Boute No. 4aconcld.
From Bhamo to Koung-booaconcld.
of Stages. Intermediate. Total. Rivers. Remarks.
^^g-dama... ^yone *** Z Wka ^OllTlfA 1 2 5 4 4 ... ... Left bank. Left bank. Arrived here on 15th November. From Ayeing-dama upwards on every sandbank that is formed the people wash for gold with great success. The river here is about 2,000 paces wide, the eastern bank being 18 feet above the water. Ayeing-dama is an old and once populous city, and is called after a king who lived here. There are the remains of a fort. The place was of importance till the reign of the Burmese King Alompra. A large trade used to be carried on with China and large tracts of paddy land lie fallow. At present there are 40 houses of Shan Kadoos and live of Kachins The former pay revenue to Burma; the latter do not here nor anywhere else. Right bank. Right bank. Left bank. Gold washed for here. The inhabitants since leaving the island of finote-cbo have been chiefly Kadoos. There is much fine teak and other useful timber here.
^g-boo 34 The people of Koung-boo and Talaw wash for gold. Above Talaw are two tributaries, the Nam-Mala and Nam-tabet stream ; up these Chinese, Shans and Kadoos live. They are subject to the Kanloung King. The former pay taxes also to Burma. They grow opium. The Kachins hereabouts obtain lead ore from the hills. They take the lead to Bhamo. There is a road to China from Nam-tabet by which merchants bring cloth and iron cooking pots. Above Nam-tabet is a plain occupied by Kamtees (Shan).
Route No. 5.
Authority.aLieutenant-Colonel Jebb, 67th Regiment, 1876.
**** of Stages. Intermediate. Total. Rivers. Remarks.
^SAICO. ^Ait-kaa 21 ... ... Two days' march over flat ground. Provisions, ammunition and baggage conveyed up to this place by the Taping Choung river in cotton cargo boats.