The Silken East v
we proposed staying some days. During our stay, I made short excursions to different parts of the country, and found little variation in its appearance ; it was very beautiful, though but half-cultivated, and I was everywhere treated with respect."
At Sinbaung-we there is a large island mentioned
the launch at anchor
both by Symes and Yule. A short distance above it is Longyi-ua, and the people relate that a king's boat was once caught in the whirlpool near this island, and that it had to be pulled ashore by the villagers with a rope made of their longyis or silken kilts.
Just before coming to Sinbaung-we, there is a cluster of white pagodas on the west bank, and a little village