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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. For Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and beyond, use our Melaka trip generator to get the most from your Melaka vacation.
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  • This is an old temple in the historic heart of Melaka. The architecture is very intricate and interesting. Many go there to pray to their ancestors. The smell of burning incense and joss sticks permea...  more »
  • Beautiful small temple and easy to walk to if in Melaka. Plenty of very ornate carvings inside and out, wonderful panels and lots of gold leaf. Very open and spacious for a small place. Interesting to...  more »
  • I heard of Cheng Ho since 6 years old and hence, a must see for me. However for those who don't even know who is Cheng Ho, do not expect much, it is a very small temple. Really small one compare to wh...  more »
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  • A beautiful well maintained Chinese temple with 400 yrs of history. The carvings on the wall and the drawings of the doors are with purpose and are delicate. It allows for burning of incense.
  • Filled with history and still giving its usage to the fullest. Unique and worth the visit even though one may not understand written Chinese. Its 400 years old temple.
  • Also known as Kwan Yin Teng, the Goddess of Mercy - Malaysia's oldest temple. It was built by the Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki in the 1600s. The temple was incorporated in Parliment in 1949 by Tun Dato Tan Cheng Lock and, a board of trustees was formed.
  • nice temple and cemetery a must see but be aware it closes at night.
  • Cheng Hoon Teng, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Malaysia, is a outstanding historical architecture in the Jonker Walk area. The architecture is quite unique as you can see the Nanyang style design where you may not find in Mainland China.