ti^f8 6videllt1^ eonsi(3erable depth, by no means swift, with a breadth of ffi yards or more, and navigable for boats of lame size : but not a punt or Gallop was to be seen." *
0 . Western Yunan this river is always spoken of with a certain awe, Wh^ff t0 ma^a"ous exhalations which shroud the hollow after sunrise, and said to be deadly. The natives always cross the river before sunrise. 0j i.i vaHey is uninhabitable during the summer months on account are malaria, the natives retiring to the mountains as soon as their fields Pas an(l returning to reap them in the autumn. Very few travellers
^ an(* those hurry through before sunrise. Mr. Baber remarks : "There J be some exaggeration in this, but the main fact is unquestionable. " Affluents. The principal affluents of the Salween area
1. Toung-yeen. I 3. Gyaing, or G yne.
2. Yon -za-leen. 4. Attaran.
(i) The Toung-veen or Thoung-gyeng separates the kingdom of Siam 98*m tlle Amherst of British Burma, Its source is in 16A 27' N. lat. and till't a an^ ^ flows a north-north-west course for 197 miles
W ^0lns the Salween. Its breadth varies considerably below the Hmaing-^ a large affluent from the north which unites with it. Close to its
, ^ the breadth is as much as 1,000 feet ; above it there are places where ]6o not exceed 100. From Mya-wa-dee on the left bank in lat. the 98A 3A', to its mouth there are 47 rapids and falls, where
*anid current renders navigation impossible. Besides these
^ there are rocky gorges caused by the meeting of spurs from the opposite
river is of importance as the outlet for the timber from tribut1 Crests which cover the mountains amongst which it and its
Tfy ^e Hmaing-lwon-gyee flow. It is an advantage of this stream bough it is of considerable size, it is so shallow that soon after the rains to fl can march along its bed without interruption. The time required fan* ^e timber from the upper forests to the Salween is estimated at
fact ^ a ^on-za-leen, or Rwon-za-leng.aThis river derives its name from tle igg . *ts running through a country once inhabited by the B won Shan. It T^111 the north of the mountainous country forming the Salween Hill flAwing nearly south through a narrow rocky valley joins the the }reU Kaw-ka-rit. With a rapid current and a rocky bed, it is even in *aiag ^ leather navigable only with difficulty, and when swollen by the foiling in furious eddies, it is not even navigable by rafts. ' Jbe Gyaing or Gyne is formed by the junction near the village of ^est fA tle Hlaing-bhwai and the Houng-tha-raw. The united waters flow shallop ^ miles and Aal1 into the Salween at Moulmein. It is a broad but aseenj ?V?r w^b numerous sandbanks, navigable only by boats. These can (4W 1 seasAns.
It ig ^ ' The Attaran is formed by the junction of the Lamie and the Wengraw. ^tirse narrcrw deep, and somewhat sluggish stream with a north-north-west ^ase *s navigable for a considerable distance. A small steamer fttyn ^ nc* very nearly to the junction of the two streams. One day's journey Th^ are some hot springs.
ls river, or as it is sometimes written the Tsit-toung, is remarkable Sitt for its extraordinary trumpet-shaped mouth, the
balled th te ang velocity and dangerous nature of the tidal wave
e " bore, " which sweeps up it, the enormous quantity of silt helde " bore, " which sweeps up it, the enormous quantity of silt held