Dos and Don'ts in Myanmar

Your Hands

When you are giving or accepting items., use your right hand to receive whilst holding your forearm with your left hand. This shows respect and courtesy to your hosts.

Your Feet

Please don’t point with your foot. In Myanmar pointing with your feet shows great disrespect. When you sit, your legs should not be stretched out in front of you, so please tuck away your feet. Your feet should never face towards a family shrine or the Buddha.

Religious sites are subject to strict dress codes

       Keep shoulders and kness covered, and remove shoes and socks before Entering any shrine, pagoda or monastery.

Be polite

The people of Myanmar are friendly, helpful and polite.

1. Be polite

2. Approach your visit with the desire to explore and participate

Open your mind to Myanmar’s diverse cultures and traditions.

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