Mogok is a city in the Pyin Oo Lwin District of the Mandalay Region of Myanmar, located 200 km north of Myanmar and 148 km north-east of Shwebo. Mogok was in Shan State and after British, the town was put in Mandalay Region along with Pyin Oo Lwin. At 1170 meters in elevation, the city has a fairly temperate climate year-round, and is home to Bamar, Shan, Lisu, Palaung, and Karen ethnic groups, as well as Chinese, Indians and Gurkhas. The city is composed of two towns, Mogok and Kyat Pyin. Mogok is four miles long and two miles wide. It is situated in a valley surrounded by a large number of mountains. Kyat Pyin lies about 7 miles SW of Mogok. Tourists that travel to this area need a special authorization and a guide person.
Night scene of Aung Chan Thar Pagoda
Mogok morning market