One of our most wonderful experiences in Bagan this year was our visit to a small school in Minnanthu village.
Our guide (Oak Kar) walked into the school yard and asked the children to gather around. We had carried pencils, pens, note pads, stickers, and most importantly, American candy from the other side of the world to give to these children, and we began to give them away.
The children were pretty excited, but quiet and very sweet. They were also just as curious about the blond and light-skinned people visiting their school. It was probably quite a surprise.
We only had a short time with these sweet little people, but we loved it. Maybe we'll get a chance to go back sometime.