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
Cheng Hoon Teng - Review
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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95% of people who visit Melaka include Cheng Hoon Teng in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
33.6% of people start their Cheng Hoon Teng visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cheng Hoon Teng
57.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cheng Hoon Teng
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Cheng Hoon Teng, Melaka Reviews
Known as one of the earliest Chinese temple built in Malaysia, the fine decorative carving of the temple depicts the cultural diversity during that period of time. One of the many attractions of Malacca. Though its old but its limited don't miss out when in Malacca.
Nice interior design. Love the tall ship hoist installed in the temole yard. Form outside you would think that there is a ship inside the temple area. Very bright colors used. Evidence of the multicultural flavors if Malacca. Worth a visit. You may park at the paid open carpark 100 meters away and walk to this area.
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
A Chinese temple built in 1673, early-Qing dynasty, literally meaning Green Clouds Temple, is the oldest one in Malaysia, despite its seemingly modern outlook. I would like the temple to preserve more traditional elements than having modern decoration all around. Fortunately some stuffs from Qing dynasty have been preserved intact, and you can still read the texts of those essays praising someone's merits at that time.
Worth a visit to admire centuries old wood carvings and a splendid Southern Chinese style temple dedicated to Guan Yin. Check out the Qing dynasty steles at the rear. Also the pairs of red lions guarding the three entrances are worth a note. Plus the spectacularly lacquered Eight Immortals and Dragon doors. Note the intricate chipped porcelain work over the roof eaves.