THE BEST WAY TO BAGAN, MYANMAR
From LAX, Thai Airways offers connecting service (change of plane) to Bagan. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,397.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 95 (the country code for Myanmar) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Central Hotel, 335-337 Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon; 1-241-001, http://www.centralhotelyangon.com. It's clean and cheap, with doubles from $35 a night with breakfast.
Parkroyal Hotel Yangon, 33 Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township, Yangon; 1-250-388, http://www.parkroyalhotels.com. Double rooms start at $82 a night, including breakfast.
Summit Parkview Hotel, 350 Ahlone Road, Dagon Township, Yangon; 1-211-888 or 1-211-966, http://www.summityangon.com. Double rooms are $70 a night with breakfast.
In Bagan, we stayed at the Yar Kin Thar Hotel, Anawrahta Road, Nyaung. It's rustic, but has air-conditioning. A double room is $25 with breakfast served on the top terrace. Book the hotel with an agent or tour company.
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, Bagan Archeological Zone, Old Bagan; 61-60048 ; http://www.thiripyitsaya-resort.com. $70 a night with breakfast.
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate, , Old Bagan; 1-61-60037. Superior rooms start at $108.
Exotissimo Travel Myanmar, No. 0303, Sakura Tower, 339 Bogyoke Aung San St., Yangon; 1-255-266, 1-255-427, 1-255-429, http://www.exotissimo.com
Adventure Myanmar, 27 Inya Myaing Road, Bahan Township, Yangon; 1-502-901, http://www.adventuremyanmar.com
TO LEARN MORE
Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board, http://www.myanmar-tourism.com/
Bagan, Myanmar, http://www.ancientbagan.com