of a purple grot at its base. It has been the theatre of more agonising scenes than the muddiest and hottest stream in the provinces, scenes that have won for it the name of Teegaunga4 The Brook of Weeping.' For it has not been only in time of deluge that Zway-kabyin has been chosen as a refuge." In the days of the conqueror, Alompra, a large number of Karen were
THE ROAD TO ZWAY-KABYIN
besieged here by the Siamese, and nearly all of them are believed to have perished for the want of food and water. Whence the place is known as Dongyanga " The Weeping City."
Once a year at the harvest season, when all the Burmese world goes on pilgrimage, the pagoda on the summit of the range is visited by all in its neighbourhood