Friday, September 6, 2013

Hotels and Resorts: Where to sleep in Bagan

See the locations on Bagan Hotels and Resort Google Map

Do you like to stay close to the old pagodas and temples? Then the hotels in Old Bagan or nearby will be the better location, as you can see on the Google Map mentioned above.

Old Bagan

Aung Mingalar Hotel: Si Pin Thar Yar Road, opposite Shwe Si Gone Pagoda. Central location near restaurants, shops and bus station, but mixed reviews on and

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Bungalow courtyard
See also photo on

Aye Yar Riverview Resort: Near Bu Pagoda. After renovation of the resort quite good reviews on See pictures on

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate: Most of reception staff hardly speak English according to one review, noisy aircon in the room, critisizes another, but a renovation is ongoing according to another review on, and a Swiss general manager has arrived, so this hotel could be worth a try.

Picture by The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
Deluxe room

Picture by The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
The pool

Yar Kinn Thar Hotel: Anawrahta Road. Quite good reviews on

Between Old and New Bagan

Bagan Aureum Palace Hotel: Very good reviews on The hotel is the property of U Tay Za, reportedly the richest man in the country — and a close associate of its former military dictator, General Than Shwe, as the New York Times reported.

Picture by Stephen_Khine

Picture by Esme Vos
The pool

Picture by Pangea Travel

Bagan Thande Hotel: From 65 USD. One two storey building and twenty-four chalet type bungalows, with swimming pool, on the banks of the Irrawaddy river. It was built in 1922 for the then Prince of Wales of Britain when he visited Bagan. Many very good reviews on

Picture by marhas
Garden Cottage
Picture by Alan Cordova
Pavillon built for the Prince of Wales

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The pool

Picture by April Rinne
Grounds and Banyan Trees at Bagan Thande Hotel

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Acacia Shade Restaurant

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Sunset at Bagan Thande Hotel

New Bagan

Arthawka Hotel: 160 Cherry Road. With swimming pool. Good reviews on

Picture by isriya

Bawga Theiddhi Hotel: No 10 Myat lay Street. 50 rooms, swimming pool. Quite new, good reviews on One person critisizes that Junior Suites have no windows and therefire recommends rooms in the main house.

Picture by Bawga Theiddi Hotel
Junior Suite rooms are inside these buildings

Picture by Bawga Theiddi Hotel
Inside the Junior Suite

Thiri Marlar Hotel: Very good reviews on Some say rooms are small. Breakfast on the roof with good view. See pictures on From may 2013 for some months closed for renovation according to See pictures by mas95 and David Spencer.

Picture by Matt Werner
View from the breakfast on the rooftop

Picture by Matt Werner

Read more:
Bagan Impressions: Temples, Pagodas, Stupas and Ruins as far as your eyes are reaching
Mouthwatering Food in Bagan: Reviews of restaurants
Strolling in the streets of Bagan

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