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Choose and book your hotel in Bagan Myanmar Burma ?

Bagan has a lot of small hotels and motels, and also some splendid hotels directly on the Irrawaddy river. Be carefull, because there is also a lot of "very average" hotel or even bad and for the same price or cheaper you can get very good motel, guest house.
If you can, pamper yourself and take a suite along the Irrawaddy river or at a nice 4 stars hotels on site.

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There is a lot of new hotels in Bagan. In fact 38 hotels (sometimes very big), have been built without any license and they have be regularized at the end of 2014 because of the flux of tourists.

Peak periods are :

- Novembre
- Xmas - New year (very difficult to find a room in 3 stars and 4 stars hotel).
- February.

During the peak seasons, you have to book 4-6 months in advance to get the best rooms or the best hotels.

Hotel in Bagan in march - April - May.

It is very hot to extremely hot in Bagan in April and May, with very often temperature above 40 C° and up to 44 C° or more.
Electricity is very scarce in Bagan, most of the hotels have generators but the small hotels (1, 2 and even 3 stars hotels) do not start the generator during day time, only after 5 or 6 PM.
So it could be very very hot in your room.
For these hot months, it could be a very good idea to put some extra money and to stay at a good 4**** hotel, or an hotel with a real swimming pool.

How to visit Bagan

The atmosphere in Bagan is unique and we had enjoyed years without visitors. Few recommandations :

- Avoid the main pagodas for the sunset sunrise, it is overcrowded, so much that it is spoiling all the pleasure. Find your own nice place during the stay and come back for the evening.

- Bike is probably the best way to discover Bagan but the site is huge and the weather is usually very hot.
- Electric bike rental is now very very popular, you can discover in silence Bagan, and not being exhausted biking under the sun. Probably now the best way.

- Car : it is confortable, cool (air con), fast, but you will miss something if you do only car for visiting Bagan.

- Horsecard : An other very nice way to discover Bagan (try one day with electric bike, and one day or half day with horse cart). Slow pace, quiet, .... and provide local job.

Umbra (ex Golden Express hotel)

Category : 2 star with swimming pool
Located along the road from Old Bagan to Nyaung Oo, (the street is very quiet), this hotel looks like a big "motel". Rooms are always clean, the deluxe and superior rooms are quite good. It is not a charming hotel but it has a good quality price ratio, the location is good. A reasonnable choice in Bagan for this category.

Arthawka Hotel

Category : 2 stars hotel.
A little far from Bagan (the hotel is at New Bagan), it is nevertheless a good choice. Big swimming pool, big room (with a lot less charm than the Thanzin Garden but the prices are not the same). Very correct. A good choice.

photo piscine artawaka

Thiri Malar Hotel

Category : 2 stars
Located in new Bagan in a very quiet area, it is a nice and friendly small hotels. Rooms are small but confortable, staff very nice, and the roof top restaurant will give you a very nice view on Bagan. Very pleasant for the breakfast.

Kaday Aung hotel

Category : 2 stars
Small two star hotel, located in New Bagan (it is the only "problem"). It is a very good place to stay and relax. A lot of trees, very calm, small swimming pool and very good prices for a wide range of room, standard, superior and "suite". A very good choice for this price and category.

kaday aung hotel in bagan burma

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