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burma History
overseas chinese in burma Overseas Chinese in Burma
The story of overseas Chinese in Burma. From early traders, political refugees to migrant settlers.
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Nanyang Volunteer, 南侨机工
Story of 3200 civilians who left Nanyang to serve on the Burma road as drivers and mechanics. Most were Chinese men but includes some Indian, Malay men and 4 Chinese women.

burma Landmarks and places to explore
ysngon chinatown Yangon Chinatown
Chinatown in Yangon; Chinese temples, clan associaitons, Chinese food and even a hotel call Chinatown hotel.
cantonese guanyin temple yangon Cantonese Kwan Yin Temple, 观音古庙
A temple built by the Cantonese community and dedicated to Guan Yin. The temple looks new but was founded in 1823 making it one of the earliest Chinese temples in Yangon Chinatown.

fushan si

Fushan Si, 福山寺
An Anxi Hokkien temple outside fo the Chinatown. The complex consists of the temple, a lake and a nice garden.

kheng hock keong

Kheng Hock Keong, 庆福宫
Mazu Temple in Yangon Chinatown built by the Hokkien community. Founded in 1861, it is one of the most well known landmark and tourist sites in Yangon.

long shan tang Long Shan Tang, 龙山堂, Clan Temple
Hokkien clan temple founded in 1877 by two Hokkien clans in Yangon. This Hokkien clan teple is located on the Cantonese section of Yangon Chinatown.
shwedagon paya

Shwedagon Pagoda
The most important and sacred sites of Burma. Shwedagon Pagoda reflects both the cultural of Burmese Buddhism and world Buddhist cultures including Chinese Buddhism.

daben Guan Yin Hill Da Ben Monastery
A monastery founded by a Buddhist monk on a pilgrimage to Burma and Shwedagon Paya. So inspired by Shwedagon paya, the venerable decided to build a monastery near it. To this day, Shwedagon paya is visible from the monastery.
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Festivals

chinese new yrear in yangon 2010: Chinese New Year in Yangon
Chinese in Yangon preparing for the year of the Tiger.
chinese new year in yangon 2009: Chinese New Year in Yangon
See how Chinese community in Yangon welcome the year of the Ox.
mid autumn in yangon

2009: Mid Autumn in Yangon
Yangon Chinatown getting ready to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival.

 

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