BAGAN, one of the most wondrous sights in the world, has a
picturesque riverside landscape dotted with thousands of mysterious
pagodas dating back hundreds of years. Much of Bagan’s charm comes
from the fact that it is not a museum, but rather a living monument
where devout Buddhists can still be seen paying homage to the Buddha
on a day-to-day basis.
Bagan offers endless opportunities for exploration, by horse cart,
bicycle or motorized transport. Pathways crisscross the plains,
leading to hidden temples just waiting to be discovered and
While Bagan’s structures are stunning from afar, closer inspection
reveals even more amazing architectural details both outside and
inside, as well as captivating interiors decorated with astonishing
Buddhist statues and murals. Bagan is the one destination in Myanmar
that no one should miss. But don’t take our word for it – come see
for yourself, and be amazed.
LOCATION – It is located in the peaceful village of New Bagan, where
traditional lifestyles are still the norm. The small town, just a
short walk from the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, is also home to a
colorful morning market as well as numerous laquerware shops and
restaurants. Bagan’s famous temples are easily accessible from the
hotel, and Nyaung Oo Airport is only a 10 minutes drive away.
ACCOMMODATION – The entrance to Blue Bird takes you to the
reception area through tropical garden, which leads to the open-air
Spices Garden restaurant and Cocktail’s Garden overlooking the
uniquely designed pool and leafy courtyard.
Surrounding the courtyard are 24 deluxe rooms varying in size from
35 to 45 square meters each. The cozy bed with feather and down
duvet and top-mattress is positioned in the center of the room
beneath a high ceiling. Facilities include LCD TV with satellite
channels, DVD player, personal safe, individual controlled
air-condition, table and daybed, unique design lamps.
Luxurious bathroom are entered through handcrafted teak door. The
bathroom comprises waterfall shower, vanity, a dressing area and
DINING – Spices Garden restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and
diner offering authentic Myanmar and International-influenced
cuisine. The menu changes frequently, driven by locally sourced
seasonal produce. Spices Garden offers the ambience of a private
residence with informed and attentive service while the Cocktail’s
Garden is the perfect spot for relaxing with a pre-dinner aperitif
or enjoying wonderful cocktails.
LA PETITE BOUTIQUE offers a variety of unique Bagan handicrafts
THE LIBRARY – located in the Reception Area offers a wide range
of reading materials in several languages. Wireless Internet access
is available all over in the hotel as well as in your own room.
ACTIVITIES & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE – Blue Bird will customize
excursions to the many scenic and cultural attraction in Bagan and
the surrounding region. These include day trip to Mt. Popa, visit of
archeological sites by bicycle, sunset climbs up to one of the
temples in Bagan, visits to local villages nearby, Irrawaddy (Ayerwaddy)
River trips to Kyauk Gu U Min and river villages and Bagan’s
exclusive lacquer ware shopping.
GETTING THERE – Blue Bird is little more than a ten-minute drive
from Nyaung U Airport, which is serviced by scheduled flights from
the gateways of Yangon, Mandalay and Heho (Inle Lake). Domestic
flying time vary from thirty-five minutes to one hour twenty
minutes. Airport transfer can be provided to and from the hotel upon
CLIMATE – Bagan enjoys a dry climate throughout most of the
year. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to
February and in the evening, temperatures can drop to 19˚C but
rarely drop below 26˚C during the day. However, the temperature can
climb to 35˚C during the rest of the year.
LANGUAGE – The official language of Myanmar is Myanmar while
English is commonly spoken around commercial centers.
CURRENCY – The national currency is the Myanmar Kyat. Myanmar
is a cash country, since credit cards, traveler’s checks and foreign
currencies are not widely accepted.
The hotel accepts the settlement of room charges and other
incidental charges in USD in cash.
HEALTH – There are no particular immunizations required for
entry into Myanmar unless the traveller is coming from a yellow
fever-infected area. No vaccinations are required either, but it is
advisable to check with your doctor for current information.
TRAVEL TIPS – Electricity is 230 volts, 50 hertz, adaptors
are recommended as the hotel features UK standard plugs. MYANMAR is
six and half-hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the
cooler months of November to February, guests should pack warm
clothes for early morning and evenings, lighter clothing for the
rest of the day. During the summer months, it is recommended that
guests wear light yet conservative attire, especially on temple
visits. Guests should bring mosquito repellent, wide-brimmed hat,
sun protection, sunglasses and sandals.