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MANDALAY CITY OR FORT DUFFERIN.
pagoda which is seen to the north-west, and is recognized by its huge size and shape. (The description of this pagoda is given in Route XV.)
The tall chimney seen to the right of the north-west corner of the city wall is Dyer's Brewery (formerly the Royal Gun Factory) wrhere excellent beer and stout are manufactured. Close to it are the ruins of the King's saw-mill, long since abandoned and deserted. Looking towards the extra-mural city, the principal objects seen will be the spire of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the smaller spire beyond being that of the Judson Memorial Chapel of the American Baptist Mission.
Of pagodas, the Ein-dawya is seen beyond the bridge crossing the Shw-da-Chaung in C. Road, while the golden pagoda near the Convent is the Shw-Kyi-myin Pagoda.
Descending now by the flight of steps on the southern face of the hill, the Cantonment Cemetery, the Rifle Range, the Race Course, and the lines of the Queen's Own Sappers and Maners are seen to the west of the hill, and interspersed among these are numerous monasteries and other religious buildings, erected either by the King himself or some of his ministers.
Half way down you come to the platform, with the charred stumps of posts still protruding through the cement floor, on which stood the celebrated Shw-Yat-dau, an immense standing wooden figure of Gaudama, thirty-five feet high, with the right hand extended, and the finger pointing to the Shw-pyathat of the palace, while at the feet knelt a figure of Ananda, the beloved disciple and cousin of the Buddha. This figure was unfortunately burned down two or three years ago.
Close to the foot of the steps is the immense stone image called the Kyauk-da-gyi Paya.
The total height of the hill is 954 feet, while that on which the Shw-Yat-dau stood was 814 feet.
Yan-kin-taung.aThis is the name given to the low hill to the east of the city, and is reached by driving straight out from the East Gate.Yan-kin-taung.a This is the name given to the low hill to the east of the city, and is reached by driving straight out from the East Gate.