Bagan Lodge

No trip to Myanmar would be complete without spending time in Bagan and exploring the ancient city boasting in excess of 2,000 Buddhist monuments which are an ever present part of the surrounding countryside; choosing the correct hotel or resort is important as having spent all day visiting the various temples, stupas and pagodas you will need a relaxing base to recover before your sightseeing resumes the following day.

We selected Bagan Lodge which is situated in New Bagan and perfectly located on the edge of town within easy reach of the airport and all of the religious monuments, the 4 star plus ’boutique resort’ is a selection of tented bungalows which are modern and stylish in their design offering a comfortable oasis at the end of a busy day.

Welcome to Bagan Lodge
The lobby at Bagan Lodge
Sunset over Bagan Lodge
Bedroom at Bagan Lodge

Bagan Lodge is situated in beautifully manicured grounds that create a wonderful environment, there is an outdoor jacuzzi, fitness centre, spa and 2 impressive swimming pools for guests to enjoy; breakfast and dinner is served in the main open air restaurant, Tiffin Box but you can also enjoy light snacks and afternoon tea in The Lobby Lounge or at The Pool Bar.

Swimming pool and restaurant at Bagan Lodge
Stunning swimming pool at Bagan Lodge

The Vegan Food

Each day commenced with a freshly brewed espresso (you need to ask for this as they come from The Lobby Bar) and a glass of fresh juice, we were impressed with the options for breakfast that were available from the buffet which included a selection of fresh fruit, salad bar and bread (which was vegan) with homemade jam.

Upon request the staff were willing to prepare stir fried vegetables with rice or noodles but we were happy with what was on offer from the buffet, vegan congee with condiments is always a favourite breakfast at Vegan Food Quest and each day there were delicious fried spring rolls with rice and chick peas which certainly hit the spot!

Fresh fruit for breakfast at Bagan Lodge
Vegan congee made with vegetable stock at Bagan Lodge
Fried vegetable spring rolls, rice and chick peas at Bagan Lodge
Fruit salad and fresh watermelon juice at Bagan Lodge

Due to being exhausted on our first day (and therefore missing dinner altogether) and wanting to visit a nearby vegan restaurant on our other night we did not take dinner at Tiffin Box but were very happy to see a vegetarian menu including plenty of options that were either vegan or could easily be adapted for vegan guests.

There were a variety of salads and soups on offer including a Bagan style lentil soup and a refreshing sounding iced vegetable gazpacho which we are sure would have been perfect after a hot day at the temples; a selection of pizzas and pastas were available as were dishes including the tasty sounding ‘Kadai Vegetable’ described as ‘vegetables in a thick onion and tomato gravy’.

We are confident that you will not go hungry as a vegan at Bagan Lodge!

The Vegan Essentials

We were unable to confirm if the bathroom amenities were free from animal derived products or had been tested on animals so we used our own, however our duvet and pillows were feather free which was good to discover.

The Vegan Food Quest Verdict

Bagan is possibly one of the most impressive archealogical sites you will ever visit and we are confident that if you select Bagan Lodge you will enjoy the calming oasis that has been created. Breakfast as a vegan was decent, the rooms and suites were modern and very well appointed (yet quirky due to the tented aspect) and the 2 swimming pools were just so inviting at the end of each day…

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Bagan Lodge
Myat Lay Road
New Bagan

Telephone: +95 9 777 077335
Cost From:
 £85 / $115 (May 2018)

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