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DVB Roadshow: Hpakant’s jade curse

On this episode of DVB’s Doh Pyay Doh Myay [Our Land Our Region], the team tours the jade mines of Hpakant.

Hpakant’s grim hills conceal the world’s largest known deposits of jade. Deep veins of the precious stone run throughout the area in south central Kachin State, a region once lush with jungle and woven by clear streams.

The jade that lies under the upturned Kachin hills is of the highest quality.

And it is the most sought after jade on the Chinese market.

Join the Roadshow team as they meet the people of Hpakant, who exist in a dark world fuelled as much by drug addiction, as the hope of striking it rich.

After watching our special feature on Hpakant’s jade curse, follow the team’s journey at or visit the website


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