What are Myanmar traditions?
Nat Worship. As well as Buddhism, most people in Myanmar adhere to a traditional, uniquely Burmese religion based around the worship of nature spirits, or ‘Nats’. Representing human flaws or vices, there are 36 Nats in the officially sanctioned pantheon, for which you’ll find shrines in most large Buddhist temples.
What is the other name for Myanmar?
The choice of names stems from the existence of two different names for the country in Burmese, which are used in different contexts. The official English name was changed by the country’s government from the “Union of Burma” to the “Union of Myanmar” in 1989, and still later to the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar”.
Can you drink the water in Myanmar?
Tap water isn’t safe to drink in Myanmar; bottled water is available throughout the country for around K300. In many restaurants, free green tea (ye-nwè-gyàn) is left in jugs on tables and is safe to drink.
Can I use US dollars in Myanmar?
Since the global economy has not largely influenced this country, there are some unique rules to follow, especially when it comes to the money in Myanmar. The ‘rule’ in regards to money in Myanmar is that only pristine, new US dollar bills are accepted.