Hotels and Guest Houses in Bagan Nyaung U – Cheap Budget Accommodation

Although Bagan is the major tourist place in Myanmar, and most visited place in Myanmar by foreign and local tourists, cheap hotels and guest house are still plentiful in Bagan. All of them serve both local and foreign tourists. Below are a few in Nyaung U that are usually recommended by visitors. Please be mindful that most of them have standard or limited facility and might not serve breakfast. During peak tourist season, they may be readily full, so book in advance.

May Khalar Guest House

My favorite! I stay here read more



Going around Bagan

If you are travelling in a tour group, your tour operator will handle all travelling arrangement for you. However, if you are travelling on your own, you will have to take care of your own travelling arrangement in Bagan. But travelling around Bagan is not difficult. Travelling in Bagan is easy for both tourists with a very limited budget to rich tourists.

Cheapest – Bicycle

Traveller in a bicycle in Bagan
Traveller in a bicycle in Bagan

My favorite way of travelling in Bagan. I always travel in a bicycle, at least a day, whenever I visit to Bagan (another day is reserved read more


Small friendly guest house in Bagan

While I was living in Chin Hills, I used to travel a lot to Southern Chin towns of Mindat and Kanpetlet quite often. Many a time, I traveled to Chin Hills from Yangon through Bagan. On my way back to Yangon also, I usually stayed in Bagan for a night before continuing my trip. Always, I stayed in the same guest house. It is cheap, clean, tidy, and comfortable with friendly owner and staff.

Maykahlar Guest House is a small guest house in Nyaung-Oo town. This is a town just two miles away from old read more

Bagan by bus from Yangon (Rangoon) – Part 2

The Yangon – Bagan bus will first drive along Yangon-Pyay (Prome) road, which is quite a good road compared to other roads in Myanmar. There are very few bumps and the road is generally smooth. Before it enters Pyay (Prome), it will stop at Ye Pyar for dinner at around 7 PM. The restaurant is a nice one which sells delicious Myanmar food. However, there is no English menu. Just go and look at the Myanmar dishes and order the one you like. Don’t try to order something like fried rice or read more

Bagan by bus from Yangon (Rangoon) – Part 1

Cheapest way to travel to Bagan (Pagan) is by bus. However, it is not the most convenient way of travel in Myanmar. The roads are usually rough and bumpy in Myanmar, and buses are usually old, dirty and crowded. But for those who are budget conscious, the following is a rough guide to go to Bagan by bus from Yangon (Rangoon).

There are a number of highway buses that run between Yangon and Bagan. Some of them are ordinary buses where buses are very old, dirty, crowded, and slow and carry a lot of read more

Myanmar’s Famous and Popular Tourist Attractions

Shwedagon-evening
Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar is a country rich in history, culture, custom and tradition. It also has a number of tourist attractions, with many more unknown and yet undiscovered tourist attractions. Many of Myanmar’s popular tourist attractions are famous all over the world. The following is a brief description of some of Myanmar’s popular and famous tourist attractions.
Shwedagon Pagoda – Probably the most famous tourist attraction in Myanmar, Shwedagon is synonymous with read more

More tourists using bicycles in Bagan

Bagan in Myanmar is a major tourist destination in Myanmar. Perhaps the reason most foreign tourists come and visit Myanmar is to visit Bagan. Traditionally, Bagan is a town for horse carts. It is a very nice experience for anyone visiting Bagan to travel around in a horse cart. Each horse cart driver used to earn around 20,000 to 30,000 kyats (US$ 15 to 25) a day, quite a decent income in Myanmar. However, in recent years, these horse cart drivers see the decline of their popularity among tourists read more