An Excursion into Thayet – Checking Out a Local High School
As we sailed into Thayet late in the afternoon, the skies were cloudy but the sun just came out enough for me to take this amazing photo of the White Pagoda. I researched the White Pagoda in Thayet and have been unable to find its name so I will continue to call it the White Pagoda.
Our excursion began at 8:30 am, we hopped on a bus and our first stop was a local high school. It was a teacher meeting day so we didn’t see any students.
Traditionally, the school libraries are not where students sit and read or even utilize the research materials. They must have special permission to use any of the books.
I think all of us were surprised at the lack of care inside the classrooms and generally inside the building. It was the same in the primary school we saw in Danuphyu. The upkeep of buildings, houses, and their general care do not seem to be an important part of their culture. I did some research on the waste management situation and you can find quite a few articles concerning how problematic it is for the country.
Myanmar’s First Golf Course
The next place our excursion took us was to Myanmar’s first Golf Course built by the British in 1887.
White Pagoda and A Walk Back To the Boat
The last stop on our excursion was the White Pagoda, We spent quite a bit of time there and afterward we were able to return to the boat on foot. We saw a lot of people along the way who made good photography subjects. The people were always willing to have their photos taken and enjoyed seeing themselves on the camera.
Enjoyable Walk Back To the Boat
We enjoyed our walk back to the boat. It was a sunny day and we had a shady path. The people we met along the way were very friendly.
After another delicious lunch, we sailed off to Minhla to see the fort which was important during the third and final Anglo-Burmese war. Read more about it in my next post.