penetrable jungle, which, though fascinating to look upon, would hardly be agreeable to get through.
On approaching Mandalay the country improves still further, and becomes exceedingly charming. The hills draw quite near, and are crowned with hundreds of dainty little pagodas, and many small
bird's-eye view of mandalay and the seven hundred and seventy-seven pagodas.
native villages. Wherever you cast your eye the spires of these lovely little shrines shoot up. Here a solitary one stands out on the crest of a hill, or a delicate company of them are gathered together in. the midst of a grove of palms and bananas.
Mandalay itself is a curiously unfinished place. It rather resembles an overgrown village whichMandalay itself is a curiously unfinished place. It rather resembles an overgrown village which