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CHAPTER VI LAKES
The largest lake is Indawgyi in Myitkyina, covering an area of 80 square miles. Surrounded on three sides by
Fig. 22. Royal Lake, Rangoon.
wooded hills, its placid waters present a scene of unsurpassed loveliness. Seldom visited in former years, it was a favourite theme of legend and romance. Fair floating islands moved upon its bosom and the fabled unicorn roamed on its grassy borders. These roseate visions have vanished, but the perfect beauty of Indawgyi is not a dream or myth.