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Buying Trip to the Mogok Valley, Home of Burmese Rubies


 

PAGE1 - On the Road to Mogok

Sun breaks through as we come over the final mountain pass into Mogok.

 

JB, near Mogok, after a 7 hour, 128 kilometer drive across a very bumpy road.

 

The grand entrance to Mogok Valley

 

Our gemstone buyer before a breathtaking view of the Mogok Valley.

 

 

Examining a fine sapphire in a Mogok office.

 

Three generations. Note the thanaka painted on their cheeks. It is a sandlewood-like paste used as a combination sunscreen, makeup and general beautifier.

 

Panlin Valley young ladies with thanaka painted cheeks observe the foreigners.

 

Mogok youngsters seeing Caucasian people perhaps for the first time.

 

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