Route No. 37acontd. From Patanag to Mandalayacontd.
Names of Stages.
Tharpan-zeik ... Kayin-ywa aa
' Pay-daw Wefc-ma-soot ...
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There is nothing remarkable to note about this village.
Two and a quarter mile further north is Ale-gyoung, which consists of one family. The number of huts is about 30. There is a small stream close by which bears the same name. It was dry then.
Proceeding in a northerly direction arrive at Tha-pan-zeik, which contains about 50 huts.
Then proceed along the bank of the river and arrive at Kayin-ywa. This consists of about 30 huts. There is a small stream near this village called Kayin-gyoung. It was about feet deep in deepest part, but the current was weak. On the opposite bank is Ma-gyee-chay-douk, a small village containing about 25 huts.
Paydaw village is 31 miles north-west of Ma-gyee village.
Proceed along banks of river until Wet-ma-soot is reached. This small town contains 700 inhabitants, and is the head-quarters of a Myo-oke.
Leaving Wet-ma-soot proceed in a north westerly direction.
At 1 mile ford the Nyoung-oke-choung. There is a little village on the opposite side of this stream, which is supposed to bear the same name. About a mile to the north is the Kyee-zoo village, which is situated on both sides of a nameless stream. Bezeik is a mile from Tha-pan-zeek.
Yone-zeek is 1 mile north-west of Behzeek, and consists of 40 huts.
Sa-daing-kan village is 2 miles from Yonezeek.
Nyoung-hla is If miles north of Sa-daing-kan. This is one of the ports of call of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company's steamers.
Sit-ta-bway is H miles north of Nyounghla, and a mile above this is Yay-nan-gyoung-myo.
This is the residence of a woon, and is famous for petroleum, of which there are many wells in the adjacent villages. All the hills here are accessible to artillery.
Almost every village posseses cows, fowls, and pigs in fair numbers. A journey by the route along the river would become practicable about the end of August. A large number of boats were seen on the river. Every town and village on the river possesess an adequate number of boats. Large jars are manufactured here for earth oil. Two small streams run through the townaone is shallow and the other bridged : the bridge shaky.
Leave Yay-nan gyoung and travel north-west, keeping telegraph wire m view.
A village of 45 small huts.A village of 45 small huts.