21 March 2012
Tourists coming from Thailand will soon be able to travel to Mongla
on the Sino-Burmese border through the Maesai-Tachilek checkpoint,
according to sources close to the Mongla leadership.
Mongla is roughly 240 km from Maesai. Tourism to Mongla, also known
as Burma’s Las Vegas, was closed following tensions generated by
Naypyitaw’s demand that all ceasefire groups become Burma
Army-run Border Guard Forces (BGFs) in 2009.