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gaba. Mt Victoria and Kanpetlet in the Pakokku Chin Hills, ideal summer resorts, are inaccessible. But Popa in Myingyan offers cool days and nights to dwellers in the parched plains of the central dry zone. Even as far south as Henzada, Allantaung, on a peak of the Arakan Yoma, is cool and refreshing in the hot season. Jaded residents of the Delta find here relief and recreation. A Commis-
Fig. ii. A wayside stall.
sionera s wife, Mrs Maxwell Laurie, has described Allantaung in the columns of the Indiaman:
A few feet short of the top is a cleared plateau which forms a spacious camping ground, shaded by great banyan trees. To the West lies a country of broken mountains and steep valleys straight across which from the sea comes a breeze, salt, strong, invigorating. To the North and South across a deep, green valley there is a splendid vision of mountains, stretching out range behind range, beyond the limits of sight. Simply to let the imagination roam along the lovely, sweeping ridges satisfied