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•    Friendly, helpful, honest.
•    Relate everyone with respect and you will feel respect and frankly smile of them
•    Speak friendly and openly.
•    When addressing people, don't leave out U (which stands for Mr) or Daw (which stands for Mrs). Ma(which stands young lady not marriage yet or even had married But  young age for Ms.)
•    Speak slowly and clearly.

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•    Not always necessary to shake hands.
•    Don't hug or kiss in public.
•    Don't touch any adult on the head.
•    Don't step over any part of a person, as it is considered rude.
•    Accept or give things with your right hand.
•    In Myanmar, unlike the Indian continent, nodding means YES, and shaking head means NO.

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•    For hygiene reasons, eat only in decent restaurants. When not available, always eat heated food.
•    Don’t eat food purchased from street vendors.
•    Don't drink tap water.
•    Drink only bottled water and soft drinks that haven't been opened yet.
•    Let the oldest be served first.
•    Chinese food is common and suggested.
•    Myanmar food are often complained as 'oily'.
•    To try good Myanmar food, go to decent restaurants in Yangon area, where they cook Myanmar food according to international standards.

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•    When buying gems, sculptures, or any expensive souvenir, make sure it comes with an export permit.
•    Buy arts from authorized dealers only and get a certified receipt.

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•    Don't leave expensive items in your room. Use safe deposit box.
•    Beware of cheats, swindlers, imposters.


•    Stay away from narcotic drugs.
•    Carry some medicines for diarrhea.
•    If sick, don't worry. All doctors are English literate.
•    Health insurance is not available.

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•    Accept that facilities may not be the best.
•    On trains, keep windows shut.
•    Speed or distance descriptions are in miles, not kilometers.
•    Carry toilet paper in your bag.

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•    Most Myanmar do not wear shoes in their homes. Take off when visiting.
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•    Don't jay walk. Watch where you walk and what you step on.
•    If driving, city speed limit is 30 mph. Drive on the right side.

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•    At religious places, remove footwear, but to remove headwear is not necessary.
•    Avoid shouting or laughing.
•    Avoid being a nuisance when taking photographs.
•    Treat Buddha images with respect.
•    Tuck away your feet. Don't point it toward the pagoda or a monk.
•    Don't play loud music in these areas. Note that Buddhist monks are not allowed to listen to music.
•    Do not put Buddha statues or images on the floor or somewhere inappropriate.
•    Don't touch sacred objects with disrespect.
•    Hold them in your right-hand, or with both hands.
•    Leave a donation when possible.
•    Show respect to monks, nuns, and novices (even if they are children).
•    Don't offer your hand to shake hands with a monk.
•    Sit lower than a monk and elders.
•    Don't offer food to a monk, nun, or a novice after noon time.
•     A woman should not touch a monk.



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