Chinatown, Mumbai

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Coordinates: 18°57′58″N 72°50′48″E / 18.966012°N 72.846549°E / 18.966012; 72.846549

Kwan Tai Kwon

Up to the 1960s, Mumbai had a small Chinatown in Mazagaon.[1] After the 1962 Sino-Indian War, most Chinese were viewed as traitors, and left the town.[2] Currently, Mumbai has a small ethnic Chinese population of 400 families.[3] The Chinese temple and cemetery are both located at Mazagaon.[3]

These scriptures can be found in the Chinese temple.

The oldest Chinese temple in Mumbai is a shrine dedicated to an army Nobel Kwan Tai Kwon. The shrine is located in a two storey building. It is thronged by devotes and the local Chinese population during the Chinese New Year and Moon festival.


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  2. ^ Abidi, S.N.M (2008-02-28). "Say sorry to the Indian Chinese". Khaleej Times. 
  3. ^ a b Someshwar, Savera R (2007-01-23). "Happy Indian Chinese New Year". Retrieved 2008-10-08.