Tour to the “Ruby Land” Mogok
Town of Mogok was founded more than 800 years ago. Mystery has always been surrounding the area which, for the most of time, was closed to the outsider. This is the very place where the best world’s rubies and sapphires have being mined for centuries altogether with other precious and semiprecious stones.
Only recently Mogok was opened to foreign visitors. Our company was among the first tour operators visiting Mogok on inspection trip. Now we are more than happy to propose you an exceptional tour to Mogok. It would be a perfect supplement to the classic itinerary in Myanmar or a unique travel experience on its own.
You will learn about one of the closest and the most protected Myanmar industries – gems trade. By visiting gems markets, workshops, major religious and cultural sites you will know about the rules, traditions and rituals of the gems world in Mogok.
Your experienced guide will explain you the different kinds of gems and will tell you legends and superstitions about them. You will know which gem is related to your zodiac sign, oriental horoscope or traditional Burmese calendar.
You will also learn about unique Mogok mosaic arts with granulated gems, will taste delicious local cuisine (Shan noodles, dry tofu, traditional soup soontang, pickled tea, steamed mushrooms, Mogok coffee, etc.), and will admire wonderful mountain landscapes of the area.
Itinerary 3 days / 2 nights :
Day 1 Transfer Mandalay - Mogok (200 km, about 6 h drive). Arrival to Mogok in the afternoon, visits. Overnight in Mogok
Day 2 Visits to the gems markets. Excursion to the Vipassana meditation center. Overnight in Mogok
Day 3 Visits in Mogok. In the afternoon – transfer back to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay
Day 4 Breakfast, check-out. End of services
Our tour includes :
- private transportation for transfers and sigh seeing
- entrance fees and permission for visit
- English-speaking guide services (French/German/Russian/Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese/Japanese-speaking guides on supplement and on request)
Contacts for inquiry and booking :
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