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American soldiers less than 75 yards from the front line take time out to read old magazines during a lull in the Allied drive through Burma. Sitapur, Myitkyina, Myanmar, August 1944.

from The Global Panorama

The Military Use of Children

Chinese Child Soldier ca. 1944 This Chinese soldier, age 10, with heavy pack, is a member of an army division boarding a plane returning them to China, following the capture of Myitkyina airfield, Burma, under the allied command of US Major General Frank Merrill


“JEWEL OF HEAVEN“ Jadeite Imperial Jade of the finest quality (Burmese Jadeite) seems to glow from the inside. The area of Hpakan in the Myitkyina District of northern Burma (Myanmar) is the sole source for the highly appreciated Imperial Jade.

from National Geographic News

Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber

Bone, tissue, and feathers show the almost 100-million-year-old wings are remarkably similar to those on modern birds.

from Legal Nomads

The Train from Mandalay to Myitkyina: A Bumpy Ride

from Legal Nomads

Photography from Myanmar: Mandalay, Myitkyina, Inle Lake and More

Photoessay from my weeks in Myanmar (Burma), from Mandalay, Inle Lake, Myitkyina and more.


MYANMAR: Venture to the remote northern city in Burma, Myitkyina, capital of the Kachin state. For a long time it has been forbidden to travelers, however, it has recently opened up and its pristine nature and local hill tribe villages are waiting to be discovered. It also serves as a gateway to the Himalayas and far northern towns such as Putao and is a convenient base for visits to the Indawgyi Lake and the floating Swe Mintzu Pagoda.