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ice to the astonishment of the Burman from the plains. In the Chin Hills, the annual rainfall varies from 50 to 110 inches. The Shan plateau enjoys a temperate climate and a consistent rainfall varying from 60 to 80 inches1.
Hill Stations. In most parts of the Province, except the true Delta and the plain country to the east thereof, are to be found in the hills refuges from the severity of the
Fig. 10. Kalaw.
hot season. Maymyo, on the edge of the Northern Shan States, though on a plateau only 3400 feet above the sea, is yet comparatively cool in the warm months, cold but not too cold in winter, wet but not too wet in the rains. Kalaw, the Mussoorie of Burma, lying among pine-groves on the border of the Myelat, is another popular summer resort. Toungoo has a comfortable hill station at Than-daung and Bhamo the cool and healthy heights of Sinlum-
1 A table of rainfall is given in Appendix I.