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World Famous Ruby Land And Precious Treasure House


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Mogok where the place of producing world’s best ruby and sapphire is located in Pyin Oo Lwin District (former hill station town) at the northeast of Myanmar. It is 200 km far from Mandalay. It is located over 1100m above sea level. The climate is regularly cool. In the cool season, it decreases until 2*C and sometime it frozen. The rain-fall is roughly between 80 ft and 110 ft and it is hilly region. Around Mogok, there are pine trees and other ever green forests are growing naturally. The population is about 200000 and mostly Burmese, Shan, Lesu, Palaung, India, Chinese, Chin, and Nepalese. Most people are believed in Buddhism but some are Christian, Hinduism and Muslim. Most famous pagodas are Chan Thar Gyi, Phaung Daw Oo, Shwe Gu Gyi, Daw Nan Kyint Taung and Kyauk Pyathat. More interesting sites are five days one market at Bernard Village and English Cemetery. Mogok is very charming and colorful town with natural beauty and diverse racial tribes. Mogok is producing world best quality Ruby and Sapphire. Therefore, it is one of most interesting tourist attractions for international travelers on worldwide. Moreover, besides it, Spinel, Moonstone, Peridot, Danburite, Diopside, Alexandrite, Zircon, Garnet, Quartz, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Apatite and Painite and Topaz. Almost all residents in Mogok work precious stone digging, polishing, cutting and selling. Some residents find gemstones for living and hand to mouth at the villages. They cut and polish gemstones with hand without using machines. Then, they sell the stones in the gem-stone markets locally called Htar Pwe. This markets are opened with different time duration. There are many stone-polishing and cutting workshops using modern machines. About 1000 gemstone mine can be found. Stone painting can be seen as family business at the local houses. Some precious stones are needed to bake by fire to be brighter and colorful. It can be learned at one local house. Hotels and are very nice to stay for foreign travelers. Local restaurants serving authentic local foods are very good and clean. If international travelers want to go there and witness this ruby land, they need to get permission and guide. They should take experienced tour guide who can explain about gemstones, mine and nature about Mogok. Welcome to you all from the wonderful Ruby Land (Mogok)…

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