The Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar
(Zi Wa Ka Street, just south of Shwedagon Pagoda)
The last emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar, rests in Yangon—a fact taken for granted by Muslim visitors from India, but lesser-known to ordinary tourists.
Bahadur Shah Zafar died in 1862 after he was
Gliding along the Dokhtawady River, we pass blissful, bathing water buffalo, only their heads and twitching ears visible above the water. We chug past sprawling banyan trees, their exposed roots creeping along the muddy richness of the river bank soil, their lofty branches offering brief respites ofRead More
It is late July. I am on a turbulent flight from Yangon to Myitkyina in the depths of the monsoon, praying that my flight will land safely; and what better destination to turn to prayer than this city of churches in the far-flung reaches of Kachin State, home to 90 percent of the country’s ChristiRead More
By Connor Macdonald
I sat on the rickety Mandalay-Myitkyina train for almost two whole cycles of the sun, bumping over twisted tracks with the ever-present feeling that I would be involved in the slowest derailment in history. The 643-kilometre (400-mile) journey to the Kachin State