Chinatown in Yangon
The Chinatown of Yangon lies west of the Sule Pagoda which is located in the centre of downtown Yangon, Myanmar.
Proceeding west along the Sule Pagoda Road, the 24th, 23rd, 22nd, 20th, 19th and 18th Streets and Bo Ywe, Latha and Sint Oh Dan Roads steaming with traffic are the busiest quarters of the city as it is in Chinatowns in other parts of the world. Theses roads fall under the Latha Township.
It is a one stop visit in downtown area to a variety of restaurants, gold and jewellery stores, network game centers, cyber café, apparel shops and mini-markets. The roadside food stalls with steaming dishes and snacks, fruits and flowers, short snacks and sizzling fries are joys for both the locals and foreigners. Fruit vendors offer fruit in season which include mangoes, durians, mangos teens, pomelos, apples, tangerines, grapes, pears, avocados, lichees, pineapples, rambutan, plums and all kinds of banana, all the year round.
The Guang Dong Kwan Yin Temple, established about 170 years ago is located between the busy Latha and 20th Streets. Although the exact date of its construction is not known, it was known to be in existence by the year 1824 and that it was rebuilt in 1868 after being destroyed in a fire.
Most of the Chinese live in this part of the city as which forms a town of their own. Business is blooming in this area and it has become a place as a tourist attraction too. During the Chinese New Year holiday, this part of the city is most crowded and red decorations can be seen everywhere. Walking through the Chinatown can give one an amazing experience.