Kheng Hock Keong

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Kheng Hock Keong
Keng Hock Keong.jpg
Kheng Hock Keong in 2013
Kheng Hock Keong is located in Myanmar
Kheng Hock Keong
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location 426-432 Strand Road, Yangon
Geographic coordinates 16°46′21.32″N 96°8′55.27″E / 16.7725889°N 96.1486861°E / 16.7725889; 96.1486861Coordinates: 16°46′21.32″N 96°8′55.27″E / 16.7725889°N 96.1486861°E / 16.7725889; 96.1486861
Affiliation Chinese folk religion, Mazuism
Country Myanmar
Completed 1863; 154 years ago (1863)
Kheng Hock Keong
Traditional Chinese
Burmese name
Burmese ခိန့်ဟုတ်ဗုဒ္ဓဘာသာဘုရားကျောင်း

The Kheng Hock Keong, also known as the Kheng Hock Keong or Qingfu Temple, is the largest and oldest temple to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu in Yangon, Burma. It is located on the corner of Sintodan Street and Strand Road in Latha Township. It was originally built as a wooden temple in 1861 and completed in 1863.[1] A new brick building was completed in 1903, costing over 153,000 rupees.[1] Kheng Hock Keong is maintained by a Hokkien Chinese clan association.[2] The temple attracts mostly Hokkien and Hakka worshipers, while the other temple in Latha Township, called the Guanyin Gumiao Temple, attracts Cantonese worshipers.

Gallery[edit]

Kheng Hock Keong after World War II, in 1945. 
Kheng Hock Keong at 2013 Chinese New Year 
Kheng Hock Keong at night 
Courtyard 
Entrance 
Main Shrine of Mazu 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chen, Yi-Sein (1966). "The Chinese in Rangoon during the 18th and 19th Centuries". Essays Offered to G. H. Luce by His Colleagues and Friends in Honour of His Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Volume 1: Papers on Asian History, Religion, Languages, Literature, Music Folklore, and Anthropology. Artibus Asiae Publishers. 23: 107–111. JSTOR 1522640. 
  2. ^ http://www.chinatownology.com/kheng_hock_keong.html

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