Thailand is a great base to travel in South East Asia, to Laos and Cambodia. But now also to Myanmar (Burma). There are direct flights from Bangkok and Chiang Mai to several places in Myanmar. But until now you had to apply for a visa in Bangkok at the embassy of Myanmar. Since 1 September 2014 you can apply for a Tourist E-Visa via the web-site of the Myanmar government. As far as I know the only port of entry is Yangon (for a E-visa).