Nourished by the Same River Treasures from the Earth
For today's modern world, precious stones, gold, coal, oil and nonferrous metal resources are indispensable to any nation seeking development, and in the Lancang-Mekong River area these strategic natural resources are found in great abundance.
This program looks at coal, tin and a number of very rare metal resources that in part comprise the wealth of the Mekong River area. We will follow a Burmese miner from the world-famous Mogok ruby mine as he travels to Yangon carrying a very precious stone he has found, and watch as he piously presents it to the sacred golden pagoda as an offering.
In part four of this series on the Lancang-Mekong River and the areas it nourishes, we will look at the mining, processing, history and use of precious stones along with incredible scenes of Yangon and its amazing golden pagoda.