The incense is lit and worshippers are beginning to arrive to Taung Pyone, a small village north of Mandalay that hosts Burma’s largest annual nat festival.
The first solo exhibition of by Burmese artist Htoo Aung Kyaw reflects the influence of a childhood spent amongst the temples of Bagan.
At a struggling, century-old private hospital, people living with leprosy find support and friendship. But staff say the government needs to do more.
About 140 families from the Irrawaddy Delta’s Phaya Ni village have been taking refuge at a makeshift displacement camp after their entire village was inundated.
The real work of recovery is just beginning in inundated Kale, a township in the far northwest of Sagaing Division.
A temporary memorial hall chronicling the Four Eights Uprising and its brutal aftermath has opened in Burma’s commercial capital.
The Irrawaddy revisits the 1988 pro-democracy uprising with this series of archival images.
Kale in Sagaing Division is one of many townships in Burma inundated by torrential rains and flooding that has affected more than 150,000 people nationwide.
The Burmese government has declared disaster zones in several states and divisions on Friday after relentless heavy rains inundated villages across the country.
The Rangoon artist has transformed traditional depictions of nats, the spirits worshipped alongside Buddhism in parts of central Burma, in his latest exhibition.
Thousands of people descend on the Secretariat in Rangoon, taking advantage of a rare public opening of the historical complex in commemoration of Martyrs’ Day.
The rapidly expanding Muse trade hub is falling prey to the scourge of Burma’s other proposed SEZs: skyrocketing land prices and loss of tenure rights.
A new exhibition at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery offers a telling glimpse into the fashions and pastimes of days long gone in Burma.
The consortium behind one of five projects canceled by the Burmese government defends the development but says it “respects” the decision to terminate the project.
Outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Burma Christoph Burgener, who attended a preliminary meeting of ethnic peace negotiators in Chiang Mai on Thursday, speaks to The Irrawaddy
Preliminary meetings ahead of the forthcoming Karen National Conference kick off in Rangoon, uniting ethnic Karen people from various parts of the country.
The fourth solo exhibition of Burmese illustrator Nay Tun opens this week at Lokanat Gallery in downtown Rangoon.
Kentucky Fried Chicken opens its pioneering outlet in the heart of Rangoon, marking the first foray of an American fast-food franchise into the Burmese market.
Gallery 65 is located at 65 Yawmingyi Street, Dagon Township. The exhibition runs from 10am-6pm, June 27-29.
Traditional puppetry in Burma’s commercial capital will receive a boost with the opening of a performance space dedicated to showcasing the culturally significant art form.