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Chinatowns in Asia

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We currently have 14 Chinatowns in Asia.
As this is a WIP page, more Chinatowns will be added.
See also our Chinatowns in the Amercias and Chinatowns in Europe

washington dc chinatown archway paifang Archways
Archways are a common sight in most Chinatowns. It tells you alot about the local Chinese population and the society they lived in. In 2009, the most popular archway is in Washington Chinatown.
See our list of archways
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kobe chinatownFlag of JapanNankinmachi, 南京町,
Kobe Chinatown
Founded in 1868, it is not a very big Chinatown but has one of the most beautiful archways in the world.

kulalumpur chinatownFlag of MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
Chinatown

A "double layer" Chinatown with piriated goods along traditional businesses behind it.

cholon saigon chinatownvietnamCholon: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Chinatown
A Chinatown that grew because of massacre of Chinese populations in northern Vietnam.

geylang chinatownFlag of SingaporeGeylang Chinatown
A new Chinatown in Singapore. It is the opposite of Official Chinatown; spontaneous, atmospheric and even authentic.

bangkok chinatown yaowaratFlag of ThailandBangkok Chinatown
Established in 1782, when the Siam capital was shifted, Bangkok Chinatown or Yaowarat is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world.

luang prabangFlag of LaosLuang Prabang
Chinatown

A former Chinatown in the former capital of Laos and inside a UNSECO World Heritage Site.

lebuh chinaFlag of MalaysiaPenang Chinatown
One of the oldest districts in Penang and one of the few Chinatowns within a UNSECO World Heritage site.

vientiane chinatownFlag of LaosVientiane Chinatown
A small Chinatown in central Vientiane set against the larger backdrop of new Chinese migrants from mainland China.

Flag of MalaysiaMalacca Chinatown
The oldest Chinatown in Malaysia and one of the few Chinatowns inside a UNSECO world heritage site.

 

 

manila chinatownFlag of PhilippinesManila Chinatown
Founded in 1594, the Manila Chinatown is one of the earliest and largest Chinatown in South East Asia.

karachi chinatownpakistanKarachi Chinatown
A Chinatown that is not often heard of but yes, it does exist. No temples but lots of Chinese eating places and dentists.

singapore chinatownFlag of SingaporeSingapore Chinatown
Created in 1822 by the British, this is the "Official" Chinatown of Singapore. It is one of the top tourist attraction in Singapore.

yangon chinatownFlag of BurmaYangon Chinatown
Although it is not officially known as a Chinatown, it is the main area where the Overses Chinese in Yangon have lived, built social institutions and continue to do so.

yokohama chinatownFlag of JapanYokohama Chinatown
Founded in 1859, it is the largest Chinatown in Japan and in Asia. It is also said to be the second largest Chinatown in the world.

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Chinatowns around the world

Chinatowns in the Amercias

Chinatowns in Europe

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