Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Economy From backwater to boomtown -- Thailand's Mae Sot Mae Sot market attracts shoppers from Myanmar. (photo by Philip Thornton)
DENIS GRAY, Contributing writer February 15, 2015 17:00 JST | ASEAN
MAE SOT, Thailand -- Periodic gunfire has been replaced by the incessant judder of jackhammers, and businessmen now far outnumber the smugglers and spies who not that long ago plied Mae Sot's streets.
This once remote and wild frontier town is being rapidly transformed into Thailand's premier gateway to neighboring Myanmar and the site of a pioneering economic venture.
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