Far East Travel 2012

The following videos are highlights of a trip to Myanmar (Burma) and the GIT 2012 Post Conference Tour to Chanthaburi (Thailand) and Pailin (Cambodia).

Mandalay Map

Mandalay Map

A visit to the bustling “jade market” of Mandalay, Myanmar is a fascinating experience. Very few tourists make it there (4 min 33 sec).

Yangon Map

Yangon Map

A top tourist destination is the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon which has existed for 2,600 years (3 min 44 sec).

Bagan Map

Bagan Map

Bagan ranks alongside Angkor and Luang Prabang as one of the most amazing sights in Southeast Asia (4 min 40 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).