Mogok or Ruby Land
Mogok or Ruby Land
Before we start, we wish to express our gratitude to Ma Naw Htike ( Travel By Naw Htike).
It will be the best trip for visitors who are not willing to fall victim to heat exhaustion. The reason behind this is due to its weather that is cold throughout the year.
Mogok is situated in the Pyin Oo Lwin District of Mandalay Division, Myanmar. Mogok itself has been very famous since ancient times because of its gemstones such as Ruby and sapphire. That’s why we are also called Mogok- Ruby Land.
It is quite easy to get to Mogok as there are two routes from Yangon where
(1) you can get directly to Mogok and
(2) you can transit in Mandalay and then continue your journey to Mogok.
Bus Ticket for direct trip
You can take a high class bus that costs around 30300 MMK, $15 that is so comfortable. It departs five times a week- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Bus Ticket for Yangon-Mandalay-Mogok
You can take a bus from Yangon to Mandalay. From Mandalay, you have to get on other small buses or vans. There are two different routes- the former one uses the old path, Mataya which takes about 6 hours to our destination. We are not willing to recommend to use this path if you feel dizzy or carsick due to its tough road.
It takes only 3 hours if you choose the second route, the most scenic route from May Myo or Pyin Oo Lwin to Mogok.
Weather in Mogok
As we mentioned before, the weather is cold throughout the year so I strongly recommend you to take sweater, jumper and cardigan even when you visit in the hot season. So, needless to say that you can’t even imagine the coldness in the winter season, so pack your backpacks carefully with all kinds of stuff that suit this season.
Famous places in Mogok
Mogok can be divided into two parts: east and west where there are lots of places to explore.
First and foremost, you should visit Bee Mountain, which is situated in front of Inn, Chan Tharr Kyi Pagoda, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda on the first day.
Explore in Nilar Market in the morning and visit the west part of Mogok that is pretty famous for its places such as Kyauk Pyathak, Many ancient pagodas, Pint Kuu Mountain, Daw Nang Kyi Mountain, take a relax by chilling at hot spring and take a lot of photos at the viewpoint on your way back to your hotel in day 2.
Mogok is also the best travel spot for the ones who like to hike. There are many trekking routes for the hikers in Mogok and the local people can guide you to the best route for your destination.
We can get fresh vegetables and fruits anytime because of its weather. Don’t forget to try local famous cuisine- Shan noodles that have a unique taste.
You can also try Chinese foods and many local foods that are so delicious. You can even witness the breathtaking view of Mogok Inn from Shwe Khit Cafe that is very famous for its drink.
As it is very famous for its gemstones, there are many places where you can try and learn about them. You can even purchase some gems with reasonable prices for souvenirs. There is another famous food called green tea that can cater most of the visitors due to its taste.
The information mentioned above are quite perfect for Mogok or Ruby Land. I wish everyone could relax after reading this article!