info Mogok is a city in the Mandalay Division of Myanmar, located 200 km north of Mandalay and 148 km north-east of Shwebo. It is also known as the "Land of Gems".At 1170 meters in elevation, the city has fairly temperate climate year-round, and is home to mostly Bamar, with large minorities of Shan, Lisu, Palaung, Karen ethnic groups, as well as Chinese, Indians and Nepali.
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Mogok has been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot and chrysoberyl are also found. The gems are found in alluvial limestone gravels by means on panning, tunneling and digging pits by hand. There is little mechanization of the mining.
Mogok was for quite some time shut to nonnatives, however it can now be chatted with an allow and an authorized guide, which can be masterminded through travel organizations in Mandalay. The extremely name of the town – found 130 miles upper east of Mandalay – is synonymous with the world's most noteworthy quality rubies, and the neighborhood mines additionally create blue sapphires, lapis
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lazuli and other semi-valuable gemstones. These can all be found in the nearby diamond markets, in spite of the fact that a specialist eye is fundamental to guarantee that the purchaser gets the best arrangement. Displays of the town and encompassing mountains can be delighted in from View Point what's more, Lay Myet Hna Paya.
Gems Markets - Rubies and sapphires are Mogok's life blood. Peik Swae Gem Market is located at the eastern end of Mandalay-Moe Meik Road. The Min Thada Gem Market is on the westernmost edge of town.
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place Mogok, Mandalay
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