Dos and Don'ts in Myanmar

Dos and Don'ts in Myanmar
  1. I would suggest you change Myanmar currency so it will be easier to make small purchse like snacks or taxi fares.
  2. You should take cotton or linen clothing instead of warm clothing when you come to Myanmar.
  3. You cannot wear any footwear and shorts when you go to the pagoda or religious buildings.
  4. When you sit, you shouldn’t sit with your feet pointing at the pagoda or elder people.
  5. In Myanmar, they normally greet by smiling and saying “Mingalarbar”. It is OK to handshake with men but you will need to ask for the permission with ladies.
  6. Myanmar people don’t like when you touch their head or point at them, especially to the elder.
  7. I would suggest you ask for permission when you want to take a photo.
  8. You shouldn’t go to restricted areas without permission.
    • Some areas are completely forbidden.
    • You will need a local guide in some areas.
  9. Be careful of the stray dogs in the suburb areas.
  10. In Yangon, motorbikes are not allowed and bicycles are not allowed in downtown areas.
  11. If you come to Myanmar with your girlfriend, you need to know that Myanmar people don’t think kissing in public is acceptable.
  12. Some Myanmar street foods are too oily or some are spicy that can cause stomachache.