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Belmond Governor's Residence
Why we like it
- Located in the Embassy Quarter of Yangon
- Stunning colonial architecture
- Rooms decorated with silk panels and elaborate Burmese woodcarvings
- Close to the main cultural attractions including golden pagodas, National Museum and Bogyoke market
Enjoy a lantern-lit dinner overlooking the gardens beautiful lotus ponds at the Mandalay Restaurant.
Our A&K representative Victoria Smith (Vicky) was excellent from start to finish
A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, Belmond The Governor's Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Burma's southern states. With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful Belmond hotel in the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), conjures up a bygone era while offering every modern pleasure.
Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a day spent visiting the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner is served alfresco in the balmy evening air by lantern-light, as tropical fragrances scent the breeze.
Best time to be thereMyanmar (Burma) has three clear seasons: from March to May are the very hot summer months, the wet and humid monsoon runs from May to October and the cold dry winter lasts from November to February. The best time of year to visit is late November early December when the rains have gone, the landscape is lush and green and the skies are crystal clear. However any time from late November to March is a good time to travel.
Yangon (Thai Airways via Bangkok)
12 hours 55 minutes via Bangkok
GMT +6 1/2 hours
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