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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  • October 1, 2017
    After reading about this area on Trip Advisor and realising it was less that a kilometre from our hotel it seemed like the ideal spot for an early morning strolled. I donned my joggers, sprayed some m...  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    Besides the hustle and bustle city of Malacca town, there is a place named Bukit Cina which is much quieter and peaceful. Bukit Cina is a hill where the old Chinese cemetery is located at. Bukit Cina ...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    This hill/ park area is an old Chinese cemetery. A little out of the centre of Melaka but if you can get there, it's a good place for a morning walk/ exercise. Quiet, calm, not too much traffic noise ...  more »
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  • August 28, 2017
    Very nice place for a walk. Make sure to climb all the way up !
  • March 6, 2017
    It has been a routine for the past ten years that this place is the best place to do your walking and jogging exercise.....
  • September 7, 2017
    Diatas dipuncak bukit tertinggi Ada Makam Panglima Perang Pidie Aceh
  • January 16, 2017
    Nice hill to have a stroll when it is too hot in the city.
  • July 15, 2017
    Good hill walk

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