Myanmar is a Buddhism country and it is famous as the Golden Land. Otherwise, it is also called the Land of Pagodas. So when coming to Myanmar, tourists should know the behaviors both in public and religious monuments.
"Mingalarbar" when meeting each other
"U" (for male) in front of the names for adult persons
"Daw" (for female) in front of the names for adult persons
Wear decent clothes to the pagodas or monasteries
Let the oldest be served first
Show respect to monks, novices and nuns
Offer articles with both hands
Keep the feet on the ground
Bend a bit when crossing close in front of the elders
Dress and act decent
Speak slowly and clearly
Take your bag with you at the hotel
Seek permission on retrieving an article above a person's head
Bring some medicines to be safe
Behave in a proper manner
Don't wear the shoes and shorts at the pagodas and monasteries
Don't sit with back against Buddha Image
Don't offer to shake hands with a monk
A woman should not touch a monk
Avoid being a nuisance when taking photograph
Don't handle Buddha Images or sacred object with disrespect
Don't keep Buddha Images or sacred objects in inappropriate places
Don't step on a monk's shadow
Don't touch anybody on the head
Don't touch a woman on any part of the body
Don't point a finger straight in the face
Don't step over any part of the person
Don't go where you are advised not to go
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