Boute No. 3acontd. From Banong to Manda layacontd.
General direction N.E. Road at starting, through jungte for most part more open, in a ravine amongst the hills, in some parts rocky and unpleasant, with one or two patches of clearing and small streamlets ; then through country which has been some time under cultivation.
General direction N.E. Road np and down rocky hills and along rocky ravins, but not so open. No signs of habitation or cultivation. Some of the hills steep and difficult, and some of the timber larger than before.
General direction N.W. Six hours' march, 10J for elephants. At first through bamboo jungles, winding amongst the hills up the bed of a stream, ascends a steep hill on which is the Karennee boundary. From this the rest of the march lies through tree jungle more or less thick, with occasional patches of A a mile of bamboo and some .scattered fir trees. Road better and hills less lofty.
General direction N.E. Road tolerably good at finit, then very bad. A rocky,descent for more than an hour, at the bottom of which is a bush jungle forming the site of the populous town of Salaung; cross May-neem and reach Salaung, a miserable 20-hut village.
General direction N.E. Good road along valley for some distance ; crosses repeatedly a small stream that runs into the May-neap river. Always water in its bed, though sometimes it runs for a mile or two under the sand. High hills are around.
General direction N.E. Through a rocky country, great portion jungle of bamboos. Country still hilly, but path runs over none of any height. After 3 hoars reach level plain, 10 or 12 miles in diameter, a grea portion covered with bair, tamarind, and catechu trees, and c. Soil sandy and poor ; numerous cattle. Large village or Ban-hSat, containing 150 houses, situated on the western bank of the May-ting, a river of considerable size, It has a weak stockade. There are other villages in the plain.
General direction S. W. Leaving Ban-h5at, rettirn for short distance (10 minutes) along the road. Then proceed 20 miles along a cart-road across the valley, where enter a pass in the hills, which soon opens into a second narrow valley, with a village of 20 or 30 houses. A great part of valley under cultivation ; it is about 10 miles long, and is crossed in 4 minutes, when there is a roky, bad ascent in the bed of a winter torrent, a great part of the way over large loose rocks, which occupies an hour, when it desr ends into the valley of May-neam, in which the town of Mok-may is situated, containing 300 or 350 houses* some pagodas a kyoung, and a small stockade ont of repair. Though the town contains many inhabitants, they live in can*? tinual dread of the Karens. ^
teneral direction N.E. Agoodroadleads diagonally across about one-half the length of the valley, some 10 or 13 miles-. The width of the valley is about 10 miles a soil white and poor. Ascend the hill, bounding the valler for half an hour, near a stream, which pours down itsA teneral direction N.E. Agoodroadleads diagonally across about one-half the length of the valley, some 10 or 13 miles-. The width of the valley is about 10 miles a soil white and poor. Ascend the hill, bounding the valler for half an hour, near a stream, which pours down its