Chinese New Year 2018 Guide

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Gong Xi Fa Ca!

The Chinese New Year, also known as spring festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. It is also the time of important celebration for families when they gather together all the family members for a reunion dinner. 2018 is a year of dog according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with our guide to the best Chinese restaurants in Yangon!

First House
114, Inya Road, Kamaryut Township | 01527506
10 am — 2 pm, 5 pm — 10 pm

Golden Duck
Dagon Branch
Kan Taw Mingalar Garden Compound, U Wisara Road, Dagon Township
01240216, 01706488, 0973229233
11 am — 9:30 pm

Bahan Branch
1E Saya San Road, corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township
01 546 249
11 am – 10 pm

Imperial Garden
192, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Myanmar Plaza, Unit 315, Level 3, Bahan Township
09971115318
9 am — 9 pm

Jin Bao Seafood Restaurant
No.61/B, Min Ye Kyaw Swar Road (Cross street Baho Road), Ahlone Township
01227195
10:30 am — 10:30 pm (Daily)

Kou Fu
24, Baho Road, Corner of Pyi Htaung Su Yeik Thar Street, Ahlone Township
0949311122, 01 538943
9:30 am — 9:30 pm

Royal Garden
Kandawgyi Natural Park, Natmauk Street, Central Forest Zone, Bahan Township
09253000 191 — 3
7 am — 2:30 pm, 5 pm — 10 pm

Royal Pavilion @ Novotel
Novotel Yangon Max, 459 Pyay Road, Kamaryut Township
012305858 Ext:7404
11:30 am — 2:30 pm, 6 pm — 10:30 pm

Si Chuan Dou Hua @ Park Royal Hotel
Parkroyal Yangon, Level Two, 33, Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township
01 250 388
11:30 am — 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm — 10 pm

Summer Palace @ Sule Shangri-La Yangon
223, Sule Pagoda Road, Pabedan Township
01242828 Ext: 6428/6429
11:30 am — 2 pm, 5:30 pm — 11 pm

Tiger Hill Restaurant @ Chatrium Hotel
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, Ground Level, 40, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township
01544500
11:30 am — 2:30 pm, 6 pm — 10:30 pm

Western Park
6th Floor, Beside Sky Star Hotel, Corner of East Race Course and Lay Daunt Kan Road, Thingangyun Township
018604622, 018604633
10 am — 10 pm

Kandawgyi branch
Kandawgyi Compound, Bahan Road, Bahan Township
01 554266, 01 553931, 09 73006491

People park branch
Pyay Road, People Park entrance, Sanchaung Township
01 230 0217

White Rice Restaurant
Kandawgyi Royal Lake Park, Natmauk Lane Opposite of Eye Hospital, Bahan Township
01556837, 01556838
10 am — 10 pm

Winner Inn Restaurant
42, Than Lwin Road, Bahan Township
01524387, 01535205, 01503734
7 am — 10 pm

Xi Yang Yang
4, Nyaung Tong Road, Sanchaung Township
01502582
8 am — 10 pm

Temples to explore (Credit to Wikipedia)

Kheng Hock Keong Temple @ Latha Township
Located on the corner of Sintodan St and Strand Rd in Latha Township is the largest and oldest Chinese folk religion’s temple dedicated to the goddess Mazu in Yangon. It was originally built as a wooden temple in 1861 and completed in 1863. A new brick building was completed in 1903, costing over 153,000 rupees. Kheng Hock Keong is maintained by a Hokkien Chinese clan association. The temple attracts mostly Hokkien and Hakka worshipers, while the other temple in Latha Township, called the Guanyin Gumiao Temple, attracts Cantonese worshipers.

Guanyin Gumiao Temple @ Latha Township
Also known as the Guangdong Guanyin Temple it is one of two major Chinese temples located within Latha Township in Yangon’s Chinatown. It was founded by the Cantonese community of Yangon in 1823, but was destroyed by a fire in December 1855, and subsequently rebuilt in 1864, with two additional brick buildings to the side built in 1872. The temple is located on Maha Bandula Road and is dedicated to Guanyin.

Fushan Si Temple @ Bahan Township
Also spelt Fu Shan Si or Fu Sun Si, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan Township. It is a Mahayana Buddhist temple founded in January 1875 by overseas Chinese descended from Hoklo people from Anxi County, Fujian. The temple is managed by Kheng Hock Keong in downtown Yangon. Fushansi is dedicated to a Chinese Buddhist monk named Chó·-su-kong (also known as Qingshui Zushi) and was restored in 2008. Fushansi attracts many devotees especially during Chinese New Year and Qingsui Zu Shi’s birthday.

 

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