in the Tenasserim Hills on the border between Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), at an elevation of 282m. The pass links the town of Sangkhla Buri in the north of Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, to the town of Payathonsu in the south of Kayin State, Myanmar.EtymologyThe pass is named after three small, crumbling stupas or chedis which were probably built at the end of Ayutthaya period as a symbol of peace. They are now on the Thai side of the border. Parts of the border are still disputed. These three chedis appear in the provincial seal of Kanchanaburi Province in stylized form. The pass gives its name to the Three Pagodas Fault.HistoryThis pass has been the main land route into western Thailand since ancient times, and is believed be the point at which Buddhist teachings reached the country from India in the 3rd century.During the Ayutthaya period in Thai history (14th-18th centuries), the pass was the main invasion route for the Burmese, but at times was also used against them by Siamese armies. The first was the Burmese invasion in 1548, part of the Burmese–Siamese War of 1548.
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  • The 3 pagoda are actually very small pagoda located on the border. Market for cheap Burmese things and smuggled goods. Nothing much. As it is about 30km away from Sangkhla I not suggest it for people ...  more »
  • To do so a lot of time in the area. Just three pagodas, some merchants (friendly) view on the Burmese border. Not terrible restaurants in the area...
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  • The Three Pagoda Pass is exactly that, a border post with three ordinary and small pagodas on a patch of green grass at the official Thai border to Myanmar. As a border it seems to be only semi-offici...  more »

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