Arakanese historical sites, such as Mrauk-U, will be protected under the new Arakan State Culture Heritage Conservation Law, includes penalties for anyone who builds, abuses, digs or exploits demarcated sites of cultural value.
As brands of Burmese alcohol compete with recently approved foreign liquor imports, Karenni villagers are fighting to retain local brewing customs.
Efforts are underway on the Rangoon River by a local team to find and recover the Great Bell of Dhammazedi, which sank 400 years ago.
Ornithologists in Bagan are calling for the protection of four rare bird species native to the region, as they say an increase in tourism to the ancient site is threatening the birds’ habitats.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether it is too late to save Burma’s rich cultural heritage, which has suffered decades of neglect.
UNESCO has approved three ancient Pyu cities – Hanlin, Beiktano and Sri Kestra – as World Heritage Sites, the first time any historical monument in Burma has been recognised by the prestigious UN award.
Archaeologists are planning to excavate ancient ruins in Irrawaddy Division that could be as much as 2,000 years old and date back to the Pyu era.
DVB spent a day with 11 year old mahout, Nga Sint, and his two Asian elephants, as he works all day to find enough food to feed the giant beasts and then uses them in ordination ceremonies.
Art lovers in Rangoon were treated to a solo exhibition by leading political activist Min Ko Naing on Wednesday
Rare and ancient artefacts from Burma will appear outside of the country for the first time ever, in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.