About Tak and Mae Sot

Mae Sot is a town in western Thailand that shares a border with Burma to the west. It is notable as a trade hub and for its substantial population of Burmese migrants and refugees. The town is part of the larger Tak Province and is the main land gateway between Thailand and Burma. As a result it has also gained notoriety for its trade in gems and teak, as well as black market services such as people trafficking and drugs. Neighboring districts are (North from clockwise): Mae Ramat, Mueang Tak and Phop Phra. The Moei River serves as a natural border between Mae Sot and the Burmese town of Myawaddy