Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum, Melaka

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Specialty Museum
Learn about the voyages of explorer Zheng He at Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum, dedicated to this intrepid 15-th century figure. As you walk in, be sure to catch the video presentation to acquaint yourself with the historical background of the museum. Built on the site of a warehouse erected by Zheng He six centuries ago, the museum houses exhibits that help narrate the epic stories of his travels. With the help of dioramas, artifacts, and paintings, you can begin to appreciate the rich trading history linking China and Malacca. Afterwards, enjoy some tea and snacks in the authentic courtyard teahouse. Make Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum a centerpiece of your Melaka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Melaka itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • It was a very nice museum but the entrance fee was a little high. We did find the information very enlightening and thorough. For history buffs, do allocate two hours to read all the interesting infor...  more »
  • Good overview of the historic visits by Cheng Ho - many interesting exhibits and write-ups are very detailed + in 3 languages.  more »
  • It was exciting to see where Cheng Ho lived. Visited North West Australia in 15 century. The first to Sail round the world, The grandeur of the fleet, 207, and the intriguing dynamics of his projects,...  more »
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  • Indeed, the museum for history buffs, you have to pay entrance fee, and then inside. Watch the 15 minutes documentary about the voyages of Ming dynasty Cheng Ho, thereafter at your pleasure to view the artefacts and coming with it history. At least 45 minutes if you don't rush to understand the underpinning trade and cultural facts of Malacca.
  • Wonderful museum that has many beautiful artifacts and gives a lot of information about Chinese explorers and maritime trade. A "must visit" site !!!
  • Zheng He, formerly romanized as Cheng Ho, was a Hui court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China's early Ming dynasty.
  • We came to sample Straits Affair. Loved it!
  • Got to know more about Cheng Ho's history and his travels around the world. A nice stop while you are in Melaka.