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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  • September 24, 2017
    Are the long way here with a different idea came. Not much there to three tiny pagodas, souvenir stalls wars see. Not worth it...
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  • September 3, 2017
    See the lives of the villagers. A simple way of life. The villagers are pretty positive, with the fantastic visit eat a very good side.
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  • August 31, 2017
    there is nothing much to see, the Market is on the Burmese side unable to visit unless you have a visa  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    Walk the footbridge across the lake at dawn. A rough as guts old time hotel on lake edge. The pagodos are nothing special but its a place to cross if your papers are right.
  • October 24, 2016
    Great land!
  • April 7, 2017
    As the border Thailand Myanmar if needed to drive across to Myanmar can be made by contacting a temporary border pass at all. Section area, it has a cheap beer, sake, try to come.
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  • February 3, 2017
    Beer in Thailand, Myanmar, Thailand a cheaper County District.
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  • January 12, 2017
    Beautiful work, very useful.
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