LATHA

Latha Township is part of the beating heart of downtown Yangon and comprises most of Chinatown, which was formed when the British expanded the city in the 1850s. The township is home to the immense Yangon General Hospital, which was founded in 1899, along with several Hindu temples, mosques, pagodas and churches. Foreigners and locals can be found eating and drinking together every night on 19th Street, which is lined with identical bars that serve identical beer and cheap, yummy barbecued items on skewers. Another standout is the unmissable Kheng Hock Keong Temple — originally built in 1861 and dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu.
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