Route No. 35acontd. From Myin-gyan to Nyin-gyanacontd.
Names of Stages.
Koola-zway Chouk-pone .. Koom-bo-bie ..
2. Paing, 17J.. Mah-line-myo..
This is the head-quarters of a magistrate. There are great quantities of toddy palm grown around the town, and the people drink freely. The headman asked Mr. Boxall for some brandy, and on his pouring some ont in a wine glass suggested a tumbler. He was accordingly helped to a tumblerful, which he drank with mnch apparent satisfaction.
The town is stockaded with a hedge of thorns.
Water from a well, bad. Leaving Toung-tha the direction is south-east. The Myin-gyan hills are on the left and do not rise above 5X) feet above the plain, and are very dry. Pass a small village, and then reach Nigonk-chan. This village contains about 50 houses. The water-supply is bad.
A small village of 20 houses on top of a small hill. From this place you can see a small zayat built on the top ola hill about half-way beween this and Chouk-pone.
A small village of about 20 miserable looking houses. A little to the west of this village in the valley are a few more houses, which probably belong to it.
A miserable looking village of 7 or 8 houses.
The road from Toung-tha to this place is very bad, and in many places so narrow that there is only room for a single cart to pass at a time. * It is frequently necee* sary to halt near such places while a line of carta ait passing. Water is brought from a distance.
Just before reaching Zon-zin the road is a little better, and a stream is crossed before entering the village. This stream is supplied from a large tank above it, which appears to be artificially made, as it is bunded aciOM. It seemed to be well supplied with water.
The road is good, with the exception of one or two plaeesA which would be very bad in the rains. Paing is a moderately large village, supplied with water from two wells. All around it are great quantities of toddy pA|iy A good quantity of rice appears to be grown here.
This seems to be the great market for the snrronndtaf country. Products such as cotton, rice, tAl seed, milk*A are brought here. From three to four hundred eaiti were there the day that Mr. Boxall passed through. B is not a large place, but the woon of the district iitAi there. He is a very pleasant fellow. Water-supply gooi from several wells.
Leaving Mah-line-myo a small tank is passed at the fiifk quarter of a mile. This contains plenty of water f* cattle, but would most likely be dry before the rains ti* in. Poun-dee-dora is left a little distance on the rigfctA
* The road is a sandy gravel. Near all the villages the roads are hedged in.* The road is a sandy gravel. Near all the villages the roads are hedged in.