Skip to main content

Burma Collection

"Discover the Enigmatic Beauty of Burma: A Tapestry of History, Culture

Background imageBurma Collection: Poster - British Military medals

Poster - British Military medals
NAVAL, MILITARY AND RAF DECORATIONS AND MEDALS 1793-1973. Poster, revised and edited by Arthur Kipling of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1975 (c)

Background imageBurma Collection: Hot air ballons fly over ancient temples at dawn in Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Hot air ballons fly over ancient temples at dawn in Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Hot air balloon over the Temples of Bagan at dawn, Myanmar, November 2012

Hot air balloon over the Temples of Bagan at dawn, Myanmar, November 2012

Background imageBurma Collection: Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Background imageBurma Collection: Shwedagon Pagoda before sunrise, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda before sunrise, Yangon, Myanmar
Shwedagon Pagoda officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Marriage certificate of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Background imageBurma Collection: Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma

Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma
Chindits and their horses crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma in light ferry boats, the horses alongside!

Background imageBurma Collection: Hot air balloon over plain of Bagan in misty morning, Mandalay, Myanmar

Hot air balloon over plain of Bagan in misty morning, Mandalay, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis

Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis
Britains great bastion in the East: Singapore, stubborn obstacle to Japans ambitious projects in Southern Asia during the Second World War

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmar. Bagan. Sunset over the temples of Bagan

Myanmar. Bagan. Sunset over the temples of Bagan

Background imageBurma Collection: Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar

Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar
People crossing the U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake at sunset in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world

Background imageBurma Collection: Burmese womens native attire

Burmese womens native attire
Women of Burma (now Brunei) in traditional dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageBurma Collection: Chilli peppers in the market, Monywa, Sagaing, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Chilli peppers in the market, Monywa, Sagaing, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo

Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo
The City of Mien, with the Gold and Silver Towers, visited by Marco Polo in 1282, now known as Pagan or Bagan, in Myanmar, Burma

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform

Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured in her uniform as Deputy Superintendant of the St

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants

Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants
Elephant scenes from Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Elphants are being shipped onto a steamer and working/moving teak logs

Background imageBurma Collection: Birds design on lacquerware tray, Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Birds design on lacquerware tray, Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Ballooning in the early morning over the archaeological site, Bagan (Pagan)

Ballooning in the early morning over the archaeological site, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma)

Background imageBurma Collection: Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Ancient Buddha image, Kakku Buddhist Ruins, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Ancient Buddha image, Kakku Buddhist Ruins, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Swedawmyat Paya, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Swedawmyat Paya, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmar Three novice monks together

Myanmar Three novice monks together walking to pagoda in Mandalay Burma

Background imageBurma Collection: Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley

Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley
Miss Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley, later Lady Louis Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicereine of India (1901 - 1960)

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Lady Edwina Mountbatten
EDWINA ASHLEY MOUNTBATTEN Wife of Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), whom she married in 1922. Last Vicereine of India, friend of Gandhi and Nehru. Date: 1901 - 1960

Background imageBurma Collection: Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
Indian Rice Merchants (Lakhmichand Manikchand) in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) - note the slightly cheeky bit of advertising by the Insurance Broker in the front row

Background imageBurma Collection: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc
Photograph showing Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), then Commander-in-Chief of the South-East Asia Command, talking with General Montgomery (1887-1976) in Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageBurma Collection: Gilded Shwedagon Pagoda against clear sky at dawn, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Gilded Shwedagon Pagoda against clear sky at dawn, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region

A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: A young Buddhist monk holding a red umbrella walks up the steps in Hsinbyume Pagoda

A young Buddhist monk holding a red umbrella walks up the steps in Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Mandalay, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Map of Farther India, 1902. Creator: Unknown

Map of Farther India, 1902. Creator: Unknown
Map of Farther India, 1902. Southeast Asia, including Burma, Siam, Cambodia, French Indochina and Malaya. From The Century Atlas of the World. [John Walker & Co, Ltd. London, 1902]

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall

Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall (MR)

Background imageBurma Collection: Ducks and the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar

Ducks and the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar
Fishermen fishing with a net and ducks in front of the U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Background imageBurma Collection: Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF

Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF
Handley Page Halifax VI, RG815, Mercury of the RAF Empire Radio School, Debden, prior to its 25, 000-mile tour of Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in 1946

