Temples and Elephants.
placed across the river. Judging from the number of lights moving about on shore, the people were evidently engaged in fishing; so, in order not to interfere with them, I had the boat hauled up the bank a short distance above the town, and here we slept for the night.
On awaking in the morning, the view that lay before me struck me as being so exceedingly pretty and characteristic, that I made a sketch of it, which is
View near Kiang Hai.
shown in the accompanying illustration. Right in front, rising from a plain in the foreground, was a hill, on the summit of which were a temple and phrachedee, the gilt spires of which glistened in the rosy beams of the rising sun; while another temple, with a phrachedee contiguous, stood close to the river, partially surrounded by trees.
Presently I went into the village, and called upon the Chow Hluang, who said the only accommodationPresently I went into the village, and called upon the Chow Hluang, who said the only accommodation