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    WORKING ELEPHANTS
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    WORKING ELEPHANTS
    by davidjo
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Mae Sot Things to Do

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    by davidjo Written Mar 24, 2012

    Take a truck to the bridge to Myanmar, and wander a little way past the souvenir shops to the south and you may be lucky to catch elephants at work. This is particularly interesting to observe as it is not a show especially for tourists which you can see all too often throughout the Kingdom.

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    by dabuwan Updated Mar 24, 2003

    Moei river, a few kms from Mae Sot, marks the border between Thailand and Myanmar. The Burmese town of Myawaddy can be seen on the other side.
    There is no bridge and no real ferry to cross the river. Just a small boat and many people just walk across the river, as it is not so deep.
    The border is open only for Thai and Burmese citizens. I tried to negotiate with the border guards to have a "daily pass" to visit Burma just for the day; first they said OK (for 10 USD) but then after a radio conversation with Burmese police on the other side and one hour waiting, it turned out that it was not possible due to "security reasons".

    Me, Moei river, and Myanmar.
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  • Mae Sot Hotels

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  • First Hotel

    444 Intharakiri Road, Mae Sot, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Central Mae Sot Hill

    100 Asia Highway

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Porn-Thep Hotel

    25/4 Soi Srivieng Prasartviti Road, Mae Sot, 63110, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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