Route No. 29.
FromaMoulmein Territory*aBritish Burma.
Karnes of Stages.
In'rr: 1 Total.
2. Kan-hleik (L)
10. Paphoon or
ToaZimmay (via Sal ween and Yonzalcen rivers). Authority.aJ. Coryton, Esq. (letterto the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, 1870).
1st (lav.aBoat. Pass Martaban (R. bank) and reach Sampanago (li. bank).
2nd day.aBoat. Pass the following villages :aTongein (Li, Pahlren (L), and Wcnkyan (L), and reach Kaulik. N.B.a This would be a short journey with a flood tide. Tongein could be easily reached on lirst day.
3rd day.aBoat. Villages passedaTroklah (L), Pahgat (Rs Myncgalay (R), Kamao-katseen (L),and Poungbay (L).
N. B.aPaan might be reached at end of second day if Tongein were reached on the first.
4th day.aBoat. Reach Shwaygaon. This is the last village of importance in British territory passed after leaving Moulmein. From this point upwards Burmese is little spoken by the natives. Huts are seen at intervals along the river bank. Villages passedaPabao (R), Moakaht (R), Mitshan (R), Mukraing (R), Murzai (L), Kanprain (R), Oodung (L), Me-bong (R).
5th day.aBoat. Reach Kankareet. This village, partly Karen and partly Burmese, is at the confluence of the Yoonzaleen (up which the route passes) with the Sal-ween. A large island. Kaunloon occupies the river just above Shoaygaon. The river is navigable on either side of it. If the eastern passage be selected, you pass in the course of the day Kanee (L) and Kamamoung (L). Proceeding by the western channel you pass Myeng (R), Yetsagain (R), Wakyan (R), and Mazine (R).
6th day.aBoat. Up the Yoonzaleen river. Pass one
village, Pahlee (R). There are no villages on the banks of the Yoonzaleen. They are generally two or three miles inland. The Karens prefer to erect their houses on high ground, where they are less liable to fires than near the river.
8 th day.aBoat. 9th day.aBoat.
10th day.aBoat. Paphoon is the principal post in the extreme north of Tenasserim, and the head-quarters of an Assistant Commissioner. It contains from 40 to 50 houses.10th day.a Boat. Paphoon is the principal post in the extreme north of Tenasserim, and the head-quarters of an Assistant Commissioner. It contains from 40 to 50 houses.