• Walking distance from the extraordinary architectural site of Old Bagan
  • A hot air balloon ride over the temples
  • Sunset boat trips along the Ayeyarwaddy river

Old Bagan, the ancient capital of the Burmese Empire is an archeological and architectural delight, with thousands of old temples and pagodas. Of these, arguably the most stunning is the Ananda Temple, which is just minutes walking distance from The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate, a treat in itself. 83 rooms are threaded through tropical gardens, each decorated with a different hand-painted copy of old temple paintings.  

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Teak floors, old-fashioned Burmese furniture and paintings replicating those found in ancient temples decorate the spacious and airy rooms here. The real thing – temples and paintings both – are just a short walk away from this perfectly situated hotel, which is a haven of tropical foliage and birdsong. The rooms have gorgeous gardens, accessed through sliding glass doors that add to the light and bright feel. The pool is lovely too, large, surrounded by carved elephants and comfortable loungers. Dining takes place poolside, in the luxuriant gardens or in the semi-open main restaurant, with the choice of buffet or a la carte menus spanning Burmese, Asian and European dishes. The poolside bar is the perfect place for a cocktail after a day of touring the incredible temples nearby. Traditional massage treatments and much pampering are available in the hotel’s spa, and round the clock butlers are on hand to organise anything from balloon rides to boat trips. 


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