Top things to do in Nyaung U

Top Choice Burmese in Nyaung U

Sanon

A charming addition to the Nyaung U restaurant scene, Sanon has a classy but casual setting, with tropical plants surrounding an open-sided dining room. You'll find inventive Burmese small plates that are meant for …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nyaung U

MBoutik

This colourful boutique has gorgeous textiles, bags, toys, handicrafts and clothing that are entirely produced by a women's cooperative started by the international NGO ActionAid. Some 600 artisans based in more tha…
Top Choice European in Nyaung U

Black Bamboo

Run by a French woman and her Burmese husband, this lush garden-cafe and restaurant is something of an oasis. It's a pleasant place to relax over solid Burmese, Thai and Western dishes, a well-made espresso or a del…
Top Choice International in Nyaung U

Weather Spoon's Bagan

Brits will be familiar with the name, borrowed by amiable owner Win Tun from a UK discount-pub chain, and there are plenty of Western classics – fish and chips, pasta, pancakes – on the menu here, as well as Thai an…
Buddhist Temple in Nyaung U

Shwezigon Paya

At the western end of Nyaung U, this big, beautiful zedi (stupa) is the town’s main religious site, and is most famous for its link with Myanmar's main nat (spirits). Lit up impressively at dusk, the gilded zedi sit…
Museum in Nyaung U

Thanakha Gallery

Claiming that it’s the ‘Only One Thanakha Gallery in the World’, this sizeable complex has a small gallery devoted to the myriad medicinal and cosmetic uses of the thanakha tree (Limonia acidissima), from its roots …
Buddhist Temple in Nyaung U

Kyanzittha Umin

Although officially credited to Kyanzittha, this cave temple may actually date back to Anawrahta. Built into a cliff face 270yd southwest of Shwezigon, the long, dimly lit corridors are decorated with frescoes, some…
Fusion in Nyaung U

Bagan Zay

Bagan Zay serves up attractively presented and creative curries, as well as dishes with Middle Eastern influences: try the Burmese-style falafals or the grilled-eggplant sandwich. There are ample vegetarian choices,…
Asian in Nyaung U

A Little Bit of Bagan

This place on Restaurant Row ought to be called 'A little bit of everything', with its menu of Thai, Chinese, Myanmar and Indian dishes, plus sandwiches, crêpes, pastas and other Western fare. It has slightly higher…
Burmese in Nyaung U

Myo Myo Myanmar Rice Food

Deservedly popular, this restaurant specialises in the tabletop buffets that characterise the national cuisine. But here they really go to town, with up to 25 small dishes appearing alongside the curry of your choic…