Dos and Don’ts of Myanmar Travel to make your stay more enjoyable
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has a rich cultural heritage unique not only to Southeast Asia but to the entire world! As a tourist, there are many distinct cultural differences in this particularly conservative country that are important to keep in mind when visiting the place affectionately called the Golden Land. Here are some helpful tips towards making Myanmar Travel much more meaningful and respectful of the local community.
The typical Myanmar character is friendly, helpful, kind, polite and trustworthy.
Visitors are not asked to abandon their ways, they are asked to adapt to the Myanmar environment.
It is considered disrespectful when tourists take photos of men or women taking showers or bathing in the lakes and rivers of Myanmar.
Men and women are asked to cover their shoulders and knees along with taking off your socks and shoes at religious areas, including all pagodas and shrines.
1. Ngwe Kyi – his most famous cartoon character is called Kabasha. He is the author of a range of books called Myanmar laughter.
2. Thit Htoon – draws comics, satire, illustrations and animation cartoons, and uses watercolour for his cartoons.
3. Harn Lay – after fleeing Burma following the uprising in 1988, he began contributing his art to several exiled organisations and media groups. Harn Lay now works as a staff cartoonist for The Irrawaddy, a source of news, information, and analysis on Burma and the Southeast Asian region.
4. Aw Pi Kyal – is a very popular cartoon artist in Myanmar. In particular he is famous for his satire cartoons, which he regularly publishes in Myanmar journals and magazines.
5. Chit Thu – is famous for drawing child educational cartoons, monthly Myanmar hero cartoons, rural customs and monastery laughter cartoons.