The once crime-ridden border town recently hosted a milestone in Burma’s peace process, while efforts are underway to revive the area and establish universities.
From Rangoon’s Secretariat to the streets of Mandalay, the public pays respect to Aung San and his colleagues 69 years after their assassination.
Known locally as Mahachai, and by foreigners as ‘Little Burma,’ Thailand’s Samut Sakhon hosts up to 400,000 Burmese migrants working in factories and fisheries.
Rangoon’s administrative body sterilizes and vaccinates stray dogs in Sanchaung Township, cooperating with Blue Heart, a local animal welfare group.
The scenic natural lake between Mandalay and Kyaukse is drawing a growing number of visitors, creating new business opportunities for locals.
The demand for low-grade stones in Burma’s ‘Ruby Land’ increases as desposits of semi-precious stones remain noticeably thin.
Over a century after the fall of Burma’s last dynasty, the royal gardens in Mandalay’s palace grounds are languishing and overgrown.
More than 30 years ago, Ne Win’s junta removed Gen Aung San’s name from his own tomb. But the architects who built it still have a card up their sleeves.
On the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of war, internally displaced people struggle to survive after international organizations pull rice provisions.
Workers at private mining quarries near Mandalay suffer serious health problems, with little hope for compensation
Fishing villages in the Irrawaddy Delta share a mangrove-covered island with a community of endangered saltwater crocodiles.
Although typically cool, Shan State’s upland areas, much like the rest of Burma, have been suffering from an unusually powerful El Niño weather pattern.
In this story, published less than a week after his death in 2014, our photographer Hein Htet describes a post-mortem visit to Win Tin’s home.
Thanakha, a fragrant paste, is traditionally used in Burma for cosmetic and medicinal purposes and is made using a flat, circular stone known as kyauk pyin.
While computers remain luxuries and electricity is still unreliable, Rangoon’s typists continue earning their living using restored Cold War-era machines.
Bus passengers describe being ‘freed’ from harassment on Rangoon’s new BRT routes, which boast air conditioning and quicker arrival times.
After several months of delays, restoration of Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery, one of the city’s ancient sites, resumes.
The Irrawaddy remembers the late Win Tin, a cofounder of the National League for Democracy (NLD) who would have turned 86 on Saturday.
An ancient city of two names, Inwa—previously Ava—sits in the center of Burma, a half hour’s drive from Mandalay city.
Pansodan Street in Rangoon is not only famous for its historic colonial architecture but also its sidewalks that are lined with secondhand booksellers.