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MANDALAY TO BHAMO BY STEAMER.
pagoda, and has besides, several monasteries in a ruined condition. Prior to the annexation, the monasteries were inhabited, and the pools below the islands were the home of a species of carp, which were held sacred. Many of them were gilded about the head and fins, and a royal order made fishing within three miles of the island a penal offence. The kyaungs are now deserted and the fish dispersed. U-Hmat the "Ruby King" of Mogok, has lately repaired the pagoda, which has an annual festival attended by vast crowds, from all parts of Upper Burma.
The village of Thabeik-gyin is prettily situated on the sloping banks of the river. This place is the port for the Ruby Mines District, and a metalled road, sixty-one miles in length, runs from the river bank to Mogk. At the following places on the road, dk bungalows have been provided for the convenience of travellers.
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Total 61 miles.
About twelve miles to the north west of Mogk is the hill station of Bernard Myo, so called from Sir Charles Bernard. The station is 7,555 feet above sea level, and is garrisoned by troops from the Shwbo cantonments.
THE RUBY MINES OF BURMA.
Sixty-one miles from the river Irrawaddi, in a north-easterly direction from Mandalay, the former capital of ex-King Thibaw's dominions, amid ranges of mountains separating Burma proper from the Shan States, the famous ruby bearing tracts are found.
It is from these Mines that the greater quantity of the world's supplies of rubies have been secured.It is from these Mines that the greater quantity of the world's supplies of rubies have been secured.