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Gemstones in Mogok Photos


Mogok is a charming little town in the Mandalay region of Myanma. Mogok has an abundance of natural beauty, with it being located around a magnificent lake surrounded by a mountain range. Mogok is famously known for sourcing some of the most precious gemstones in the world. The town that had been closed off to tourists for decades, is now open to visitors with the required permits. It is now possible to do tours to marvel at the beautiful gemstones in Mogok.

Famously known as Ruby Land, the ruby is one of the most significant gemstones in Mogok. With 90% of the world’s rubies coming from this slow-paced town, it is globally recognised as the hub of the ruby trade. The first records of mining dated back to at least the 16th century. The majority of the mining done in Mogok to this day is still done by hand, keeping with tradition. Several bustling ruby markets can be found in the centre of town.

Gemstone Tours in Mogok

Our Mogok gallery offers you a look at the hands-on educational adventures available with Gemstone Detective Tours. Our travellers enjoying gemstone mines, jewellery shops and gemstone markets. Experience the beautiful landscape though our photos that Mogok is well known for.

Are you are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure and discover and immerse yourself in a new culture? A Gemstone Tour gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the gem trade in a foreign country. Your hands-on educational experience will include visits to gemstone mines. Leading Gemmologist Kim Rix will share her knowledge of gemstones in Mogok.

Gemstone Detective has organised a mini-package and itinerary for a small group of travellers, which includes transportation, food and an English-speaking tour guide with local knowledge. Find out more about our upcoming tours and discover all we have to offer at Gemstone Detectives.