The following videos are highlights of a trip to Myanmar (Burma) and the GIT 2012 Post Conference Tour to Chanthaburi (Thailand) and Pailin (Cambodia).
A visit to the bustling “jade market” of Mandalay, Myanmar is a fascinating experience. Very few tourists make it there (4 min 33 sec).
A top tourist destination is the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon which has existed for 2,600 years (3 min 44 sec).
A visit to World Sapphire company in Chanthaburi, Thailand; see sapphires from various locations (1 min 53 sec).
Visit a small family owned sapphire mine near Chanthaburi, Thailand (2 min).
There is still small scale sapphire mining in Pailin, Cambodia (3 min 54 sec).
If you have some time during a stop-over at the airport of Narita, Japan visit the town nearby (or stay overnight) (2 min 32 sec).