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.
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
With a total of 76 guest rooms, from superior rooms to the lavish suites, Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is the perfect base to explore the stunning temple-strewn plains of Bagan. Each room is decorated in a 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.
When to visit
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.
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.
Archaeology Tour of Bagan
A full-day experience, with an expert on-hand, exploring one of Asia’s most striking archaeological sites. Bagan’s architectural wonders include the famous Ananda and Shwezigon pagodas, showcasing Burma’s legendary kings and the country’s glorious culture
Bagan Balloon Experience
Serenely float over Bagan’s remarkable temples in a hot air balloon at sunrise and appreciate the sheer scale of these archaeological wonders while watching the Irrawaddy River flow far below.
Bagan Cooking Class
A fantastic half-day insight into Burmese cookery exploring local food with a local and highly experienced chef. From shopping at the market, to cooking and plating up, this is a truly unique experience.
Bagan Village Biking
Hop on a bicycle for a unique and memorable day in Bagan’s countryside. A slow-paced journey through narrow lanes reveals a land of farms, rolling hills and tiny villages, much unchanged over the centuries.
Half Day Local Colour Tour, Bagan
Experience a taste of local Burmese life and see the world from a local’s point of view by visiting neighbourhoods barely touched by the modern world and mixing with the locals at Nyaung U Market.
Introduction to Bagan
Discover the very best of Bagan, from exploring the finest temples to watching traditional craftsmen produce beautiful lacquerware and cruising along the Irrawaddy River. Further insights into local neighbourhoods also reveal age-old traditions, hidden temples and unique cave temples.
Irrawaddy Sunset Cocktail Cruise
A glorious sunset cruise along the famous Irrawaddy River, cocktail in hand. This is a unique way to appreciate Bagan’s incredible temples from afar and an opportunity to see scenes of daily life play out on Burma’s largest waterway.
Mount Popa & Salay Tour
The chance to learn about Myanmar’s tradition of spirit worship at Mount Popa, to explore Salay, a famous Buddhist centre with unique architecture, and to witness scenes of bygone countryside life.
Pakokku by Bicycle
Cycle to Pakokku, just beyond Bagan’s famous pagodas, and discover beautiful rural villages, local markets and farms that line the Irrawaddy River, all brimming with traditional ways of life. Afterwards, return to historic Bagan along the river, aboard pr
Swe Daw Lay Su Tour
Follow in the footsteps of King Anawrahta and visit four sacred and photogenic sites around Bagan (Shwezigon, Tu Yin Taung, Lawka Nandar and Tant Kyi Taung), where local pilgrims flock.
Tant Kyi Pagoda Adventure
Adventure away from Bagan’s busy centre and travel by boat and jeep to the hilltop pagoda of Tant Kyi, a little-known gem on the western banks of the Irrawaddy River. Views, the chance to mix with Burmese pilgrims and a memorable experience awaits.