Bagan (Pagan)

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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 3 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 11 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 5 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 9 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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

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See all hotels in Bagan (Pagan).
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Bagan Umbra Hotel

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 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Sky Palace Hotel Bagan

Sky Palace Hotel Bagan

Sky Palace Hotel Bagan is set in Bagan, 2.2 km from Manuha Temple. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

$50-
Ruby True Hotel

Ruby True Hotel

Ruby True Hotel provides free Wi-Fi access in all areas. The property has an on-site restaurant serving Chinese and Burmese food. A private parking is offered at the hotel. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52

$52-
Kumudara Hotel Pagoda View

Kumudara Hotel Pagoda View

Set in the New Bagan district in Bagan, 1.7 km from Manuha Temple, Kumudara Hotel Pagoda View boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52

$52-
Manisanda Hotel

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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

$55-
Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Bagan)

Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Bagan)

Featuring free WiFi and free parking, Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Bagan) offers accommodation in Bagan. The hotel is situated just a short 15-minute drive from Bagan's famous attractions including Dhammayangyi Temple and Bagan Archaeological Museum. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$56

$56-
Amazing Bagan Resort

Amazing Bagan Resort

Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Amazing Bagan Resort is located in Bagan. A sun terrace, garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$56

$56-
Su Tine San Royal Palace Hotel

Su Tine San Royal Palace Hotel

Boasting an outdoor pool and a fine restaurant, Su Tin San Royal Palace Hotel is located in Bagan. Appointed with delicate wooden furniture and décor, the hotel offers cosy rooms with multimedia, a safety deposit box and a minibar. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Zfreeti Hotel

Zfreeti Hotel

Zfreeti Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Shwe Sigone Pagoda. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and free private parking. The property features an outdoor pool and tour desk. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
The Regency Hotel

The Regency Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, The Regency Hotel is set in Bagan, 5 km from Nyaung U Market. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Thante Hotel - Nyaung Oo

Thante Hotel - Nyaung Oo

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the garden, Thante Hotel - Nyaung Oo is set in Bagan, 400 metres from Nyaung U Market. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Bagan Airport Hotel

Bagan Airport Hotel

Situated just a 5-minute drive from Nyaung U Airport, Bagan Airport Hotel offers air-conditioned room and free WiFi access. A free airport shuttle service is offered. Room here provide a flat-screen satellite TV, a seating area and an in-room safe. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Arthawka Hotel

Arthawka Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Arthawka Hotel is located in Bagan. This hotel is about 3.2 km from Dhammayan Gyi Temple and 4.0 km from That Byin Nyu Temple. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

$69-
Kaytumadi Dynasty

Kaytumadi Dynasty

Located in Bagan, 1.9 km from Dhammayazika Pagoda, Kaytumadi Dynasty boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

$70-
Bagan Thande Hotel - Old Bagan

Bagan Thande Hotel - Old Bagan

Bagan Thande Hotel (Old Bagan) offers a relaxing outdoor pool with free Wi-Fi access in all areas. The property has on-site restaurant, Acacia, serving Asian and European dishes all day. There is free public parking available in a location nearby. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Raza Gyo Hotel

Raza Gyo Hotel

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and garden, Raza Gyo Hotel offers rooms in Bagan, 2 km from the Ayeyarwady River riverfront. The property has free Wi-Fi access throughout. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Famous Hotel Bagan

Famous Hotel Bagan

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Famous Hotel Bagan offers accommodation in Bagan, 1.3 km from Izza Gawna Pagoda. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-

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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