But it will probably take many years before travel to areas such as remote parts of Kachin state and the Wa territory is safe for tourists
In Rangoon, thousands flocked to polling stations before dawn, waiting up to two hours for them to open
As Burma prepares for its most important election in a generation, Peter Popham in Rangoon talks to former supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who are unhappy with her party’s methods
In the past five years the country has emerged from decades of military rule
PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
The Prime Minister David Cameron today called for sanctions against Burma to be eased as he made a historic visit to the country.
Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi on final leg of his Asian tour, PM seems set to ask EU to change course
David Cameron is expected to become the first major Western leader to visit Burma since decades of military rule were relaxed last year.
Aung San Suu Kyi's party claimed today she has won a seat in Burma's parliament after a landmark election, setting the stage for the pro-democracy leader to hold public office for the first time.
Democracy leader accuses military's proxy party of violence and intimidation
It's a sight few thought they would ever see: Burma's democracy leader fighting an election. Brian Rex visits the village where her future will be decided
In March 1942, thousands of British and Indian civilians fled Burma when Japanese troops arrived. Their escape route would become known as 'The Road of Death'. Seventy years on, a survivor recalls the most harrowing journey of his life...
There can no longer be any doubt that there is a group of people at the summit of power in Burma who are not merely toying with Aung San Suu Kyi and the West, not merely climbing through Washington-erected hoops in order to achieve short-term political and economic goals, but who have a vision of how their country should be run and where it should be heading that is radically at odds with the vision that has dictated policy for the past 20 years.
Burmese move seen as a 'substantial' shift to democracy
Burma freed some of its most famous political inmates today, sparking jubilation outside prison gates while signalling its readiness to comply with demands from the US and its allies for a lifting of economic sanctions.
How did an article in The Independent lead to the creation of a portable school for Burmese refugee children?