Cheng Hoon TengCurrently Open
- Address: 25 Jalan Tokong, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +60-62829343
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- It is a religious place, so modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is not encouraged.
- Peace should be maintained at all times.
- 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
When i visited the temple i came across a ceremony. Because i did not want to bother those who participated in the ritual, i was about to leave immediately but one of the monks who understood how i felt told me that i could stay there and listen. Even he encouraged me to take photos and videos during the ritual. It was pleasant to be there and to meet the polite monks.
An attractive and well-maintained Chinese temple built in 1673 - still functioning but welcoming to tourists.
Look for what is above rather than what is at eye level and you would find the old temple more interesting..
This temple is one of the "must visit site" in Melaka. The temple has a long history and was built more than 300 years ago. It displayed many fine architectural designs. Major ceremonies are still being carried out here frequently. This temple is within close proximity to a Mosque and a Hindu temple, which signifies the harmony within the 3 religious groups. There are some small steps within the temple which do not pose a major problem for visitors on wheelchairs. Temple is open to visitors and.devotees everyday. Vehicle parkings can be found around the temple vicinity but may be a problem on major holidays.
One of the most popular must visit destination for tourists in Malacca.