Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Hotel, Bagan Myanmar, Bagan
Formerly the Sakura Hotel, The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary is one of the oldest resort’s in Bagan and remains arguably the most elegant and charming place to stay in this magical, historic area.
Set amidst manicured rolling lawns with a huge infinity pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Irrawaddy River, the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary is a sophisticated and serene retreat with a timeless charm.
The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary’s 76 rooms are split into five different categories and housed in ornate, thatched wooden buildings. Antique furnishings, wooden floors and subtle pastel colours combine to create a welcoming and highly peaceful environment.
The overall design incorporates elements of colonial architecture, Burmese craftsmanship and a twist of Japanese minimalism with stunning effect. Sleek and luxurious, the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary has a markedly traditional feel and the quiet atmosphere will appeal to those really wanting to get away from it all.
Facilities include wifi internet, elaborate in-house spa and a fine dining restaurant and coffee bar overlooking the Irrawaddy River below. The large rectangular swimming pool ranks as one of Bagan’s finest.
The Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary is one of Bagan’s best hotels and superbly blends a range of influences to provide some of the most tranquil and sophisticated accommodation in the old city.
- DVD Player
- Fine Dining Restaurant
- Infinity Pool
- Mountain Bikes
- Spectacular Views
- Swimming Pool
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My favourite [guide] was Aung in Mandalay. We only had him for one day, but he was determined to show us as much of Mandalay as possible in the time allotted, was obviously very proud of his city and country and was a pleasure to be with. He even took us to meet his uncle who was the Abbott of one of the many monasteries.