The Silken East v
Happily it is not all new. It is served by an immemorial river upon whose bosom a great life pulses ; it is dominated by an edifice whose stateliness and beauty are unsurpassed in Burma ; and in its streets fifty races gather to give it picturesqueness. Unlike most Eastern cities, it is devoid of mystery. Its streets lie open to the eye, its life moves much upon the surface. Superficial visitors are apt to pass it by as of little interest. Yet there is much in it that will " repay investigation."
the sul pagoda
Under this pagoda Alompra buried alive a Talaing Prince to keep watch and ward over his new city of Rangoon