Religion & Customs
Around 85% of the population is deeply involved in Theravada Buddhism. Some of the most inportant Buddhist artefacts of the world are found here. However most Burmese people also believe in ghosts and spirits and the daily life is strongly influenced by 37 Nats(Burmese ghosts). When entering religious monuments, all visitors are required to take off their shoes. Shorts and briefs are regarded as disrespectful when visiting pagodas and monasteries.