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MOUNTAINS AND HILLS
district. Other peaks in or on the borders of Putao attain heights of 11,000,12,000 and 14,000 feet. The district itself, save for the plain of Hkamti-long, is a mass of hills and mountains. In the north-west, on the borders of Singaling
Fig. 20. The road to Kalaw.
Hkamti, lofty hills separate Burma from Assam. Here is Nwemauktaung or Saramati (12,557 feet), long regarded as the highest peak in Burma but now known to be dwarfed by the giant of Putao. From this mass of hills branches the Pondaung range, running southward through Upper and Lower Chindwin and Pakokku, with heights from 2000 to