When traveling to a country, you are highly recommended to respect its culture and traditions. Myanmar is a rich cultural country and it has special traditional customs. Hence in order to get a stunning Myanmar vacation, it is extremely essential for you to acknowledge about Myanmar. This article will tell you what should and shouldn’t do in Myanmar. Let’s see!
You should wear decent clothes when visiting religious sites. Cover your shoulders and knees, and take off your shoes and socks when entering a pagoda area . It’s not only inside the pagoda, but also in its surroundings. Sometimes the floor is not very clean and you even have to walk up long stairs with monkey’s pee or pigeon’s droppings, but those are the rules. You are highly recommended to follow them if you want a perfect trip here. It’s not hard to cover your shoulders with any cloth you have and for your knees, go ahead and buy a longyi. If you don’t have one, they’ll have one you can borrow at the entrance of the main Pagodas.
Avoid kiss in public. They don’t like it and we just should respect their culture. So, to all couples travelling to Myanmar. Remember get no kiss in public places.
Don’t touch anyone on the head. The head is the highest part of the body and therefore it is the most esteemed one for Myanmar people. The opposite happens to the feet, they are the closest to the ground and that’s why it’s disrespectful to point with them.
Don’t disturb people praying or meditating. Sometimes it’s the great chance to take photos of meditating monks on the street, but don’t do it because it shows your disrespect to the monks.
Myanmar is definitely a safe country for travelers, even for solo ones. It is a country where people can touch your heart.