summit of the hill, and the world that expands from it is of rare and great beauty. From where these people are seated at prayer, there is unfolded between each of the golden pillars and the carved eaves of the tazoung a picture of wide plains, yellow with the ripening harvest ; of green villages under the shelter of great trees, of winding rivers and straight highways, of mountains flung in fantastic forms on the level spaces. From the town below a stream of worshippers flows up and down the steep, winding stairs ; old men, who laugh at each other for getting blown ; pretty women in silks of delicate hues ; and flower-like children who climb, holding their sandals in their hands out
of reverence for the sacred place.
The view from Moulmein Hill is famous in Burma, and its praises are for ever on the lips of its people.
THE LIMESTONE CAVES AT MOULMEINTHE LIMESTONE CAVES AT MOULMEIN