Route No. 3aconcld. From Banong to Mandalayaconcld.
KAmes of Stages. Intermediate. Total. Rivers. Remarks.
a___ Miles. Miles.
^ Ken-lay 12 401 ... General direction N.W. For about 8 miles road passes through same country as last march, and arrives at the top of the Nat-tit pass, which is long, rough and laborious and 8,000 feet high. No villages on the road to Ken-lay, and only three small streams of water. Ken-lay is the military post dividing Burma from the Shan States.
^aYa-kine ... 12 413 Patmg-lang General direction N.W. After a short ascent reach the large plain of the Irrawaddy called Lay-dwen-ko-karyne (" nine districts in the fields ") ; remainder of march a dead-level ; road excellent ; cross the Paung-lang. Pass the villages of Ken-dan, Dine, Noboo-nyo, and Men-enma, and on to the large village of Yakine.
^-ben-bo ^a-ghi... 14 12 427 439 Pan-boring and J agir. General direction N. A good road through level country ; whole plain one mass of paddy-fields, with here and there knots of jungle and numerous fruit trees. Country populous ; 5 or 6 villages passed en route, including Tcung-ghi-goe on the Toung-ghi-bouck stream, by which small boats come up from Ava in 5 days. En-ben-bo is a large village. General direction N.W. Route continues over greet plain dotted with various trees ; cross the Pan-boung and Jagir rivers, both more than knee-deep in the dryest season. Country more populous, and indications of approach to large town.
Ava 16 455 Meyat-thee ... General direction N.W. Route passes several large villages, crosses the Pan-boung river by ford, and the Meyat-thee by fine bridge of Moung-O.
^ ^ndaky... 3 458 ... Over the same plain.
^oni Bhamo ^ritory.aBurma.
Route No. 4.
ToaKoung-boo (on Upper Irrawaddy).
Authority.aNative Explorer, 1879-pO (By water and land).
On the 7th November 1879 the explorers left Bhamo with some Shan Kadaos who were starting for Howka with salt, and took them at Rs. 5 each. Maingka is on the left bank of the Irrawaddy, and was reached the Aune evening.On the 7th November 1879 the explorers left Bhamo with some Shan Kadaos who were starting for Howka with salt, and took them at Rs. 5 each. Maingka is on the left bank of the Irrawaddy, and was reached the A une evening.