Top things to do in New Bagan

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Kyaw Kitchen

Tucked away a few blocks north of the main road, Kyaw Kitchen earns high marks for its good-quality cooking, friendly service and appealing, garden-like setting. Highlights from the creative and wide-ranging menu in…
Burmese in New Bagan

7 Sisters

Although it sounds like the title of a fairy tale, the restaurant is indeed run by seven sisters, who do a fine job cooking up prawn curry, Yunnan-style chicken, fried tofu with mushrooms, roast duck and many other …
Buddhist Temple in New Bagan

Anauk (West) Petleik Paya

Just inland to the northeast from Lawkananda Paya lie the excavated remains of this 11th-century paya, and its twin, Ashe Petleik Paya. Found in 1905, the lower parts of the pagodas are ho-hum from the outside but f…
Burmese in New Bagan

Sunset Garden

Boasting the best riverside setting of any New Bagan restaurant, Sunset Garden has a huge deck above the Ayeyarwady with memorable sunset views (when the clouds cooperate). Head here for a sundowner before the tour …
Burmese in New Bagan

Mother's House

Big, busy and popular with the locals, this teahouse has plenty of outdoor seating and an attached restaurant. It's good for a traditional Burmese breakfast before exploring the temples or after catching sunrise som…
Arts & Crafts in New Bagan

Tun Handicrafts/Moe Moe’s

This family-run local business was one of the first to establish itself in New Bagan and is run by U Kan Tun and her daughter Moe Moe. The large showroom has a mix of traditional and modern lacquerware, and it is po…
Burmese in New Bagan

Ma Mae Naing

Ma Mae Naing (also known as 'Unforgettable') serves delicious fare, with good choices for vegetarians. The small menu consists mostly of curries served with rice and a variety of vegetable side dishes. It all goes n…
Asian in New Bagan

Black Rose

Across from the pagoda in New Bagan's town centre, the Black Rose is a lively, open-sided spot that serves a satisfying assortment of Thai, Chinese and Burmese hits. Fish with ginger, fried vegetable combos, Massama…
Arts & Crafts in New Bagan

Bagan House

Worth seeking out on the backstreets, this stylish showroom has a mix of cheap and higher-priced lacquerware, as well as the usual artisans at work. Aung San Suu Kyi visited in 2012. Credit cards are accepted.
Asian in New Bagan

Mingalabar Food Corner

Offers the usual combo of Chinese, Thai and Burmese cooking, with ever-flowing draught beer and sizzling barbecue as well. In the evening, an outdoor table on the raised terrace is the place to be.