Eat Shwe Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon. The Finest Buddhist Temple
in all Indo-China, Containing Alleged Relics of Gautama. It is Gilded
Base to Summit and May be Seen Forty Miles at Sea] [Illustration: PLATE
XXXVI Entrance to the Shwe Dagon Pagoda.
On Each Side is an
Enormous Leogryph, Built of Brick and Covered With Plaster. The
Porch Has a Superbly Carved Roof] [Illustration:
PLATE XXXVII Burmese Worshipping Before Shrine in the Pagoda at Rangoon.
These Figures, Mainly Women and Children, Show the National Dress. Note
the Richness of Decoration of the Shrines.] [Illustration: PLATE XXXVIII
Riverside Scene at Rangoon. Here
Are the Native Cargo
Boats Which Bring Rice and Other Products Down the Irrawaddy.
Rangoon Has a Trade Second Only to That of Calcutta and Bombay]
PLATE XXXIX Trained Elephant Piling Teak at Rangoon. This
Is One of the Great Sights of the Orient. The Elephants Work
in the Lumber Yards Along the Water-front and Lift Logs That Weigh One
and One-Half Tons] [Illustration:
PLATE XL Palm Avenue, Royal Lakes, Rangoon. This Characteristic View is
>From a Pretty Park in Rangoon. It Shows the Summit of the Pagoda
in the Distance] INDIA, THE LAND OF TEMPLES, PALACES AND MONUMENTS
CALCUTTA, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL