Aye Yar River View Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAye Yar River View Hotel Bagan
The hotel is just outside the walls of the old imperial city of Bagan, which means that it is nowhere. The hotel is pleasant enough but older and rather dated. Good sized room but no sound insulation at all. You can hear a conversation in the corridor. There are far better choices in town.
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... I digress.
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