Myanmar has now become the most famed destination to discover since its revolution and opening up in 2012. To have a full great experience in Myanmar, you should note the following tips!
It is called me-yan-mar, not my-an-mar in Burmese language. Take notice that “Burmese” is the adjective used in phrases as Burmese people, Burmese language and Burmese food.
Learn some phonetically-spell phrases in Burmese you need to know to communicate in case you need some help from local people.
Hello = Ming-ga-la bar
Thank you = Chay-zoo tin-ba-dee
Good bye = Tar tar
2. Indispensable baggage: long skirts or lightweight pants
Being a Buddhism country, it is appreciated that your shoulders and knees should be covered up, especially while you come to visit the grand holy pagodas and temples. In the summer, Myanmar is very hot and steamy (over 40 degrees centigrade), a long skirts or lightweight pants will protect you from the scorching sun and even mosquitoes may be.
3. Limited Internet
Though Internet settled up in the country but it is limited-access. Cost to use internet at cafes about or over K500 per hour. Free wifi is available in hotels, restaurants and bars, but its speeds can be very slow, so do be patient if you want to load or download images or anything by internet.
Make sure you have American dollars or Burmese kyat before starting your adventure in Myanmar. Because ATMs are now quite available but they do not accept all cards and maybe pay fee for transaction.
Myanmar average income is less than $350 so it is appreciated (not compulsory) to tip. With its warm and genuine manner of the Burmese, it is completely worth to give them some tips if you have good services in your trip.
6. Left hand
Don’t use your left hand to eat or offer anything to Burmese people. It is considered rude because they believe that the left hand is not clean known as the hand that you use in toilet.