In the face of economic and geopolitical influences, Mandalay would do better to work on preservation of its reputation as a cultural capital and promote its heritage and history.
The Sagaing regional government has granted approval for the pagoda to lose the gold paint and return to its original white color.
Often crumbling and closed to the public, a small number of Yangon’s heritage gems have opened up to the public in the form of quality restaurants.
The towering century-old home in Yangon, built by the prominent Chinese businessman Lim Chin Tsong, features an eccentric blend of Eastern and Western styles.
Amid a bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status, renovation work following a quake in 2016 is still ongoing.
Archeology Department hoping visit will pave the way for inclusion on World Heritage list
A Korea-based company has inquired about building a 100-meter viewing tower near the Bagan Archaeological Zone.
"They are being sacrificed on the altar of a touristic experience. It's a tragedy for Bangkok and for Thailand," said Michael Herzfeld.
Four years ago today, Myanmar lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin. The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.
At nearly 80 percent complete, the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library aims to finish the renovations by 2020.
Officials are planning to do more to warn visitors against climbing the pagodas of Bagan after a German tourist was injured in a fall on Tuesday.
The late activist and political prisoner would have been 88 today. We look back on his contribution to Myanmar's struggle for democracy.
Martial arts, concerts, photo exhibits, comedy and more — all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Seven residents were killed and 12 others were injured during a police crackdown on protestors last week.