Han Thar Gardens is a colonial style, boutique hotel, with the aim to provide you with the best possible service, whether you're escaping from busy Yangon, or visiting Burma from foreign shores. The rooms, oozing rustic charm, were designed by the owner, to keep you in the height of comfort during your stay.
We are very ecologically conscious so endeavour to utilise the natural elements which surround us. Despite our proximity to historic Bago, Han Thar Gardens is located in idyllic Burmese countryside, secluded from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
Our food is delicious and fresh, with some ingredients grown on our own land, so why not stay for a well deserved lazy lunch, or to recharge your batteries for a few days? We will happily be your home away from home; our staff will warmly welcome you, in either Burmese or English, and feed you like an old friend.
Han Thar Gardens offers 15 beautiful rooms (1 being a 2 bedroom Deluxe family suite). Choose from either a Superior, Deluxe or Eco Grand Deluxe room, many of which offer lovely views of our garden. All are tastefully designed, clean and equipped with generously sized beds and modern shower and toilet facilities.
THINGS TO DO
A small monastery that houses a large snake. The resident Burmese Python is said to be 125 years old and is revered as the reincarnation of one of the Nat (spirit beings).
The temple is dedicated to the Nat, and its priests can be found engaging in colourful and boisterous blessing ceremonies.
The tallest pagoda in Myanmar, at 114 meters it reaches 17 meters higher even than the famous Shwedagon. Survivor of many earthquakes, an old toppled section of spire still lies at its base.
Kyait Khat Wine Kyaung
Make sure to arrive before 10:30am, in time for the ritual where the hundreds of resident monks take their final meal of the day.
Built for the king at the height of Bago’s importance as Myanmar’s capital, the original Palace was burnt to the ground in 1599 but has since been reconstructed.
A bustling market filled with locals browsing the multitude of regional produce set out on display.
This 55 meter long reclining Buddha was lost for nearly 140 years, covered by jungle after the fall of Bago and rediscovered by the British.
Kyaik Pun Pagoda
A little outside the town, on the way back to HTG, these 30 meter high statues built in the 15th century depict four Buddha sitting back to back.
In the area around Shwethalyaung:
1. Naung Daw Gyi Mya Tha Lyaung
2. Maha Kalyani Sima
3. Mahazedi Pagoda
4. Shwegugale Pagoda
Dae Sun Pun Hill
This is a Nat Hill (spirit gods) where the locals perform Nat ceremonies. It is a short trek up the hill where
you can then enjoy a good view of the surrounding
About an hour’s drive from here. It provides a home for a small number of adult elephants and their offspring. Entrance fee is 20,000. You can also enjoy a 30 minute ride for another 20,000.
Located approximately 1 hour drive North of Bago. The 2 daily boat trips on the lake to view the wildlife, including the many different bird species present, are normally launched one at dawn and one around 15:30.
Absolutely stunning house in 1930s colonial style, all open French doors, carved teak and huge fans. Superb internet, pool and service for those of us still needing the 21st century but this lovely place is also perfect for hiding away. Treetop viewing decks, bothy libraries complete with indoor trees, hidden patios and outdoor passageways. I sketched and swam and read and slept. And the lovely Mimi also arranged a private driver so I could visit the reclining Buddha and Python temple in Bago. Very polite and hardworking young local staff. Really good food, I shall go back just for the homemade fig jam and homeground Burmese coffee.
We serve our breakfasts a la carte rather than a buffet. This then ensures freshness and less wastage, contributing towards our endeavours to be as eco sustainable as possible.
Take a cool dip in our pool, primely situated in lush green surroundings.
Our garden is nature at its wildest! It is still very much a work in progress, so please watch this space! There is a plethora of plants, and we grow many of our own vegetables and fruits which end up in the selection of dishes on our menu.
Daily housekeeping is provided
Presently, Wifi can be accessed in the main public arenas; the lounge and restaurant areas. The only rooms with Wifi access, are our Grand deluxe suites. We hope to supply Wifi to the other room types in the very near future.
In-Room Dining Service
Room service is available, but why stay cooped up in your room when you could be enjoying a delicious meal in beautiful natural surroundings.