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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Things to Know Before Visiting Cheng Hoon Teng
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
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.
Historical building with detailed crafted workmanship around the temple. As it is a respectful place, do remember to wear decent outfits.
The oldest template in Melaka. Friendly, small in village but very culture. On this street have mosque, Buddha and Hindu template. Just around 100meter. So amazing. I love this place. Love this culture. Love this religion. No serect, free and no limit. How a wonderful is! Must visit when you come to Melaka. Must see this culture & religion when you come here
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.
This temple is of important historical value, representing the oldest of its kind in Malaysia. Cheng Hoong Teng Temple was built around 1645 and has long been dedicated by the Goddess of Mercy - Kwan Yin. It was resorted in 2003 and recognised by UNESCO for this endeavour. The temple is small and can be manageably visited in 15-20 minutes. The inside grounds are quite typical of Chinese Buddism, Confucianism and Taoism temples found throughout Asia. It us reminded quite a bit of our many Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong. Expected arrangement and decor was found throughout the temple - alters, dragon and tiger murals, miniatures above the doors, moon-shaped entry, guardian lions, amongst others. What as unique has the heavy usage of wooden door and panels, indicative of Malay style architecture. That is something we enjoy about temple visits in this part of SE Asia and you can see much evidence of this architecture style here. Cheng Hoong Teng Temple is located just off Jonker Street on Jalan Tukang Emas. Interestingly it is located very near to the Hindu temple of Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Kampung Kling Mosque. It is nice to see this sort of religious harmony coexisting together. We were informed after our visit that the street is actually called 'Harmony Street' as well. How appropriate! As such, this area, reminds us, on a much smaller scale, of Singapore's South Bridge Road in Chinatown where you can find Jamae Mosque, Sri Marimman Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple all in close proximity to each other. Overall, we found this to be a decent overall temple to visit and particularly of interest due to its long standing history and its proximity to the city center area of Malacca, meaning that little effort is required to find and visit the Cheng Hoong Teng Temple.