A visit to Myanmar house – Dos and Don’ts

(Last Updated On: January 14, 2009)

Myanmar House

If you are a foreigner, especially outside of South East Asia region, here are a few guidelines for you to pay attention to when visiting a Burmese friend at his home in Myanmar. It is not necessary to call your host in advance before visiting him. However, it is a polite manner to let him know of your visit in advance. It is a custom to remove your shoes before entering a Burmese home. Most of the Burmese houses have wooden floor which is meticulously cleaned, swept and polished. Even if the floor is a concrete one, it is always polite to take off your shoes. It is not necessary to bring a present to your host. It is not a custom for the visitor to bring any present for the host in Myanmar. Be careful of the manner if there is a Buddha’s shrine in the living room. Avoid pointing your feet to the Lord Buddha as it is considered an insult in Myanmar.


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14 Replies to “A visit to Myanmar house – Dos and Don’ts”

  1. I AM QUITE ACUSSTOMED WITH MYANMAR COLTURE. I LIVED THERE FOR 6 YEARS.ITS A MAEVELOUS COUNTRY AND A FANTASTIC CULTURE.I WOULD REQUEST YOU TO SENT ME CONTACTS OF PLACEMENT CONSULTANTS WHO RECRUITE EXPATS TO WORK IN MYANMAR.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    DEEPAK

  2. i want to know that about this ..
    did uwarmathumaung street is exist or not at bawathit mindat????
    i want to find this place there..
    im really want to to know about this..
    please somebody show me the truth…

  3. once more,could anybody may help me for this?
    i want to know this adress is really exist or not:
    Uwarmathumaung Street,
    Bawathit Mindat,
    Chin State,
    Union of Myanmar…

    please say me the truth…
    i’ll apreciate your help..

    1. thank u so much Bamarly..so long tyme i tried to find this..really apreciate yr helped..thank you..can u explain to me what the situation thre…??
      i meant the population,region..

  4. some body can help me to translate myanmar language to me??
    “Ngha yea’ laminn”
    what the meaning of that word???
    help me please..

    1. @wny,
      actually, it’s one of the song title of myanmar rocker Lay Phyu’s BOB alblum.
      means – ‘My Moon’
      depicts about a boy’s girlfriend who’s adorable, loveable and so kind-hearted to him …..

  5. Hi – I live in New Zealand I am about to employ two recent Burmese refugee ladies who have been living in a Thai refugee camp for the past three years. I was looking for some information online about the differences between the western and burmese cultures esp in a woking environment. I want these two ladies to have a positive experience working in my company, however I realise our cultures are very different. We do have a language barrier so was hoping for some further readings on this topic – Can anyone suggest a good site for this?

    Thanks

    Ang

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