Hpa-An to Tak (245 km)This day you will be crossing the border over to Thailand. From Hpa-An drive through the hilly roads towards Myawaddy. The roads are a bit rough with potholes here and there. Just like Moreh and Tamu, Myawaddy and Mae-Sot are the two towns on the borders of Myanmar and Thailand respectively. The two towns are connected by the Myanmar Thailand Friendship Bridge which is built over the Moei River.Once you are at the Thailand side, you will see a difference in the road conditions with Thailand having great roads. Remember that in Myanmar, you drive on the right unlike in Thailand. So the car has to switch the sides of the road. Before entering Thailand, you also have to clear the custom formalities that would not take much time. From Mae-Sot, the bordet town, Tak is about 100 km and would take about 2 hours to reach.
This place was so beautiful. It's not on the tourist map and you will find only backpackers here. There is no wifi in the entire town which adds to the charm of this small little town. We arrived in Hpa-an in the evening and then stayed at the Soe Brothers Guest House. I really recommend this place to stay as you will meet a lot of backpackers and also they have an amazing tour across Hpa-an that I must recommend. The tour lasts an entire day and you can see some of the pictures from the tour in the main gallery. It will take you to many picturesque villages and caves.
In the evening you can go to a nearby hill to watch the sunset. You have to take a small boat ride and can get the directions from your hotel.