Former DC's House

Northern Myanmar

The 1928 DC’s House was actually completed just after George Orwell’s stay, but its unmistakable style would fit McGregor, the subject of Orwell's Burmese Days. Three families now live there and Daw Wei Wei Dwin sometimes shows visitors into the original (much decayed) drawing room.

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