How to find the Lei Thar Gone Guest House
It’s quite simple, although the Lei Thar Gone Guest House doesn’t sit on the main tourist track. There are direct buses to Yenangyaung from all key destinations such as Bagan, Yangon, Inle, Taungyi and Mandalay. We can buy tickets on your behalf, pick you up at the bus station or have you collected at the airport in Nyaung U (Bagan).
Should you need any assistance please phone the Guest House +95 (0)60 88 21620
Bus station: Aung Mingalar
Bus companies: Nan Htike Taw Win, Tun Ayar or Wei Phyo Aung
Getting to the bus station: by taxi, from downtown Yangon, approx. 1 ½ hrs., fare approx. 10’000MMK.
Bus departure: approx. 6 am and 6 pm, but we recommend you be at the station ½ hr. earlier.
Ticket: 10'000MMK (March 2018) For more comfort we recommend booking two seats per person. Arrival: between 4 am and 5 am
Nan Htike Taw Win VIP night bus service, departure 8.30pm, ticket 14'000MMK, arrival at approx. 7 am
Contact us for bookings or for a free pick up at the bus station.
Bus station: Kwe Sae Kan
Bus company: Aung Ka Bar
There are multiple mini buses during the day, from 8 am to 2 pm and night buses from 6 pm to 9 pm, all arriving in Yenangaung approximately 6 ½ hours later.
Bus company: Shwe Mandalay and Shwe Man Thu - two Express buses daily (8 am and 8 pm)
Nyaung-U (Bagan) is the closest airport to Yenangyaung. Daily flights from Yangon (from US$105 Foreigner / from US$50 Myanmar citizen) From the airport, the 62 mile drive takes two hours. An airport pick-up can be arranged on request (one way $60). From Bagan (Nyaung U) to Yenangyaung there are also several direct buses daily Contact us for further information or ask your Hotel to make the booking for you. Please show the staff the Myanmar text shown below as most people do not know Yenangyaung.
A little bit of history
Yenangyaung is located in the Dry Zone of West-Central Myanmar in the Magway Division, on the Irrawaddy River. For centuries the dominant industry of this area was petroleum – thus the name “Yenangyaung” which in Myanmar literally means “stream of oil”. In recent years, oil activity has picked up again. One major foreign company has “successfully re-entered and recompleted several shut-in wells as oil producers.” Local people, however, continue to eek out a meagre living as farmers – it is a very poor yet authentic area.