Tachileik is located on the Myanmar - Thai border in the eastern Shan State of Myanmar. It has been upgraded as a gateway to the heart of the Golden Traingle. The Friendship Bridge across the small Mae Sai stream links Tachileik with the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai. The area has been developed for tourism and cross-border trade with Laos, Thailand and China. Tachileik sits on the bank of the Mekong River across from Mae Sai in Thailand. Maha Myat Muni Monastery , Chinese Monastery, Shwe Dagon Pagoda ( Replica ), Talot Market, Two Dragons Monastery, Morning Market and Padaung (Long Neck) Village are worth of visit.