MAE SOT, TAK, THAILAND
Temple in Mae Sot
Street in Mae Sot
Mae Sot is a central town for our activities. Many migrant learning centers and refugee camps are located in this area. Border exchanges with Myanmar have been historically very active and many migrants and ethnic minorities live around here. Furthermore, many foreign tourists and volunteers come to visit repeatedly so that Mae Sot becomes an attractive town mixed with other cultures based on Thai culture.
To those who are interested in volunteering, we are pleased to offer information about transportation and accommodation etc.
Mae Sot is a city in western Thailand that shares a border with Myanmar to the west. It is notable as a trade hub and for its substantial population of Burmese migrants and refugees. The city is part of Tak Province, 87 km from the city of Tak and 492 km from Bangkok. It is home to the district headquarters of Mae Sot District, and is the main gateway between Thailand and Burma. As a result, it has gained notoriety for its trade in gems and teak, as well as black market services such as people trafficking and drugs.
Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge
Myanmar side taken from Thailand
(People get the boat and across to Thailand )