Cheng Hoon Teng, Melaka

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  • 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
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About Cheng Hoon Teng, Melaka

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 Information

  • 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 by Public Transport

  • Trishaw
  • Hired Taxi
  • Car

Restaurants Near Cheng Hoon Teng

  • Geographer Cafe
  • Teo Soon Loong Chan Restaurant

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  • The oldest and well kept Buddhist temple in Melaka. It's just beside the famous Jonker Walk. Very peaceful environment with full of historical architectural building. It's still the most famous temple in town. Many tourist do visiting to this temple. A beautiful spot to visit in Melaka

  • The architecture of this temple reflects the Chinese temples of the olden days. The layout is simple with notices placed at various areas detailing the deities.

  • 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.

  • As one of the oldest temple in this country, we must appreciate and help preserve the culture and tradition for generations coming!

  • This is the Cheng Hoon Teng "opera stage". It belongs to Cheng Hoon Teng temple across the streets. It has recently gone through a renovation and it looks really grand right now. I was here for a special celebration a few months back, when the evening ended with a fire. Most of my photos is from that day. The Cheng Hoon Teng temple was established in 1645. But the stage building was added later. At this point i have no information about what year

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