The tour I have planned for Myanmar in November has us in Bagan for 4 nights. We will be on our own for 1 day and with a guide for 3 days. The tour company is giving me a choice among 6 hotels to stay at, 3 in new Bagan and 3 in old Bagan.
I've read on many hotel reviews on TA that at the hotels in old Bagan there is nowhere to have dinner within walking distance except at your own hotel. I don't want to eat at the hotel every night. I would also like to be able to go shopping or to night markets after dinner.
So which area is better to choose for the hotel location while in Bagan?