By late April, after a three-month mission, most survivors had crossed the Chindwin river
, after marching up to 1,000 miles.
In 1998, excavations on the edge of an extinct volcanic crater at Nyaunggan, lying near the left bank of the Chindwin river
, revealed an intact Bronze Age cemetery.
The third incident that stood out for me was the extraordinary adventure of four desperate soldiers who decided to raft down the Chindwin River
to get back to their lines during the retreat from Imphal across the Arakan mountains.
The Hukaung Valley also feeds the economically and environmentally important Chindwin river
, the chief tributary of the Irrawaddy river.
The Somra Tract included the western slopes and tributaries of the Chindwin River
between Homalin and Tamanthi and up to the Manipur and Naga Hills (Assam) boundaries.
On the third day, the column reached the Uyu River, a tributary that flowed 60 miles west to join the Chindwin River
at the city of Homalin east of the mountain range that separated Burma from India.
After the start of the monsoon the Japanese established a firm defensive line along the Chindwin River
, not far from the Indian border.
The Belmond Orcaella will also cruise the temple-studded Chindwin River
. The Ancient Kingdom package also visits Lampang for a tour in horse-drawn carriages, originally imported from England for use by Thai nobility.
For Operation Longcloth, Wingate divided his 3,000 rigorously trained British and Gurkha infantry into seven columns and found enough gaps in the Japanese positions along the east bank of the Chindwin river
to get them and about 1,000 terrified pack mules over it.
Tom then fought with his unit through the Kabaw Valley and crossed the Chindwin River
using rough wooden boats towing mules behind them.
In 1995 the IFC's banner was raised again by Paul Starchan, an enterprising young Scotsman who introduced `expedition cruising' not only on the Ayeyarwady but also on the major tributary of the Chindwin river
. His low-impact expeditions are unique in Myanmar's tourism, taking trade to small communities along the rivers in shallow-drafted boats, with profits helping to fund local projects, such as orphanages.