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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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Address: No. 25, Jalan To_kong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
(606) 282 9343
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Typically Chinese temple

Typically Chinese temple, very well kept in centre of Malacca city. Lovely colors and we were lucky to be shown around by a charming man.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typically Chinese temple, very well kept in centre of Malacca city. Lovely colors and we were lucky to be shown around by a charming man.

Thank Terry B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple in Melaka is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia and one of the oldest in South east Asia . The temple covers an area of 4600 metre square. Founded in 1645 , is 372 years old now. The Building Structure has a very traditional Chinese Layout. The main Deities worship is Kuan Yin Boddhisattva. There... More 

Thank Jameson N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cheng hoon temple is the oldest chinese temple in Malaysia and contains fine decorations and sculptures brought from China in the 18th century. The temple is close to the Jonker street and is popular among local worshippers and tourists alike. Definitely worth a visit especially during CNY celebrations where the temple is decorated with lanterns and the place is... More 

Thank MahAshraf
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1646 & supposed to be the oldest Buddhist place of worship in Malaysia, this place is definitely worth a visit! Lots of incense & colourful carvings & shrines give this place a deeply religious feeling & there are many local people worshipping.

Thank bella c
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melaka has plenty of cultures and this temple adds to the richness in their diversity. I like the short walk in this temple as it has distinctive architecture that reflects the time. This temple is also literally cooler than the temperature outside in Melaka and you have to be in it to feel it. If you happen to walk pass... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling the streets of Malacca with my wife and a couple of friends, we came across this temple and have to say we were glad we ventured inside. The temple which is purported to be the oldest in Malaysia is also known as the temple of 'perpetual clouds' which may or may not have been as a result of the... More 

Thank Chris W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice old Temple where you can kneel and pray or just contemplate the day. You can also light a candle or two and place them with the others and say a prayer for those not with you.

Thank PVK48
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This +400 year old temple is unique in serving three religions and having served as a courthouse. Terrific history worth reading about and an example of spectacular restoration of a beautiful temple.

Thank Claudia R
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

cheng hoon teng is quite a nice place to have prayers here. The history and scenary view of the temple has turned it into one of the must visit in melacca...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Very beautiful oldest Chinese Buddhist temple. Each hand painting is very detail and pretty.Well preserve.


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