A number of people have shown interest in travelling to Myanmar (Burma) by land. Many people have asked questions in comments about travelling by land, mainly driving their own car, to Myanmar. I will sum up these questions and will try to give detailed answers here.
We want to travel to Burma (Myanmar) by road. Is it possible?
It is possible to travel to Myanmar (Burma) by road from India. The easiest way is to use Moray-Tamu border check point. However, you cannot travel more than Tamu. The furthest you can travel is up to the immigration check point outside Tamu. You cannot also stay in Tamu overnight. You have to leave Tamu, and Burma on the same day that you enter.
Can I drive my own car into Burma from India?
No, you cannot. The immigration check point is only for the people. Not cars. You have to walk into Burma.
What about from Thailand to Burma?
You can visit border towns easily. These include Myawaddy, Tachileik and Kawthaung. Sometimes, foreign visitors are allowed to travel deeper than border towns, such as Kyaington and Tavoy (Dawei), but this is variable, depending on circumstances.
Can I drive into Burma from Thailand?
Yes, you can drive your own car into Burma from Thailand. However, you can drive only in the border town. Not further than that.
I want to enter Burma by land from Thailand/India, and then to Yangon/Mandalay/Bagan. Is it possible?
Under extremely rare circumstances, you will never get a chance. As I mentioned above, you cannot travel further than a few border areas.
How can I get that special permission to travel to Burma from Thailand/India?
You need to approach the Myanmar government directly. Most of the time, you might not get it.