Route No. 24.
FromaPatanag6 Territory.a-Burma .
ToaMandalay (by land).
Authority.aTwo Natives of British Bur-ma (August and September 1880).
Names of Stages.
This village is on the left hank of the river Irrawaddy.
There is a good landing place, and the bank is not steep. The village consists of 50 small houses.
Each house-owner (four or five excepted) has a cart or more, 4 or 5 bullocks, and 6 or 7 cows.
The principal products of the place are paddy, Indian-corn, and sesamum seed. To the south-east of the village are two tanks, said to contain fish.
The houses here, as well as in other places, are built mostly of bamboos and a few of wood. They are generally roofed with thikkek (a kind of grass) and palm leaves.
The monasteries occupied by the Buddhist monks a^e about the best buildings, and are generally built of wood.
These remarks may be generally applied to other towm and villages passed through on this route.
On the opposite bank is Maloon-myo, said to contain a population of a thousand inhabitants. It is the headquarters of a Myo-oke.
A cart road passes through the middle of Patanagd and leads to Koolee-kone fort and Myin-goon town. The road is wide and dry even in the rains. Following this road to the north, at 4,360 paces distant, a track is met, which leads to the river on one side, and to a monastery on the other. Near this is Paya-gyee village. Opposite Koolee-kone is the old town of Myin-hla, said to contain 400 inhabitants.
Leave Koolee-kone by a track which leads in a northerly direction across the fields, and passes within sight of Gway-kone village. Near it is a hill with a pagoda on it, about 400 paces distant from Koolee-kone.
This village is half a mile from the fort, and J mile from river. It consists of about 30 huts. There is a pagoda on top of a hill close by, which is about 300 feet high.
Then by cart road to Tha-zee village, which is nearly a mile from the fort This village is also called Tha-zee-taing-da, and consists of about 40 huts ; and half a mile north of it is a small stream, breast high ; current moderate. It is said to be dry in October. A cart road runs from Thazee to Toung-dwen-gyee.
Is a village of 40 huts, miles north-west of Tha-zee. There is a zayat in good order near it.
This town is surrounded by hedges and branches of thorn. It has two gates. Most of the towns and villages are protected in this way. This town is supposed to contain 4,000 inhabitants. There are walled pagodas to the north and west of the town.
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