Dos & Don’ts

HAVE DECENT CLOTHES while VISITING RELIGIOUS PLACES:

(Shoes/socks must be taken off; shoulders and knees should be covered up while visiting pagodas.)


RESPECT MYANMAR TRADITION:

(You don’t need to get rid of your ways, just try to adapt to Myanmar environment.)


DO SMILE:

(Myanmar people are smiley and friendly.  Wear your smile to light up everyone’s day!)


DON’T POINT YOUR FEET:

(Pointing things with your feet is considered disrespect.)


TUCK away YOUR FEET:

(Legs shouldn’t be stretched out and feet shouldn’t be facing a Buddha image.)


LEARN a FEW BASIC WORLDS in MYANMAR LANGUAGE:

(Myanmar people are extremely delighted to hear their language spoken by visitors.)

Eg: MINGALARBAR- “HELLO”, KYAY ZU BAR-“THANKS”, etc…


DON’T TOUCH ONE’S HEAD:

(Head is the most esteemed part of the body and touching it is considered aggressive.)


DON’T KISS in PUBLIC:

(Showing physical contact and intimacy in public is frowned upon in Myanmar.)


LEARN LOCAL CUSTOMS before VISITING ETHNIC MINORITY VILLAGES:

(Myanmar is very diverse and each minority has their own customs e.g. tourists visiting Akha villages should know not to take photo of pregnant women.)


DON’T TOUCH the MONK or HIS ROBE:

(Monks are highly respected and revered in Myanmar society as they observe rules, study Dhamma and practice meditation.  Even you see a worm crawling up the robe, you should never touch it.)


SPREAD YOUR WEALTH & USE the MONEY WISELY:

(Purchase non-precious items at local markets to support local people.)


DON’T GIVE MONEY or SWEETS to CHILDREN:

(Don’t give a helpless person a fish.  Teach him how to catch it and they will learn for a life time.)


MYANMAR PEOPLE ARE DELIGHTED when TOURISTS PARTICIPATE the FESTIVAL with THEM:

(Your participation makes Myanmar people very happy and pr oud of their traditions.)


DON’T GO WHERE YOU ARE NOT ADVISED to GO:

(Myanmar is opening up slowly and more destinations will be accessible in the future.)

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