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RANGOON TO MOULMEIN.
fine kyaungs, the flight of steps leading up to the U-zana pagoda is reached. Although steep and formidable-looking, the view to be obtained from the terrace well repays the labour of climbing. A full description of this pagoda is given in detail further on, so we will for the time being ignore its presence and look further afield.
Looking towards the east the country, for miles in extent, lies as it were at our feet. The blue hills in the far off horizon are the Dawna chain, and to the south-east on a clear day, M-l-yit, the highest summit (5,500 feet) may sometimes be seen. Beyond these hills lies the kingdom of Siam. The lower hills below the Dawna, mark the position of Kaukareit, which is situated at their base. This village is the starting point for the pass leading through Myawadi to Raheng in Siam.
Scattered throughout the plain, jagged isolated masses of rocks are seen, shooting straight up from the fields around them. These are of limestone, and were evidently upheaved by volcanic agency in remote ages, when the plains below were beneath the sea-level. Many of these masses of rock contain caves, some of which are of vast extent and adorned wTith stalactites and stalagmites. Those rocks to be seen immediately in a line with a small white pagoda on the summit of a low range of hills across the river, contain the Farm Caves, a description of which is given elsewhere. Those more distant to the left are the Damatha Caves, on the banks of the Gyne. The river meandering in the plain is the Attaran, which is formed by the junction of the Zami and the Win-ra, both rising in the Siam Yomas. This river joins the Gyne about two miles above Daing-wn-kwin. The. low hills to the south-east are known as the Taung-waing Hills. In the neighbourhood are situated extensive fruit gardens. The Dorian and Mangosteen here flourish to perfection. These hills are a favourite resort for picnic seekers, and a good road connects them with the town.
Having now fairly exhausted our list of objects of interest, let us cross the pagoda platform to its western face. Taking upHaving now fairly exhausted our list of objects of interest, let us cross the pagoda platform to its western face. Taking up