Cheng Hoon Teng5306 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 25 Jalan Tokong, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +60-62829343
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
When the Chinese migrated to the Malay Peninsula, they brought along their culture and heritage. Cheng Hoon Teng's architecture reflects the skills of migrant builders and craftsmen from China's southern provinces, mainly Fujian and Guandong.
The building conforms strictly to the principles of feng shui, incorporating the fundamental belief that every aspect of life is closely related to attaining perfect harmony with nature. According to granite tablets, the temple was carefully laid out to ensure a view of the river and high ground on either side.
While the Cheng Hoon Teng is representative of the more peasant Southern temple form there are features that depart from the usual Southern temples found in Malaysia.Its roof slope attempts to attain a steeper incline than the generally lower and flatter Fujian form. The flag masts are of dramatic height, beckoning attention.
The temple has three bays rather than one found in most temples, whilst most of the columns are not circular and constructed in timber rising from stone bases. Here there is an extensive use of lacquer. All these elements indicate the uniqueness of this architectural masterpiece.
Cheng Hoon Teng Travel Tips
- It is a religious place, so modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is not encouraged.
- Peace should be maintained at all times.
How to Reach Cheng Hoon Teng
- Hired Taxi
- Geographer Cafe
- Teo Soon Loong Chan Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Melaka include Cheng Hoon Teng in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50% of people start their Cheng Hoon Teng visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cheng Hoon Teng
68.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cheng Hoon Teng