Han Thar Gardens
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
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
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.
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.
When to go
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.