‘It is not easy to get attention from the world,’ says preservationist Nyo Ko Naing. ‘So it’s like Katha won the lottery.’
Two temples suffer partial collapse after rainwater seeps into cracks caused by the Aug. 24 earthquake, say government archaeologists.
The Rangoon Division government has formed a board of trustees to manage renovations on one of Burma’s most famous colonial buildings, the Secretariat.
Yangon Heritage Trust reveals its conservation strategy for Rangoon and says the city is “at a tipping point” and that without action there will be a terrible loss of cultural
The residence of Burma’s first president Sao Shwe Thaike will be turned into a heritage tourist site, according to hotels and tourism minister U Ohn Maung.
Unesco surveys damage to 187 historic temples in Bagan, amid concerns that premature efforts to clear debris may disturb artifacts and hamper restoration.
Development of the century-old complex remains in the hands of private developers with links to the ex-military elite, whose pledges of public accessibility spark cautious hope.
Exactly 28 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
Burma will nominate the Bagan Archaeological Zone as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, to be considered the following year.
A Rangoon lawmaker will submit a proposal that would return the city’s historical Secretariat building—which was leased to a private company—to the public.
With record crowds present at Rangoon’s monuments, volunteers treated 36 people for fainting, but point out there were no other major injuries.
From Rangoon’s Secretariat to the streets of Mandalay, the public pays respect to Aung San and his colleagues 69 years after their assassination.
A poetry festival, a trivia night, a film festival and art exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
A ceremony honors the late Gen Aung San and his colleagues at the Secretariat, where they were gunned down in 1947, as Burma marks the anniversary of the assassination.
Concerts, music festivals, art exhibitions, talks, forums, dancing-in-the-dark and a scavenger hunt—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.