Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

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Admire the rich Chinese architecture of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Malaysia's oldest functioning temple. Breathe in the scent of incense permeating the air, see practitioners of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism perform their religious rituals, and observe the ornate carvings, delicate porcelain, and intricate sculptures of deities that fill this important place of worship. Built in 1645, this temple conforms to the principles of feng shui and is orientated to ensure a view of the nearby river on one side, and a point of high ground on the other. Our Melaka road trip planner makes visiting Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and other Melaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We did not purposely go to find for this temple while we walked passed when we are looking for car parking at Jonker Street. Not crowded.  more »
  • There are multiple gods and wish a lot of people. Colorful decorations adorn the roof are particularly pretty gorgeous.
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  • Very old temple but well maintained given the age and historical importance.Built somewhere around 1640's.  more »
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  • Fantastic experience, even for the "layman". Beautiful architecture. Especially note the exquisitely detailed roof charms, which are reflected on some of the downtown buildings as well. Several small stores in the same street sell religious items such as candles, incense sticks, and prayer sheets.
  • Famous chinese temple. Always crowded
  • Being the oldest Taoist temple in Melaka, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Incorporated has taken on the role of a "protector" for at least 8 other old temples in Melaka. The temple is usually very busy during Chinese New Year and the 1st & 15th day of the lunar month & also the 3 days when Guanyin is celebrated. On these days a stall just outside the temple sell vegetarian food for breakfast. On the evening of the Ghost day they have a big fire on the compound opposite the temple where the Opera stage is located. I was there so i attache a photo
  • pay for RM10 per person to buy the small candle. Light it, put in front of Buddha and your life will be blessed
  • Impressive. Very good design and filled with history.

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