• It's the only hotel that exists within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan's ancient temple complex
  • The view of the pagodas from the stunning swimming pool

Simply put, Aureum is the region’s premier accommodation. Here, private villas dot tropical gardens and multi-course meals are paired with both world-class wines and views over Bagan – a lost city that evidences a once all-powerful empire. No other hotel enjoys such a privileged position.With the golden spires and pagoda monoliths of over 2,000 temples as its neighbours, this palatial offering is the only accommodation found within the Bagan Archaeological Zone. It’s something of an oasis too, with 30 acres of palm-tree-dotted gardens host to fine dining restaurants, expansive waters and a luxurious collection of villas.

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Each of these luxury villas comes delightfully realised in an authentic, traditional aesthetic; think teakwood ceilings and dark-wood furnishings. It’s all complemented by Jacuzzis along with terraces and verandahs that command views over the gardens, lakes or the temples themselves. There’s even the chance to upgrade for a private swimming pool or the seclusion of your very own island, in the centre of the grounds’ lake.

However, the indulgence doesn’t stop with your room. Amenities range from a superb gym and an expansive pool to an excellent spa – a true Burmese rarity where local remedies are combined with international-standard practices in a re-imagined Indic temple. For some alternative relaxation, there are the local innovations and world-class labels of the bar’s wine cellar.

It’s the ideal end to meals at Aureum’s Xanadu restaurant, where Continental favourites are served alongside local delicacies. Perhaps start with a pumpkin salad before moving on to a creamy risotto, paired with an Italian varietal, of course. However, for a real taste of Myanmar, opt for a daung lann feast. Over a range of indulgent courses you’ll be introduced to flavours that marry Indian heartiness with Southeast Asia’s fragrant cadences as traditional performances backdrop your meal.


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