Miraflores Chinese Park – Lima

The beautiful Chinese Park of Miraflores was created to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru, the 172 years of Chinese immigration to Peru, and 50 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Peru and China. It was inaugurated on 25 February 2022, and all its design is inspired in China using decoration elements imported from that country.

Built on a 1,500-square-meter area in the most exclusive part of ​​the district and with an investment of 350,000 dollars.

πŸƒ Location: MalecΓ³n Cisneros cuadra 11, Miraflores.

πŸƒ Accessibility: The entrance is suitable for all visitors, it has stairs and ramps for wheelchairs. Pets are allowed on a leash, or muzzle if necessary.

History of Chinese Immigration to Peru

Throughout the 19th century and during the first part of the 20th century, Latin America experienced massive immigration, mainly from Europe. In this period, the arrival of Asians stands out as the most numerous: Chinese immigrants in the first place, and, since the beginning of the 20th century, Japanese immigrants.


During the 19th century, Peru faced a problem of shortages of laborers in the coastal territories. The large sugar and cotton plantations, the Guano islands, or the construction of railways absorbed a large number of workers.

Importation if slaves from Africa stopped in 1818. After this date, the decrease in the number of slaves, as well as the high mortality of slave babies, and, the aging of this human group, became a problem for landowners. Finally, the abolition of slavery was decreed in 1854. And The slave owners were compensated, 

Liberal intellectuals, the urban elite, industrialists, and the state itself favored the arrival of Europeans or North Americans, whose most important task would have been to civilize and populate our territory. Despite the efforts of the state to create laws to support the arrival of white people, Peru received an insignificant number of European immigrants, mainly Irish, German, French, Italian, and Basque. On the other hand, according to data from the 1876 census, 47% of the immigrants were Asian and 23% European.


Through the so-called “Chinese Law”, issued in 1849, Chinese rural workers began to arrive on the Peruvian coast. 

In the first five years, until the abolition of slavery, (1854) no more than 5,000 Chinese workers arrived, a number that reached almost 100,000 in 1874, the year of the suspension of immigration declared by the Treaty of Tien Tsin, signed by Peru under pressure from China and the British government to end the trade of workers.

The real boom was experienced in the last five years when more than half of all Chinese immigration established in the country arrived.

They worked on the coastal sugar and cotton plantations located especially in the Departments of Lima and La Libertad, and in the extraction of guano, in inhuman circumstances suffering mistreatment.

Is important to remember that nowadays 10 % of the Peruvian population (3 million) have Chinese roots, and Chinese descents are completely integrated into Peruvian culture.


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