SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
consisting of four strings stretched along a tail-board, which attached to the polished half of a cocoa-nut shell. When the guifcar was played, the cocoa-nut portion was placed near the naked body* otherwise the notes were less pleasing.
i rom Lampun to Chieng Mai, a distance of 17 miles, the route is perfectly flat. Chieng Mai, the chief town of the Lao Fung stands at an elevation of 1000 feet above mean sea-level. It is 1 square, and is surrounded bv a moat and high walls, with
1 AO WOMAN OF MUANG CHIEKG MAI.
principal gateways. From the north-east corner a semi-circU^a earthwork, with an irregular outline as high as the city wall, s^'e * round to the south-west corner, its greatest distance from the in wall being about half a mile. This wall, which has gates c0lj^ sponding to the city gates, was built by the Siamese when, 1111 .j King Narai, they took the city by storm in 1661. Chieng Mai is ^1 out in streets, and the temples are numerous and handsome. 1 is a daily market, managed almost entirely by women, who do all