Myanmar's religious beliefs are mainly Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, among which the most influential one is Sthaviravada which is believed by the majority of Burmese, accounting for about 87% of the population. Christianity was introduced to Burma in the early 16th century, of which the most influential ones are the Protestant Baptist and the Roman Catholics, and the main groups include the Christian Association, the Catholic Association, the Sabbath Church and the Christian Baptist Association, with more than 5,000 churches all across the country. Islam was introduced from the Bangladesh region to the Rakhine region of Myanmar in the 13th and 14th centuries, of which the main groups are the Muslim League and the Rakhine Muslim Federation with more than 3,000 mosques in the country. Hindu believers are mainly Indian immigrants, and the main groups of Hinduism are the Hindu Friendship Association, with more than 1,000 temples in the country. Pagodas and temples are scattered all over the state. When you enter the temple or pagoda, you should take off your shoes and socks, and should not wear short skirts or shorts. If you want to take pictures, please pay attention to see whether there is a sign prohibiting photo taking. Women are prohibited to ascend the tower footing. In the fasting month of Buddhist (the eighth, ninth, and tenth month in the Gregorian calendar, called “Wa Qi” in Burmese), happy events like weddings and moving to new houses are not to be held.
Burmese people think that the head is the most dignified part of a person, and they do not like others to touch their heads. Women's tube skirts are considered to be unclean, and it is strictly forbidden to dry them at the height of over the head, and it is taboo to walk under the hanging women's skirts.