Bangkok – One of the last vestiges of the disruptions dating back to the Vietnam War days is falling by the wayside.
Tourists, gamblers, traders and residents can travel by train from Bangkok right up to the Thai-Cambodian border, the first time since tracks were cut 45 years ago when U.S. and Cambodian allied forces lost out to the Khmer Rouge forces of Pol Pot, who would go on to unleash the country’s notorious “killing fields” regime in the late 1970s.
The new rail link also serves to tighten the peacetime economies of former enemies Thailand and Cambodia, both of which are ruled by increasingly authoritarian leaders who have vowed to boost bilateral trade and other links.
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