Chinese paper lanterns hanging outside El Dorado Shopping Mall in Panama City, Panama. This place is highly popular among the Chinese community in Panama City. It’s almost like being in China. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Due to the explosive economic growth in Panama, we are becoming the “melting pot” of Middle America, South America and the Caribbean. The Chinese community has been here since the construction of the Panama Railroad in 1855 and the Panama Canal in 1914. They are hard-working people and have made a significant contribution to the development of this country. Good Day.