Cheng Hoon Teng, Melaka
Cheng Hoon Teng, Melaka - Address, Phone Number
Address: 25 Jalan Tokong, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
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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
- Hired Taxi
Restaurants Near Cheng Hoon Teng
- Geographer Cafe
- Teo Soon Loong Chan Restaurant
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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.
Famous chinese temple. Always crowded
Being the oldest Taoist temple in Melaka, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Incorporated has taken on the role of a "protector" for at least 8 other old temples in Melaka. The temple is usually very busy during Chinese New Year and the 1st & 15th day of the lunar month & also the 3 days when Guanyin is celebrated. On these days a stall just outside the temple sell vegetarian food for breakfast. On the evening of the Ghost day they have a big fire on the compound opposite the temple where the Opera stage is located. I was there so i attache a photo
pay for RM10 per person to buy the small candle. Light it, put in front of Buddha and your life will be blessed
Impressive. Very good design and filled with history.