Locals strive to develop other industries in bid to preserve Mogok’s natural resources

While Mogok is known for its mining of precious gems as its main industry, local elders are teaming up with relevant government departments to improve their travel industry in order to reduce damaging the natural environment. Restrictions for international travelers to Mogok were relaxed in September 2018 and nearby villages of Bernard, Panlin, and Kaukpyathat […]

Myanmar submits draft of Mrauk-U world heritage bid to UNESCO

Myanmar’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture submitted a draft to UNESCO of its nomination for Mrauk-U to become a World Heritage Site on Sept. 24, amid concerns that ongoing violence in the area could wreck local residents’ hopes for the future of their town. “If there were peace, I am sure Mrauk-U would be […]