the bank. The dry sandy beds of many watercourses are seen to east. These are shallow, wide and sandy, and at present quite dry ; but a good rainfall converts them into raging torrents that sweep away all before them.
A few miles north of Kyouk-yeh we pass the village of Toung-baloo.
Toung-baloo ^ is situated on tlle east bank on a high plateau
400 yards long and 60 feet high. To the south is the dry bed of a river, beyond which is a clump of palmyras and some pagodas. Further on, the ground again slopes upwards.
Tins high ground, though a good deal cut up by ravines, stretches inland fAr a considerable distance, increasing in height/ It is a sandstone formation and rather barren, sparsely covered with scrub jungle.
The village of Meh-wah is passed before reaching this. At 3-35 we V*sS a small village to the east, with the usual supply of boats and a little cultivation. Far away in the west is seen a large tope of trees, which doubtless shelters some town of importance. Further on and on the west bank, we no^ see the town of Salen-myo. It is in a large tope of dark-green trees, from which the sharp points of the pagodas taper gracefully." The trees are clustered like those of an English park, and between, the verdure is fresh an*1 bright. There are a number of boats at Salen. A mile ahead is a bluff, and beyond it a dark tope of trees, with a lot of pagodas.
The village at which we stop is a small place about two miles fr'tf1
Sen-byoo-gyoon. Sen-byoo-gyoon, called, I think, Koon-ywa.
river on which Sen-byoo-gyoon is situated is at present navigable. The country here and for a long distance inland is very fertile, and all about Salen and from it away west to the Arakan hill* is said to be cultivated and rich. We anchor at 3-15 p.m. The bank ^ clay and about 40 feet high. It is flooded every year, as is the country inland on this bank, for a considerable distance. The'road from the Irrawaddy to Arakan via the An pass terminates on this side at Sen-byoo-gyoon. This town is said to contain about 1,000 inhabitants. e
The chief articles cultivated are wheat, paddy, maize, beans, and gram. * '
Leaving Sen-byoo-gyoon, the river is full of islands, through the midst o* Fourth dayaSen-byoo-gyoon which our course lies. A few miles later we PflSS toNyouno:oo the village of Kya-bin to west. Here a cluster
Departure 5-30; amval 4-45. 0f pagodas appear riging from grQye of
Kya"bin- rind trees. Behind this the ground rises at A
gentle slope towards the north like a bank and then loses itself in the oLo1? , point einA about 500 feet- Just behind these pagodas and bearing 2o0 is a lofty peak of the Arakan Yoma, and a still higher mass bears du* north. At this part the river after bending five miles in a north-westerygentle slope towards the north like a bank and then loses itself in the oLo1? , point A einA about 500 feet- Just behind these pagodas and bearing 2o0 is a lofty peak of the Arakan Yoma, and a still higher mass bears du* north. At this part the river after bending five miles in a north-westery