Living History Walk: China Town

Chinatown, to the west of Central Yangon is associated with buzzing street markets and boozy, barbecued fuelled nights on 19th Street.

But there is much more to know; there are many layers of history, tradition and culture that are unique to the thriving Chinese-Burmese community.

Why Tour with Doh Eain?
We know there are many options for taking a tour, we’re biased but we think we offer a unique option to understand how Yangon really ticks. You’ll not only learn about the city as it is today but you’ll also see how history informs the present and glimpse what the future holds. We’re a group of passionate experts who understand that it’s the people who make this city so special. We’re working hard to build on the amazing assets that already exist. With us you’ll have fun, learn the big picture, and see the small quirks. Then the proceeds from the tour will be used to support our impactful capacity building and placemaking work throughout the city.

per adult from

$29

NZD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple, On the Corner of Sintodan Street and Strand Road, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar

      The walk will begin with the Kheng Hock Khong Temple, known as the jewel of Chinatown. This temple is where the Sino-Burmese community celebrates Chinese New Year and mid autumn festival as well as other smaller holidays.


      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Yangon Chinatown, West of the Sule Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar

      Walking along Sin O Dan street, you’ll not only see the mixture of old and new buildings but also witness first hand the newest threats to this urban fabric: the demolition of historic structures. We’ll spend time talking about the details of the street.

      We’ll then explore U Naw’s Memorial Church (which commemorates Mr. Naw who was the first Baptist convert in 1819) as well as the many beautiful former Chinese clan houses which are nowadays transformed into pubs and bars on the lively 19th Street.

      Then, we will have a peek into the wet market where you’ll see how many residents do their daily shopping as well as the numerous cottage industries of 17th Street.

      We’ll then explore U Naw’s Memorial Church (which commemorates Mr. Naw who was the first Baptist convert in 1819) as well as the many beautiful former Chinese clan houses which are nowadays transformed into pubs and bars on the lively 19th Street.

      Then we will visit a charming 150 years old Chinese temple at the corner of Latha Street, before moving on to see a big, secret, clan house.

      The walk will end with a visit to the Chinese National Library of Myanmar to see how this vibrant ethnic community continues to preserve their fusion culture.


      Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      440 Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
      Departure Time :
      3:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Maung Khaing Lan Bus Stop, Maha Bandula, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    12

    Organised by Doh Eain

    Activity ID: V-205680P2

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