Traders say that dealing in amber is a quicker and easier way to make money than working with jade.
Khu Mee Reh, who makes and plays traditional bamboo guitars called a kaloe, says he is willing to teach others his trade, but there is no interest.
Shoppers indulge in smoked meats and rice wine in Demoso Myoma bazaar.
The five-day market makes a less touristic stop at a village near Inle Lake.
Artist MPP Yei Myint celebrates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 72nd birthday with his new exhibition.
Flooding in Hakha in 2015 caused landslides that displaced more than 1,000 families. Many are still struggling to live without basic amenities.
Landmines and unexploded ordnance present a daily risk of injury or death for children in Burma.
The clinic continues to provide free treatment to those living on the Thai-Burma border.
Mae Sot, a border town in western Thailand, is undergoing an economic transformation fueled partly by the labor of Burmese migrants.
As in other parts of Southeast Asia, snakehead (Nga Yant in Burmese) is a popular freshwater fish known for its sweet and tender meat.
Northern Chin State’s natural environment is at threat from mineral mining, infrastructure development, and climate change. By Edith Mirante
The shelter’s residents tend to farmland and rear livestock, but their produce is shunned at local markets due to stigma around the disease.
‘I have never experienced this kind of cold in my life. It seems very long when I wait for the day to break,’ says Kawt Mai, one of the IDPs.
For most of the families who labor in brickworks the meager wages and the high cost of food mean that every member has to work.
More than 500 works of art by Burmese women will be on display in the Myanmar Ladies Art Exhibition at the Yangon Gallery.