Latha Township

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Latha Township
လသာ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Latha Township
Latha Township is located in Burma
Latha Township
Latha Township
Coordinates: 16°46′51″N 96°8′59″E / 16.78083°N 96.14972°E / 16.78083; 96.14972Coordinates: 16°46′51″N 96°8′59″E / 16.78083°N 96.14972°E / 16.78083; 96.14972
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Latha
Area
 • Total 0.77 km2 (0.296 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 27,500
 • Density 36,000/km2 (93,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Postal codes 11131
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[1]
Kheng Hock Keong Temple at 2013 Chinese New Year

Latha Township (Burmese: လသာ မြို့နယ်, pronounced: [la̰ðà mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the western part of downtown Yangon, and shares borders with Lanmadaw township in the west, Pabedan township in the east, Seikkan township and Yangon river in the south, and Dagon township in the north. It consists of ten wards and is home to three primary schools, one middle school and two high schools.[1] Lanmadaw and Latha townships make up the Yangon Chinatown.

Landmarks[edit]

Latha township has many colonial period buildings, many of which are protected by the city.[2]

Structure Type Address Notes
BEHS 1 Latha School 270 Shwedagon Pagoda Road Former Central High School
BEHS 2 Latha School 112 Bogyoke Aung San Road Former St. John's Convent School
Buddhist Great Ordination Hall Buddhist Temple 550 Maha Bandula Road
Cholia Darga Mosque Mosque 239 29th Street
Cholia Jamah Mosque Mosque 114 Bo Sun Pet Street (Corner of Maha Bandula Road)
Fujian Kheng Hock Keong Temple Chinese Buddhist Temple 426-432 Strand Road (Corner of Sinohdan Road)
Guanyin Gumiao Temple (Guangdong Guanyin Temple) Chinese Buddhist Temple 668 Maha Bandula Road (Corner of Latha Road)
Holy Trinity Cathedral Church 446 Bogyoke Aung San Road
Jain Temple Jain Temple 76-78 29th Street
Jewish Synagogue Synagogue 85 26th Street
Long Shan Tang Temple (龍山堂) Chinese Buddhist Temple 53-55 Anawrahta Road
Maha Peinne Hindu Temple Hindu Temple 149 24th Street
Mughal Shia Mosque Mosque 91 30th Street
Myanma Department Store Office 19-43 Bo Soon Pet Street
Myanma Economic Bank Branch 4 Office 625 Merchant Road (Corner of 30th Street)
Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) Headquarters Office 604-608 Merchant Road
Myanma Post and Telecommunications Accounts Office Office 465-469 Maha Bandula Road
St. John’s Catholic Church Church 368 Bo Sun Pet Street
Sri Kalima Hindu Temple Hindu Temple 295 Konzedan Road
Sri Kamichi Hindu Temple Hindu Temple 375 Bogyoke Aung San Road (Corner of Bo Sun Pet Street)
Sri Satanarayan Hindu Temple Hindu Temple 23 29th Street
Yangon General Hospital Hospital Bogyoke Aung San Road

Gallery[edit]

Kheng Hock Keong at night 
Boys in Yangon China Town 


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Latha Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29.