Published for the Royal Geographical Society by J. Murray,
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THE UPPER MEKONG-, SIAM.
northa as dirty and ugly as the dirtiest Chinamena were also anxious to sell Chinese slippers, sheepskin coats, walnuts and sandals, and shortly after left for the south, like others we had met at Muang Sa. From M. Sa I gathered they were going to make westward toward
WAT BEN YEUN, M. SA.
M. Pray. Some of the Burmese brought me some sapphires from Chieng Kong, and there were some fine stones, but was a time surprised to find they had no rubies. Coloured quar zes also found in this neighbourhood, and are cut for ornamen
EAST GATE OP NAN.
rupee is the current coin, and the Burmese shopkeepers and a Chinaman or two were the only people who would exchange our money for usa at the rate of three salung to the rupee.
The sight of Nan is the early morning market, to which before sunrise the women are seen coming from all directions, wrapped in their long plaidsa for such, indeed, the Lao cloak is, both in pattern end mode of wearing. The market is held within the walls in the open
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