Jade Discovery

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After breakfast your guide will pick you up at the hotel to get started on an incredible morning. Transfer to 86th street for a walking tour of the surrounding streets. Mandalay has become a bustling city as it is strategically located in the northern Myanmar, nearby the ruby, gold and jade mines. This position has allowed the jade industry to flourish as merchants from China, India and Thailand coalesce. Afterwards we will visit the market, discovering white, yellow and green jade. The precious gem can be found in all forms, from its raw, unpolished state to beautiful handcrafted jewelry. Watch as skilled craftsman cut and polish the stone on wet saws and sellers and buyers haggle over price. Our visit coincides with the busiest time of the day at the jade market. Your guide will help you negotiate if you wish to bring one of the precious gemstones home.

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