This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Hill station in the Toungoo township of Toungoo District, Lower Burma, situated in 19° 3' N. and 96° 36' E., 22 miles east-north-east of Toungoo town, with which it is connected by road. It stands on a ridge surrounded by picturesque scenery, 4,200 feet above the sea, and contains a large dak-bungalow, an hotel, and a steadily increasing number of private residences. In 1901 its inhabi- tants numbered less than 50, but the total has risen since then. No records of temperature are kept in the station, but the thermometer rises little above 70° in the hot season. The rainfall is very heavy during the monsoon. Steps are being taken to improve the means of communication between Toungoo and Thandaung, and there is every prospect that Thandaung will be a useful sanitarium for the residents of Lower Burma