We are visiting this summer and cannot decide between these two hotels. I understand the issues related to ownership of both hotels. I've gotten through all of that so if anyone has any guidance on the merits of one over the other vis a vis their respective locations, that would be most appreciated. Please don't comment if you haven't stayed at one or the other. I'm looking for solid information regarding the two hotels' respective locations. Is the Aureum very isolated? My big concern is being trapped there and having little or not option for entertainment, walking around, dining etc besides the ones on the property (which seem horribly over-priced and not so great). Alternatively, is the location in Old Bagan for the Therabar gate hotel that great? Can I walk to a number of restaurants? Are there any nearby markets? Stores? Any assessment of the surrounding areas of either of these hotels is really appreciated. Thanks in advance!