Han Thar Gardens
At a Glance
Beautiful Pool overlooking the green surrounding countryside
Lovely rustic colonial feel
Incredibly delicious local cuisine with a mix of indulgent dishes and street food highlights
An off the beaten track retreat giving a taste of rural Myanmar with an upmarket flair
Stunning design with delicate Myanmar touches
Best time to Visit
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The best time to visit Myanmar 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 which is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.
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Located just over an hour from Yangon, Han Thar Gardens is the perfect retreat outside this bustling city. Newly opened, the property has just 15 rooms with a fantastic rustic colonial feel. The location provides the perfect base to explore rural Myanmar
Situated amid rolling countryside and rice paddy fields, Han Thar Gardens is a hidden gem and fantastic retreat just outside Yangon. Within easy distance to Bago, a lovely rural town and further Golden Rock, one of Myanmar's three holiest Buddhist sites.
This small traditional guest house has just 15 rooms, each beautifully and sympathetically designed using local Myanmar accents. The most beautiful rooms are The Grand Deluxe, which come complete with lovely high ceilings and large open balconies to provide an airy and light filled atmosphere. There are also air conditioned rooms available in an exterior wing for added creature comforts.
This boutique property also comes equipped with a lovely pool overlooking the surrounding gardens. The hotel prides itself on its dedication to showcasing the best of rural and traditional Myanmar which is clearly evident in their fantastic menus which provide the perfect balance of indulgent dishes and traditionally Burmese plates found commonly in a local chef's repertoire.
Han Thar Gardens makes for a wonderful alternative to city hotels in Yangon, for those guests wishing to avoid the city and enjoy a more rural experience, or as a gateway to the southern part of the country. Located just an hour from the airport, it is a peaceful beginning or end to any trip to Burma.
There are just 15 rooms at Han Thar Gardens. The Superior and Deluxe rooms come complete with air conditioning and have a simple but elegant design whilst the Grand Deluxe Rooms have a more colonial feel with high ceilings, large balconies and are located in the main building whilst the Superior and Deluxe rooms are in the exterior wings.
Children are welcomed at Han Thar Gardens however there are not any special child care facilities available.
There is one main restaurant at Han Thar Gardens which serves a selection of Burmese and western dishes. The produce is all locally sourced from the nearby market and Han Thar Gardens own vegetable patches and fruit groves. There is a fantastic pool here as well providing the perfect spot to relax after days exploring the surrounding areas of Bago.
Located half way between Yangon and Golden Rock, one of Myanmar's three most holy Buddhist sites, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding areas from visiting the local markets, war memorials and of course Golden Rock.
Clare Monro (Staff)
Han Thar Gardens offers a wonderfully rural escape, just an hour from the busy city of Yangon. Within easy reach of Bago and southern Myanmar (Burma), it provides an excellent beginning or end to a trip to the country. I really enjoyed the food here and loved the main room where you can eat, have a drink or just relax. It has lovely gardens and a fantastic view of the golf course. Staff are friendly and the style tasteful yet characterful.
Architectural Walking Tour of Yangon
Yangon is full of architectural gems and this walking tour allows you to explore all the highlights on foot, giving you the best experience possible of the city.
Cooking Curries in Yangon
Today enjoy a traditional cooking class with a trip to the local market for the full authentic experience.
This exciting tour gives you the chance to sample the street food and night culture of the former Burmese capital. Traveling by trishaw, and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, you’ll stop at some of the best local dining spots.
Full Day Yangon City Tour
Spend the day uncovering what makes the city of Yangon so special with its unique history and cultural sites. Through the day your guide will show you all the colonial highlights, interesting markets and of course the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.
Meditation in a Monastery
Buddhism is key to many people’s lives in Myanmar and today you will have the chance to delve into the religion further, with a meditation session in one of Yangon’s most respected monasteries.
Sightseeing by Elephant Coach
Explore Yangon in style in the fantastic Elephant Coach, a lovely restored colonial era bus. In a previous life the coach was used to transport dignitaries during the war however, today it is the most elegant and luxurious way to see the city.
The Golden Rock
Visit Golden Rock, a seemingly gravity defying monument upon Mt Kyaiktiyo. One of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar, this pagoda-topped golden boulder is said to house a strand of Buddha’s hair.
Twante by Boat
Today venture outside of Yangon to the quiet and sleepy town of Twante. On this relaxing tour you will be able to experience the more rural side of Myanmar with a cruise along Yangon River and a relaxed explore around Twante.
Yangon Art and Antiques
Yangon is a treasure trove of intriguing art and ancient artifacts. Uncover a unique side of Yangon with a full day tour visiting beautiful galleries and antique shops throughout the city.
Yangon by Night
Yangon by night takes on a different character with its vibrant atmosphere and lively street scenes. This evening tour includes a cruise along the Yangon River to see the sun set, a thrilling trishaw ride to bustling Chinatown, and a stop at a live music
Yangon Cooking Class
Enjoy a unique cultural experience with the chance to learn to cook a selection of traditional and delicious Myanmar dishes under the guidance of Ms Nyo Nyo San, head chef at the award-winning Monsoon Restaurant in Yangon.
Yangon Heritage Tour
Yangon has a rich cultural heritage and today you will be able to explore with your expert guide. During the day stops will include the former headquarters of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, traditional Armenian Church, Gandhi Hall and Sule Pagoda.
Yangon’s Circle Train and Visit to Dala
Today experience the more local side of Yangon with a ride on the famous Circle Train and a trip to Dala, across the Yangon River.
Myanmar in Depth
Bago, Hpa-An, Golden Rock, Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Pyin Oo Lwin, Hsipaw, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali
from $5400 pp 20 nights
- Scott Dunn's most in depth suggested itinerary to Burma covering both the highlights and range of more remote destinations
- This itinerary allows you to really immerse yourself in the fascinating country of Myanmar, especially in the more remote areas where you are unlikely to see any other tourists
- Includes private guiding throughout, making the most of your adventure
Location & directions
Han Thar Gardens is located just over an hour outside Yangon in a beautiful setting surrounded by fields of green. Bago and other cultural destinations such as Golden Rock are located within easy distance.
How to get there
An 14-hour flight, via Bangkok to Yangon followed by a drive of just over one hour.