Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple

Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,428 contributions
Sept 2019
Yangon's Chinatown may not be as visible as others, but Kheng Hock Keong reflects the religious life of the Chinese community in the city. The temple is a distinctively Chinese heritage with lots of worshipers. It is definitely worth a visit.
Written 8 September 2019
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TJim60
2,848 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
As Robert937 noted this is a Taoist not a Buddhist temple. Not a few pictures show the interior of a Buddhist temple and must be of another place.

An interesting counterpoint to Therawada Buddhist temples in Yangon.

One small example, shoes. No need to remove shoes here or at the Guan-Yin Shrine.

Decorative style/arts different as well. Predominant use of "red" a traditional lucky color. Size of statues. Use of "clothes" on statues.

Mazu is typically associated with seafaring and fishing. Also elements of stories about her appear to have been adopted/adapted to Guan-Yin (Kwan-Yin) who is also associated with protection of those who take to the sea.

This temple is a short walk down the street from the Guan-Yin temple. Both are worth a visit.
Written 2 April 2019
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Hong Kong, China4,572 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
...there are temples of this type in plenty of Chinatowns (as well as in China itself of course) and this is an especially beautiful example. The multi-layered golden friezes are particularly impressive, as is the patterned roof.
Written 13 February 2019
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Stefanie1801
17 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
I never visited China so I was really curious about this temple. I liked it but was a bit disappointed about how messy it was inside. There was still some rubbish and food lying around but other than that it's a nice place for a quick visit.
Written 2 January 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,918 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
On Google maps this temple is marked as a Buddhist temple, which it is not. The main deity worshipped here is the sea godess Mazu, especially popular among Hokkien Chinese who originate from what is nowadays called Fujian on the Southeast coast of China.

The temple is probably close to the jetty because this is where Hokkien Chinese traders docked when they arrived over 150 years ago. Keep in mind that in those days traveling overseas was a risky undertaking and the traders wanted to express their gratitude to Mazu and of course reassure her protection on their return.

This temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Yangon. Originally there was a wooden structure completed in 1863. It was replaced by the present-day brick building in 1903. Over the years ornamentation was refined. Note the beautiful carvings and painting work at the center of the main hall. The temple is still very much in use. Believers come to bring offerings, burn candles and pray.

No fees for foreigners. Free admission for all people regardless of nationality..
Written 21 December 2018
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Temple is located on the riverside edge of Chinatown.
Why to visit:
1. If you want to try traditional fortune telling.
2. If you are Buddhist
3. If you have time to spend on a spiritual place
Why not to visit:
1. There is no specific distinguishing sign of this temple - looks like hundreds of similar temples
2. Not easy to park in surrounding

So if you have time and had seen most of interesting places in Yangon, you may visit it.
Written 29 August 2018
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Victor Tan
Singapore28 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Its an old Chinese temple about 147 years old right in the middle of Chinatown. The temple is well maintained with delicate carvings on the pillars and roofs.
A change from the dominantly Buddhist pagodas and still frequented by the local Chinese community. It houses the Goddess of Mercy apart from other Chinese dieties.
No entrance fees. Worth a visit if you have the time. There is also another Chinese temple nearby.
Written 12 August 2018
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Danny Too
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,210 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a very prominent Chinese temple in Yangon Chinatown. Being a prominent Buddhist country, Kheng Hock Keong stood out as a very Chinese design or Chinese based temple. It's a temple packed to the brim during festive or religious periods. One can see scores of faithful devotees offering their prayers here for peace and prosperity.
Written 11 May 2018
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Temple located in the middle of Chinatown is still a place of worship. Always full during traditional Chinese holidays. Maybe not so attractive for tourists but interesting if you want to feel the spirit of Chinese community in Yangon.
Written 14 February 2018
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JR Traveller
Prague, Czech Republic795 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
In the middle of the Chinatown. Come to see inside if in the area. Not worth going only for it. Lot of mess around doing as it is just in front of the port
Written 9 January 2018
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