Bagan (Pagan)

 

Bagan (formerly Pagan) is located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River in central Burma (Myanmar).

It is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries.

The three basic building blocks of typical Bagan temples are stupa, block base, and vestibule. The specific shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.

Biking the temple area is a popular and efficient way to see as much as possible.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Mya Thida Hotel

Mya Thida Hotel offers a cosy accommodation with free WiFi access in all units and a 24-hour front desk. Free private parking is available on site. Located in Bagan, Mya Thida Hotel is a 5-minute walk to Morning Market. Nyaung U Airport is 8 km... Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

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Bagan Umbra Hotel

Boasting an outdoor pool, Bagan Umbra Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Shwezigon Pagoda. It offers free WiFi in all areas. On-site parking is available for drivers. Bagan Umbra Hotel is a 15-minute ride from local bus station and Nyaung U Airport. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

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Ostello Bello Bagan

Ostello Bello Bagan offers free high-speed WiFi access in all areas. The property provides a 24-hr front desk service. Located in Bagan, Ostello Bello Bagan is a 10-minute walk to Lawka Nandar Pagoda as well as to Ayeyarwaddy River Bank. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

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The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

Located in the historic city of Bagan, The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate features an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk, which aids guests in transport and tour arrangements. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$196 - $185

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Manisanda Hotel

Located in the New Bagan district in Bagan, 2 km from Dhammayazika Pagoda, Manisanda Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

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See all hotels in Bagan (Pagan).
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Large Golden Pot

Large Golden Pot

A 10-minute walk from Shwezigon Pagoda, Large Golden Pot is located near the centre of Nyaung-U Township. Guests can rent a bicycle and take a 10-minute ride to the historical sites in Bagan. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
N.K Betelnut Hotel

N.K Betelnut Hotel

Located 3.5 km from Dhammayan Gyi Temple in Bagan, At N.K Betelnut Hotel offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning, a minibar and a hairdryer. For guest’ convenience, the property provides a 24-hour front desk and free parking space. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Shwe Kaung Kin Motel

Shwe Kaung Kin Motel

Shwe Kaung Kin Motel is situated in Bagan, 1.5 km from Nyaung U Market. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$33

$33-
Golden Crown Motel

Golden Crown Motel

Situated in the Nyaung U district in Bagan, 900 metres from Shwezigon Pagoda, Golden Crown Motel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this motel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Yar Kinn Tha Hotel

Yar Kinn Tha Hotel

Situated 1.2 km from Shwezigon Paya in Bagan, Yar Kinn Tha Hotel boasts an outdoor pool and free WiFi access in all areas. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
New Wave Guesthouse

New Wave Guesthouse

New Wave Guesthouse is located in Bagan and offers comfortable rooms. Free WiFi access is available. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a seating area. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Sky View Hotel

Sky View Hotel

Set in Bagan, 1.5 km from Nyaung U Market, Sky View Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Crown Prince Hotel

Crown Prince Hotel

Featuring an on-site restaurant, Crown Prince Hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas. Free public parking is available at the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Yun Myo Thu Hotel

Yun Myo Thu Hotel

Yun Myo Thu Hotel is located in Bagan just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Bagan Market and a 5 minutes’ walk to Lacquerware Shop and LawkaNanDar Pagoda. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Bagan Princess Hotel

Bagan Princess Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Bagan Princess Hotel offers accommodation in Bagan, 1 km from Shwezigon Pagoda. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Green Land Motel

Green Land Motel

Offering a restaurant that serves local dishes, Green Land Motel is located in Bagan. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. There is also a seating area. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Motel ZEIN

Motel ZEIN

Located in Bagan, Motel ZEIN welcomes guests with a warm hospitality and comfortable guestrooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is also available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Kaday Aung Hotel

Kaday Aung Hotel

Boasting an outdoor pool and a lush green garden, Kaday Aung Hotel is located in Bagan. It offers free WiFi access in all areas, free luggage storage services as well as a 24-hour front desk. The hotel is just 5. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Aung Mingalar Hotel

Aung Mingalar Hotel

Aung Mingalar Hotel is located within 600 metres from Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda. It offers modern non-smoking rooms with a patio and garden view. Guests can rent a bicycle to go explore the area or go on a horse ride. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36 - $60

$36-
Bagan Emerald Hotel (Mya Yadanar)

Bagan Emerald Hotel (Mya Yadanar)

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Bagan Emerald Hotel (Mya Yadanar) offers accommodation in Bagan. The hotel has an outdoor pool and guests can enjoy meals at The Emerald Restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

$37-
Bagan Empress Hotel

Bagan Empress Hotel

Bagan Empress Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Old Bagan. It features rooms with garden views and free WiFi access, which is available in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

$37-
Bagan Nova

Bagan Nova

Bagan Nova is a 10-minute walk from Lawka Nandar Pagoda. It features rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi access in public areas. Other facilities offered include a ticket service and luggage storage. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Temples
Travelers visit only a small fraction of the thousands of structures. (Biking makes it easier to get from one to another.) A very short list of some of the major temples includes:

Ananda Temple. Bagan's holiest temple, built by the third king, Kyan-zit-tha in 1091.

Shwesandaw Temple. This is the "sunset temple", where foreign and Burmese tourists alike gather every evening to view the spectacular Bagan sunset.

Shwe Zigon Temple. This gourd-stupaed golden pagoda is the first and prototype monument (including for the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon) built in Myanmar style in 1087.

Thatbyinnyu Temple - The tallest pagoda measuring 66 meters built in the 12th century.

Shwegugyi Temple. Commissioned by King Alaunsithu in 1131, this is one of the most intact temples in the site.
Combination
Archeological Sites
Bagan is vast, and holds over 2,000 structures of different kinds. Given their ancient provenance, Bagan’s many temples vary greatly in condition. For more on individual sites see Temples.
Other Interests:
Combination
Scenic Local Market
Natural
Biking

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