Wanderings in Burma by G.W. Bird
Burmese Historical Reprint Series No. 2
An early guidebook from the late 19th century. Contains information on the country, its people, old cities, and many holy sites. The first part includes chapters on: Geographical Summary, Shan States, General Information, Languages of Burma, The Burmese Language, Religion in Burma, Chief Towns of Burma, Historical Summary, Burmese Administration, The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and List of Important Personages. The second part traces 24 routes through Burma: Rangoon and environs, Excursions from Rangoon, Rangoon to Pegu, Rangoon to Prome by Rail, Prome and Environs, Rangoon to Bassein, Rangoon to Prome by River, Rangoon to Moulmein, Rangoon or Moulmein to Tavoy and Mergui, Rangoon to Akyab by Coasting Steamer, Mandalay to Prome by Steamer, Mandalay City or Fort Dufferin, To Sagaing, Amarapura, Mingun, Ava, Shwebo, Pagan, Mandalay to Bahmo by Steamer, Rangoon to Mandalay by Rail, Mandalay to Mogaung by Rail, Pakokku to Kindat and Homalhi, and Mandalay to May Myo.
Bangkok 2003, reprint from 1897
Size 135 x 210 mm.
513 pages, 66 pp. illus., 20 pp. maps