A total of 1,030 tourists visited Mogok, the Ruby Land of Myanmar, in Mandalay Region, according to the figures of Directorate of Hotels and Tourism up to September this year.
Daw Phyu Phyu Myint, the chairwoman of local gems merchants association, said, “Tourists visited Banard village of Lisu people, and it is an icy village like a Korean style. They also reached a gems trading village.” They also experienced traditional cultures and customs of local people during their visits to this area.
The number of tourists usually increased in high season, and most of them were from China, Thailand and the European countries.
Mandalay Region government has allowed tourists access to Mogok since September last year.— Khaing Set Wai
(Translated by Aung Khin)