The Yangon Heritage Trust launches an initiative to provide descriptions of historical sites throughout Burma’s biggest city for interested passerby.
Communal violence in Mandalay last month hasn’t deterred revelers from converging on a shrine outside the city to celebrate Burma’s most beloved nats.
Pegu town has been affected by severe flooding after heavy downpours hit lower Burma in recent days and caused the Pegu River to burst its banks.
The Irrawaddy’s snapper Sai Zaw travels as he captures the news of the day, but he also takes time to capture more lasting images.
US-based artist Jim McNalis has in the past tackled Aung San Suu Kyi, former student leader Min Ko Naing and Snr-Gen Than Shwe.
A Rangoon exhibition offers depictions of the Buddha’s life, with an emphasis on scenes in which he is tempted by the archangel of evil.
At workshop after workshop, extremely dangerous labor conditions are the norm in Rangoon’s industrial zones.
Tickets to see the South Korean all-girl group in Burma’s former capital on Saturday are on sale for up to $900.
The Palaung, or Ta’ang, live in northern Shan State and are fighting wars against both the Burmese government and the scourge of opium.
Linkages between Burma and India’s remote northeast have been in the works for more than 20 years, but progress remains underwhelming.
A group of elephants, mostly retired work animals from Burma’s logging industry, is now being cared for at a camp in Southern Shan State.
The railway’s start point in Mon State is a reminder of the thousands of war prisoners who lost their lives constructing the line to Thailand.
On the Full Moon Day of Waso, Buddhists ride wooden boats through flooded fields toward the shrine of a guardian spirit.
An Irrawaddy photographer gets an inside look at life as a soldier in the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State.
The Kayaw, an ethnic group living in Karenni State, are known for their ornate ear rings, silver pendants and brass rings worn around women’s legs.
A Buddhist mob sets fire to a Muslim section of a cemetery during the funeral of a Buddhist man who was killed in rioting.
More than a thousand police are deployed in central Mandalay after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims late Tuesday night.
The palatial Kantarawadi Haw in downtown Loikaw is perhaps the last surviving reminder of a bygone era in Karenni State.
UN officials warn illicit drug production in Burma continues to rise, while noting there had been “relatively little” drug seizures.
The exhibition of Burmese painter Yei Myint depicts a country afflicted, despite its widely lauded reforms of recent years.