200 years ago (2404-2405 BE) Maesot District was the “Panorke
the population was Karen. Then the northern people moved to
their village and work
here. So the Karen people moved to
because they didn’t like to live with
the other community.
Later on the government moved the custom office
from Ban Maelamoe to
It was developed by these people. Until 2441 BE. the
named it “Maesot
District”, it was located in the Nakhornsawan
Province. Finally, it was changed to be in Tak Province.
There are three hypothesis of the name
1. It is the same
name as “Muang
Chod”, where there was a city in history. It was nearby
Sukhothai. “Khun Sam
Chon” was the name of the chief district. “Maesot”
might be called “Chod” in the old days.
2. It’s the name of “Maesot
the name of “Mechock”:
Peguan (Mon) language. It means “Maesot”.