Ruby Trip to Mogok
THE TREASURE LAND OF MYANMAR
Mogok is located 200 km north east from Mandalay and it
takes six and half hours to get there. It’s situated 1170 m above sea-level.
So the climate is cool in all weather. The population of the town in 200,000
and they are Shan, Palaung, Kachin, Nepali, Lisu, Danu and Myanmar. 90% of
the people who live in Mogok are working for gem business such as Mining,
Gem Cutting, Polishing and Trading. The gems market (Htar-Pwe) is the main
interest place where local people trade the gems everyday.
There are three different types of mining in Mogok.
(1) Four feet square mining (lay-bin-kyin)
(2) Open cut mining
(3) Tunnel type mining
MANDALAY - MOGOK - MANDALAY (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Day 01 Depart Mandalay – Mogok
Early morning drive to Mogok from Mandalay. Lunch at Let-Pen-Hla,
50miles away from Mandalay and tea at Shwe Nyaung Bin. Sightseeing at Inn
Kyaung and Kyat Pyin on the road. Checking in at the Mogok Motel. Having
dinner and overnight staying at Mogok Motel.
Day 02 Mogok
Morning call and having breakfast at Motel. Sightseeing at the Gem mines
and studying at the Gem markets (Htar Pwe), gem cutting and polishing are
included. Leaving for Kyat Pyin and studying the traditional four square
feet well (called Lay-Pin-Kyin) and spider Hill. Seeing the Min Ta Dar Gem
market. Having dinner at Cherry Myaing Restaurant or similar and night stop
Day 03 Mogok – Mandalay
Morning call and having breakfast at Motel, sightseeing at Kyee-ni-taung
View Point and Le-oo Htar Pwe (seeing and buying place for Gem). Studying at
open pint mines in private (Ohn-Pin-Sho) and checking in at the Motel.
Having lunch at Kyat Pyin, drive back to Mandalay.
Tour codes : MH–3-MK