The Irrawaddy visits unkempt remains of the former headquarters of the Communist Party of Burma, as ethnic leaders convene in remote Wa Special Region.
Panghsan is the capital of the Wa Special Region, an autonomous enclave where the everyday lives of its inhabitants has rarely been documented.
Once a thriving industry in the Mon State village of Mudoon, these days only two families continue a long tradition of producing writing slate.
Mongla rebels tell visiting ethnic leaders and reporters that “full control” over their area helped establish “a complete system of government” that provides public services.
Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery puts 76 painting of 17 contemporary Burmese artists on display, offering visitors a taste of a range of different artistic styles.
Southern Shan State’s Inle Lake is facing drought conditions this dry season that have seen many of the area’s waterways dry up.
Photographs documenting an education reform protest, led by students whose historic march was brutally crushed by police last month, will be on display in Rangoon.
The 11th annual Traditional Kite Design and Dueling Competition kicks off in Rangoon, drawing hundreds of flight-loving participants to the city’s sporting grounds.
Colleagues, activists and admirers remember Win Tin, one of Burma’s most famous champions of democracy, by marking the first anniversary of his death in Rangoon.
As President Thein Sein received a coterie of political leaders and ethnic representatives on Wednesday, Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing was conspicuously absent.
A photo exhibition opens up in Rangoon’s Gallery 65 showcasing the work that appears in a new book on Burma’s peoples, culture, heritage and landscapes.
The country’s first public horse riding course will soon be open for business in Rangoon’s Hlegu Township.
In a ceremony overseen by Burma’s president, government negotiators, army commanders, ruling party lawmakers and ethnic leaders signaled their support for a draft nationwide ceasefire.
Police arrest at least eight protesters as students and activists hit the streets across Burma demanding the release of those detained following the Letpadan crackdown.
Built by hundreds of local artisans for the anniversary of Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda in Dawei, the gigantic bell’s donors include Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
During Burma’s annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing warns that threats to influence voters will not be tolerated ahead of national elections.
A series of paintings reflecting the everyday life of the cultural capital’s residents are showing at the River Ayeyarwaddy Gallery until the end of March.
A selection of paintings by artist Win Pe Myint, often known simply as WPM, are on display at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery through March 26.
A 10-day Hindu temple festival wraps up with charity, entertainment and fire-walking in Rangoon’s Dala Township.
A compilation of artworks from Burmese refugee children shows the history, the trauma and the dreams that accompany life as a young exile.