Route No. 35acontd. From Myin-gyan to Nyin-gganacontd.
Names of Stages.
4L Mitbalan, 10A
From thence to Puttan is about one and a half miles over a very bad low lying road across paddy-fields.
Leaving Puttan you come to the bed of a small stream quite dry at this season. There could not be more than 2 feet of water in this at any time. The road lies along the bed of this stream for about 200 yards, and then joins the road that leads to Tummee-gaan. This road is good the whole way. Just before reaching the village are two wells of water and a nice resting place under a tine tamarind tree. This is a small village.
About a quarter of a mile after leaving Tummee-gaan you pass another well. The road from this to Thoom-mor-gycc, about 3 miles distant, is very good. This place is plentifully supplied with water from three or four wells. The head man is a Thoo-gyee.
Small stream Leaving Thoom-mor-gyee cross a small stream with little j water in it now and not deep at any time. It is about 60 yards wide, and has a sandy bottom, the banks very little raised. About 2 miles further on you come to Yemrna-been.
This is a very small village. Immediately after leaving Yemma-been the road skirts the edge of a large bea of sand and mud, a very small stream running at the east end of it. This is very bad in the rains. Crossing a small hill another similar sand and mud patch is crossed. A few paddy-fields and a village called Bomoo-goon on one side. Little cultivation.
Close to the village, after leaving it, the road crosses a small stream, which is perhaps the same passed at Yemma-been. Afier this pass through a very small growing jungle, the soil very stony and hard, to Lindor. The water at this place is supplied from a deep well. Not much cultivation.
The road passes through paddy-fields. A few houses on the way. Thempalet contains 8 or 10 houses, and is situated in dry scrubby jungle. Good water is procured from a large and deep well.
Leaving Thampalet proceed in a south-easterly direction, and pass a small village of 10 or 12 houses. Just after passing these the lake of Mitlialan can be seen.
The road now lies over a very fertile plain, many miles in extent, and highly cultivated. Rice, maize, cucumbers, pumpkins, and tobacco seem to be the principal crops. After passing over this the road lies across a small grass plain up to the bridge. This is built of teak wood, and is 12 feet wide and 60 feet long. It is strong and for a Burmese bridge in good repair. It spans the neck of the Mithalan lake.
The plain extends about 15 miles south. To north is scrub jungle, which extends with intervals of clearings right up to Ava. It is nearly all bush jungle, and quite open.The plain extends about 15 miles south. To north is scrub jungle, which extends with intervals of clearings right up to Ava. It is nearly all bush jungle, and quite open.