Aureum Resort @ Governors Residence

Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

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

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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.

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 centre 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.

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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.



Clare Monro (Staff)

Aureum Resort @ Governor's Residence doesn't really have that much charm or atmosphere, but it's the best accommodation option in Maymyo/Pyin Oo Lwin. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean (worth bearing in mind there is a step up to the bed area, and a step down into the bathroom). Some people may wish to go for the actual Governor's house if staying in a family group, where the rooms are enormous and it's quite cool - but a little bizarre at the same time!


  • Cycle Mandalay

    Pedal your way through the outskirts of Mandalay on this half-day guided excursion for a chance to see a different side of the city. Pass through small villages, monasteries and temples and visit a local market while stopping chat with locals.

  • Discover Mandalay and Mingun

    This thrilling full-day tour showcases the best of Mandalay and Mingun and involves ascending Mandalay Hill for a bird's-eye view of the city below, exploring the former Royal Capital’s temple and cruising up the Irrawaddy River for a visit to Mingun.

  • Mandalay Hill and Environs

    The last royal capital of Myanmar comes to life with this half-day guided tour of the main heritage sites of Mandalay. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and climb Mandalay Hill for views over the countryside.

  • Mandalay Nights by Motorbike

    During this exciting night-time tour, you’ll travel like a local, on the back of a motorbike, taking in the evening scenery, meeting friendly locals and stopping at markets, restaurants and bars perhaps to try some crispy duck and a frosty local beer.

  • Mandalay's Royal Capitals

    This is a full-day tour exploring Burma’s iconic and glorious royal capitals, including Sagaing, a spiritual centre, explore the former capital of Ava by horse cart and stop in Amarapura for a walk along the iconic U Bein Bridge.

  • Morning in Mandalay

    This half-day guided tour takes in the morning activities of Mandalay’s residents. Join Buddhist worshipers at a local temple, witness the timeless procession of monks collecting alms and venture through the colourful, busy morning market for breakfast.

  • Trading Jade in Mandalay

    This half-day tour takes in the wonderful Jade Market in Mandalay. A truly authentic market, where tourists are the minority, the market brings together local, Chinese, Indian and Thai traders.

Location & directions

Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

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

How to get there

Fly to Mandalay and take a two-hour drive to the Aureum.

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