Do’s & Don’t

Dos

  • When you meet each other, plese say "Min-ga-la-bar"  that means Hello.
  • When you pass through in front of an elder person, please lower your head a little bit to show respect.
  • When you eat something altogethter, please take your meal only after elder person has taken first.
  • When you are enterning religious places (especially Pagodas and Monatery), ethnic houses, please take off your shoes and footwear.
  • When you give somthing to elder person or someone, please offer by both hands.
  • When you go to the religious places (Temples, Pagodas and Monasteries), please wear decent clothes.
  • When you get to molest others involuntarily, please say "Gadawt" twice, as a gesture of asking pardson.
  • When you see Monks, Novices and Nuns, please pay respect to them.
  • When someone help you, please say " Kya Zu Bae" that means "Thank you".
  • When you take a photo to someone, respect the local livelihood and daily life by asking permission before taking photo.
  • A void sitting in chairs or the same level as Monks or Nuns and certainly not higher.
  • Respect all Buddha Images. They are held sacred and sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonments.
  • Serve elders first.
  • Prepare for exposing high temperautre (Recommend to bring light cotton clothes). Always seek the advice from travel agent, tour operators or locals.
  • Carry toilet paper in your travel bag.
  • Cross the road with extra care, even when using pedestrian crossing.
  • Try and learn a few useful phrases in Myanmar, (It helps).
  • SMILE a lot. We love friendly people.
  • Last but not the least, have valid to Myanmar. (Check; Passport and visa information section).

Don'ts

  • Do not offer to shake hands with a Monk or do not touch a Monk.
  • Do not wear the shoes and shorts at the Pagodas and Monasteries.
  • Do not kiss in public Area and in particular in the enclosure of a Pagoda.
  • Do not touch the head of anybody.
  • Do not sit with back aginst Buddha Image.
  • Do not handle Buddha Images or sacred object with disrespect.
  • Do not turn the plant of the feet towards somebody, a Monk or a statue of Buddha.
  • Do not show an object or a person with the point of the feet.
  • Do not shake a hand of woman, except if she takes initiative of it.
  • Do not go where you are advised not to go.
  • Do not make noisily a places of worship.
  • Do not point with fingers at another's person face.
  • Do not women sitting on the roof of bus or train (for tour own safety).
  • Do not couples showing public affections.
  • Do not drink alcoholic drinks in public.
  • Do not bring out any antiquities such as Statue of Buddha and other antique items from the country.
  • Do not go where you are not advise to.
  • Do not drinkk tap water
  • Do not eat food from road side stalls.
  • Do not sunbath nude.
  • Do not overstay your visa.