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Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort

Bagan, Burma

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort sits amidst 24 acres of landscaped gardens, on the banks of the Irrawaddy, Burma's river of history and legend. This grand hotel sits among tropical gardens and trees with fantastic sunset views over the river.

At a Glance

  • One of Bagan's original and grandest hotels, it has been extensively renovated in the last few years

  • All of the rooms and suites are made with local wood and materials

  • Thiripyitsaya can arrange meditation lessons with a local Buddhist monk

  • Take a cruise on the river in a private motor yacht for sunset cocktails

  • Enjoy breakfast in the morning on the terrace overlooking the majestic Irawaddy river

Culture, Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Visit Mount Popa, Burma's equivalent of Mount Olympus. It is said to be the traditional home of Myanmar’s most powerful Nats or Spirits and is an arresting sight on the flat plains.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort boasts spectacular river views.

Victoria Hogg

Insider's View

Choose a River View Suite which offer lovely views of the Irrawaddy River and are located close to the pool and all the hotel's facilities.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

There are bikes on site for you to hire for a few dollars. This is definitely the best way to enjoy the surrounding temples from the freedom of your bike and the breeze to keep you cool.

Sarah Rowan

Insider's View

We can organize a sandbank dinner for you, for the ultimate in romance!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Learn to create local Burmese dishes, including a soup, salad and curry during a cooking class with the hotel's Head Chef.

Louise Brooks


With a total of 76 guest rooms, from superior rooms to our favorite, the lavish suites, Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is the perfect base to explore the stunning temple-strewn plains of Bagan. Each room is decorated in Burmese style, with an abundance of wood and local materials. The eight suites open to the Irrawaddy River, each with a wide verandah from which to view dramatic sunsets. Comprising 60 square meters, a suites feature a sitting room, a bedroom and a well-appointed. The suites are housed in villas located in a peaceful corner of the resort away to ensure privacy and quiet.

Before a long day out on the plains of Bagan, enjoy a breakfast served on the Terrace looking out to the pool and the Irrawaddy River. All-day alfresco dining is available at the Verandah and in the evening, the Terrace is transformed for candle-lit dining under the stars.

A great spa menu of massages, body treatments, wraps and scrubs, is available, and. Spa services can be enjoyed in the Spa building, or at the outdoor Spa on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.


The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort has a total of 76 guest rooms, and we recommend that you stay in one of the suites which are set on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.


Children welcome to come and stay at Thiripyitsaya. However, there are no facilities available for them except babysitting on request.


In the morning, breakfast is served on the Terrace looking out to the pool and the Irrawaddy River. Enjoy all-day alfresco dining at the Verandah surrounded by nature and in the evening, the Terrace is transformed for candle-lit dining under the stars. At sundown, enjoy the gentle breezes and golden sunsets with a cocktail at the Pavilion Lounge.


The tour desk can arrange a multitude of activities, from cruises on the Irrawaddy, cycling tours and horse riding to hot air balloon rides, rides in a traditional horse and cart and even meditation sessions conducted by a Buddhist monk who teaches the Vipassana method, facing the serene Irrawaddy River, the perfect setting to find inner peace in this historic and spiritual area of Burma.

Location & Directions

Bagan, Burma

Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is located a few minutes’ drive from the Bagan/Nyaung Oo Airport. Following a westerly direction toward the Irrawaddy River, the roads pass through numerous important pagodas and monuments on the way to the Resort.

When to go

The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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