The site for the Gangar Lodge Resort is situated to the South of the main archaeological zone and the UNESCO world heritage site of Bagan, on the banks of the Ayerewaddy river. The elevated site is set in a grove of Toddy palms, Accacias and plum orchards. The new resort comprises 45 individual villas, riverside restaurants, a library in a restored teak building and a walled garden spa.The architecture and layout is inspired by the orientation and layout of the old palace in Bagan. The creek running across the site is made into a lake for rain water harvesting and water storage for the site.
The materials used are local - with brick and teak structures roofed with terracotta flat tiles and thatch.