Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort

Wander, in the early evening, through acre after acre of perfumed garden – the fragrance carrying your spirit along with you – down to the banks of the Irrawaddy; Myanmar's river of legend. Watch the glorious sunset slowly turn into a silvery moonscape, reflected in the still waters… and you will come to realise something. That you’re feeling completely relaxed and at peace with yourself.

The Thiripyistaya Sanctuary Resort has that sort of effect on its visitors. Make it part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Myanmar and you’ll be surrounded in gentle luxury, a pampering spa and the historic city of Bagan with its skyline of ornate spires, its extraordinary sights and architectural heritage and its silk, jade, gems, jewellery and handicraft shops. And its famously bustling Nyaung Oo Market.

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, at a glance

  • A tranquil spa resort on the banks of the Irrawaddy River
  • 24 acres of landscaped gardens with fragrant flowers and exotic birds
  • Choice of 76 superior rooms and lavish suites
  • Guest rooms have private verandas and grand picture windows with glorious garden or river views, plus great bathrooms with tubs
  • Suites are situated in villas away from the main reception, for privacy and peace
  • Wide verandas give wonderful river views, and the bathrooms have terrazzo baths
  • Candlelit terrace and al fresco dining

For leisure and pleasure

  • Tailored spa experiences including massage, wraps, and multi-course treatments indoors, or on the banks of the Irrawaddy
  • Profound meditation programme
  • Historical Bagan tours
  • Nature exploration in a horse and carriage
  • Horse riding and cycling
  • Myanmar cookery lessons with a top chef
  • Language tuition
  • Lacquerware painting classes
  • Traditional fortune telling
  • Catherine was so friendly, helpful & efficient that right from the start we felt our holiday was being well organised.

    A.S. and T. Everson, Netherlands, 2016


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7