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Aureum Resort @ Governors Residence

Pyin Oo Lwin, Burma

The Aureum @ Governors Residence is located in the old Burmese colonial hill station of Maymyo, now known as Pyin Oo Lwin. It features the restored British Governor’s Residence and range of comfortable bungalows in the grounds.

At a Glance

  • Features replica of original Governor's Residence in the colonial hill station of Maymyo

  • Good sized bungalows to stay in featuring sit-outs

  • Perfect base to explore the Botanical Gardens

  • Works well as a way-point to reach Hsipaw

Couples, History, Off the beaten track, Adventure

Insider's View

If staying here, you cannot miss out on the Gokteik Viaduct!

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Aureum Resort @ Governors Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Rural Burma


The Aureum Pyin Oo Lwin’s main highlight is the restored Governor’s Residence which features five rooms which are generally booked for groups of friends. It has its own dining room, bar and indoor swimming pool. It is an exact replica of the building which was bombed by the Japanese in the Second World War and it is very much like stepping back in time.

Most guests opt for the Deluxe Bungalows which are closer to the main road, leading into the center of town. We will always request rooms set back a little as the road can be somewhat noisy. The bungalows are very large with a open sitting area and small sit-outs. In all truth, they are a little dated, but you are usually only in Pyin Oo Lyin for a night so it is more than suitable to see the destination. They feature TVs, WiFi (which is a little intermittent), separate bath and shower.

There is a central restaurant and bar which offers a range of international and Asian dishes. The main reason to visit Pyin Oo Lwin is to see the fantastic Botanical Garden, maybe take a horse and carriage ride around the colonial suburbs and as a gateway to the trekking area of Hsipaw, which can be accessed by a superb train ride the following day.


The Deluxe Rooms at the Aureum feature bathrooms with separate bath and shower, TVs, WiFi, balconies, hair dryers, mini bar, safe deposit box and a sitting area with sofa. The Presidential Suite has its own swimming pool and living room. There are also five rooms located in the Governer's Residence.


The Aureum features a centrally located restaurant and bar.

Location & Directions

Pyin Oo Lwin, Burma

Pyin Oo Lwin, or Maymyo as it was once known is located about 2 hours from Mandalay and accessed via train or car.

When to go

The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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