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Bukit China (Chinese Hill), Melaka

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Bukit China is a hillside of historical significance in the capital of Malaysian state of Malacca, Malacca Town. It is located several kilometres to the north from the historical centre of Malacca, but these days, it's surrounded by the modern city on all sides.HistoryAccording to the local tradition, in the mid-15th century, Hang Li Po was sent to be married to the sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mansor Shah, to seal relations between the two countries. The hill, Bukit Cina, a gift from the sultan, was established as their residence. Marine archaeology of a shipwreck (Royal Nanhai wreck from about 1460 AD) suggested royal gifts from China, shipped during Sultan Mansor Shah's reign .The Well of Perigi Raja, which is next to the Poh San Teng Temple) (also mistakenly known as Sam Po Kong Temple) at the foot of the hill, was constructed by Hang Li Po's followers for her personal use but was also an important source of water for much of the town. It was also a prime target for opposition forces, which either poisoned it or tried to hold it for their own use. It was reputed never to have dried up even during droughts. Today, the well has acquired the reputation of a wishing well and it is believed that anyone who throws a coin into the well will return to Malacca.Bukit Cina and two adjoining hills today form a Chinese graveyard covering over 250,000 square metres. With over 12,000 graves, some of which date to the Ming Dynasty, it is said to be the largest Chinese graveyard outside China.Admiral Zheng He's Seven Dragon WellsAdmiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho)( 官厂
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  • The chinese have kept the culture of this place well. It so serene and calm. Everything is cleand and well maintained.  more »
  • Bukit China is the heritage of Malacca and a pride to the State and people of Malacca. Once a year Wing Ming we are there to clean up the graves of our great grandma and grandma and pray. This year is...  more »
  • Most excellent place to jog. Track is 2.6km and undulating. I never miss to do a workout here whenever I'm back in Melaka. The view from the summit is an awesome 360 degrees panorama of Melaka  more »
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  • It has been a routine for the past ten years that this place is the best place to do your walking and jogging exercise.....
  • Nice hill to have a stroll when it is too hot in the city.
  • Good hill walk
  • It's a small hill good for sports activities
  • Nostalgia nostalgic feelling in hundreds of years of history and culture
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