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmars most famous Buddha image, 13ft high and covered in 6 inches of pure gold leaf

Myanmars most famous Buddha image, 13ft high and covered in 6 inches of pure gold leaf, Mahamuni Paya, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts

Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts
Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, Commodore of Sea Scouts, inspecting the 2nd Cowes Sea Scouts on the opening of their new Headquarters. August 1977

Background imageBurma Collection: Women of the Red Karen - Myanmar

Women of the Red Karen - Myanmar
Two women of the Red Karen (Kayah) also known as Karenni - a subgroup of the Karen people, a Sino-Tibetan people living mostly in Kayah State of Burma (now Myanmar). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBurma Collection: ASIA MAP, 19th CENTURY. Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, India, Tibet, Burma, and Siam

ASIA MAP, 19th CENTURY. Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, India, Tibet, Burma, and Siam. Detail from a late 19th century map of Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2/4) Burmese courtship - a young man wearing a headscarf holding a large cigar chats up a coy young Burmese girl, leaning against a palm tree

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3/4) A Burmese man and his girl, with whom he converses over a low stone wall, whilst holding onto her hand

Background imageBurma Collection: Kalaga tapestry, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Kalaga tapestry, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageBurma Collection: Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar

Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar
Cyclist at Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Date: 2016

Background imageBurma Collection: Close up of Burmese buddhist monk hands praying

Close up of Burmese buddhist monk hands praying
Mynamar, Yangon. Burmese buddhist monk praying near the Shwedagon pagoda (MR)

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmar, Yangon. A golden stupa at Shwedagon Pagodo, at twilight

Myanmar, Yangon. A golden stupa at Shwedagon Pagodo, at twilight

Background imageBurma Collection: Myanmar, Burma, Rakhine State, Sittwe

Myanmar, Burma, Rakhine State, Sittwe. Three novice monks look out of their dormitory window at the Pathain Monastery. Most early learning takes place in monastery schools

Background imageBurma Collection: An Elephant Pooay in Upper Burma (engraving)

An Elephant Pooay in Upper Burma (engraving)
1046133 An Elephant Pooay in Upper Burma (engraving) by Johnston, Harry Hamilton (1858-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Elephant Pooay in Upper Burma)

Background imageBurma Collection: Intha fisherman beat water, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

Intha fisherman beat water, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Traditional stilt village, Inle Lake, Burma / Myanmar

Traditional stilt village, Inle Lake, Burma / Myanmar
Traditional stilt village, Inle Lake, Burma/ Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: East African Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma

East African Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma
Photograph of a soldier from the East African Reconnaissance Regiment, checking a machine-gun, Burma, 1945. The East African Reconnaissance Regiment, part of 11th East African Division




For sale as Licensed Images

Choose your image, Select your licence and Download the media

"Discover the Enigmatic Beauty of Burma: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Natural Splendor" Immerse yourself in the captivating allure as you embark on a journey through its rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural wonders. From British Military medals proudly displayed on vintage posters to a cherished marriage certificate capturing the union of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, every corner unveils intriguing stories. Witness the ethereal beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda before sunrise in Yangon, Myanmar's bustling capital city. As dawn breaks over this sacred site, be mesmerized by its golden splendor that illuminates both sky and soul. Travel back in time to witness the brave Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River in Burma during World War II. Their indomitable spirit echoes through generations as they fought for freedom amidst challenging terrains. Experience an enchanting misty morning over Mandalay's plain of Bagan from a hot air balloon. Marvel at ancient temples rising majestically from lush greenery as you float above this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As dusk paints the sky with hues of gold and crimson, find solace on U Bein Bridge in Amarapura. Silhouettes grace its teakwood structure while witnessing nature's masterpiece unfold before your eyes. Admire Burmese women adorned in their native attire - vibrant colors reflecting their resilience and timeless elegance. Each garment tells tales passed down through generations; a testament to their cultural heritage. Explore Singapore's historical significance as "bastion in the East, " depicted beautifully by G. H Davis' artwork. Discover how this island nation played a pivotal role throughout centuries past. Indulge your senses at Monywa market where fiery red chili peppers add spice to daily life. This vibrant scene captures Myanmar's Southeast Asian essence - lively markets brimming with flavorsome treasures waiting to be discovered. Trace Marco Polo's footsteps back to the ancient city of Pagan, now known as Bagan.