A look back at his historic tenure as head of state.
Elephants no longer needed in timber production have been relocated to the sanctuary.
To mark the 109th birthday of the late U Thant, The Irrawaddy collected some rare photos of the former UN chief with his family and international dignitaries.
In the village of Nga-pyaw-taw, U Kyaw Shwe is the only person who has maintained this ancestral business to keep the tradition alive.
From slaked lime to Myanmar albums to Ngapi to robes for Buddhist monks—all of it can be found for sale on Huaxin Street in Taipei.
Locals in Shan State launch homemade hot air balloons in a famous competition.
The dire conditions faced by more than 600,000 Rohingya in squalid camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar Army clearance operations prompt US action.
The residence of Myanmar’s first president opens to the public as a cultural museum.
The two casinos only accept Thai baht, as gambling in Myanmar is illegal.
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.