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.