It is situated in a beautiful country, the buildings extending partly over the hill occupied by the monastery and partly over the valley below.
The extant remains of the town of Mycenae are spread over the hill between the village of Charvati and the Acropolis.
The teak tree grows all over the hill districts north of latitude 15°, but seems to attain its best development on the west, and on the east does not appear to be found south of 17°.
From Ta Hsang Le large trading boats ply regularly to Kyaukhnyat, whence the traders make their way by land over the hill to Papun, and so down the Yonzalin.
Here a cross-road, running over the hill to join the main Medina road from the western gate, turns off to the west by the pass of Kada, the point from which the troops of the Prophet stormed the city (A.H.