Bagan StepAuthentic Travel in the imperial city
- Bicycle rental
- Local staff
- Towel reuse
Holiable's review of Bagan Step
Bagan is a popular destination, and there are many transportation options to get there.
From Mandalay, you'll have the choice between air, train and even a boat cruise (count 15 hours) to get there.
Bagan Step is by the river, only a few hundred meters from Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the most visited in Old Bagan.
An oasis in the heart of Bagan
Staying in Bagan Step is above all arriving in a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Bagan.
This small two-home B&B is in the heart of a lush garden magnificently maintained by Mr Tet.
Bicycles can be borrowed free from the house, but you can also rent electric scooters.
The rental shop will drop them onsite for you.
After a day visiting the temples of the ancient imperial city, everything here invites you to calm and rest.
Need some freshness? Take a dip in the pool; it's a natural pool.
Local breakfast will be served every morning in your villa or by the river.
In addition to doing everything possible to facilitate your stay and make you authentically experience Bagan, your hosts invite you to offer a bit of your time to give back.
In the heart of the site, the owner has financed a school with free access for the neighbouring villagers.
Run by a monk, the school provides English and IT courses.
Each client of the B&B is invited to donate part of their time during their stay to teach the pupils.
If you are interested in visiting other places in the area, the team will put you in touch with their local contacts to organise your excursions.
For fans of well-being and meditation, the owner can organise a massage session typical of Myanmar.
Bagan Step is an excellent example of how developing a tourism project can benefit the local population and promises you a much more authentic stay than an anonymous place.
You can also give a different meaning to your trip by sharing your knowledge in the school.
It is an excellent way to travel with a positive impact.
As soon as we left, we were already wondering when our path could lead us back here.
Recommended for: culture & heritage, local life, exchange and sharing
Our tip: opt for e-scooters to visit the surrounding temples.