Best Things To Do in Melaka, Malaysia

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  • A’Famosa
  • Cheng Hoon Teng
  • Baba Nyonya Musuem
  • Jonker street
  • Melaka/Malacca taming sari
  • The stadthuys

Other prominent tourist attractions in Melaka:

  • Sultanate Palace         
  • Butterfly and Reptile century         
  • Christ Church
  • Cape Rachado lighthouse
  • Kampong kling mosque
  • Kampong hulu mosque

Below we have a list of things to do in Melaka and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Melaka getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Melaka with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Melaka

Here is the list of things to do in Melaka and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Cheng Hoon Teng

    4.4 (5306 Votes)
    Cheng Hoon Teng

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, 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 attain...Read more
  2. Melaka Taming Sari

    4.2 (4990 Votes)
    Melaka Taming Sari

    Beach, Tower, Observation Deck

    The first and only gyro tower in Malaysia, this structure measuring 110 meters in height offers the visitors to have a 360 degree panoramic view of the Melaka/Malacca town. The tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, a mythical weapon said to possess mystical powers belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. Even the structure’s design follows the shape of the keris, with th...Read more
  3. Sultanate Palace


    This is a replica structure of the extinct Sultanate of Malacca which ruled the city before the arrival of Portuguese in the 16th century. The plan was chalked on the lines of Sultan Mansur Shah’s palace who ruled the city from 1456 to 1477; it is one of a kind structure. It gives the visitors a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay Kingdom. The palace also houses the cultural museum showcasi...Read more
  4. Christ Church

    4.3 (5534 Votes)
    Christ Church

    Church, Religious Site

    Built by the Dutch when they took charge of Malacca from the Portuguese, this is one of most defining structures of Malacca. Brick-red construction with a huge white cross at the top makes it easily recognizable. It was constructed in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation. The interior of the cathedral displays 200 year old handmade pews, decorative fanlights, plagues honouring Dutch ...Read more
  5. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

    4.3 (3019 Votes)
    Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

    Museum, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition

    A heritage house belonging to the Chan Family is one of the finest art displays in Melaka/Malacca. Displaying the Melaka/Malaccan culture, the house in which he exhibit runs is also a delight to art lovers. Constructed a century ago, this house is a reflection of the chinses-Malay community. Spanned over three terrace lots this house was the abode of the family for four generations.  The e...Read more
  6. The Stadthuys

    4.2 (5261 Votes)
    The Stadthuys

    Landmark, Historical Site, Square

    The Stadthuys, also known as the Red Square, is a historical structure situated in the heart of Melaka/Malacca Town, the administrative capital of the state of Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia. It was built by the Dutch occupants in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor. When Melaka/Malacca was handed over to the British in the 19th ce...Read more
  7. Butterfly And Reptile Sanctuary

    Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you love exploring the world of butterflies, the butterfly and reptile sanctuary is a must-visit destination for you! Home to more than 20 different species of butterflies, the sanctuary is beautifully landscaped and occupies more than 11 acres jungle site of Melaka. It also is home to variety of animals, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals. Butterfly Aviary Koi Garden Reptile Aviary Insec...Read more
  8. Kampong Kling Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    The original structure of this mosque credits its construction to Indian Muslim Traders and dates back to 1748. Originally a wooden structure, the mosque was rebuilt in brick in 1872 and is one of the very few traditional mosques in Malacca that have retained their original structure. There is Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and Malacca Malay architectural influence on the structure. Attractions inclu...Read more
  9. Malacca Zoo

    3.7 (3229 Votes)
    Malacca Zoo


    Spread over 54-acres, this zoological park is located in the town of Ayer Keroh in Malacca. It is a home to more than 1200 animals with 215 different species. There are also some critically endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros. White rhinoceros, Asian elephants, red panda, Malaysian gaur, the serow, the squirrel monkey, the molurus python, the grey wolf, the Mongolian wild horse, the green tree pytho...Read more
  10. Kampong Hulu Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    This is the oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia and was commissioned by the Dutch in 1728. Predominantly built in Javanese architecture, the unique roof instead of the standard dome in the construction makes the mosque stand apart from the rest in the city.
  11. A Famosa

    4.3 (2898 Votes)
    A Famosa

    Church, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located in Melaka, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. In the 16th century A’Famosa housed the entire Portuguese administration, including its hospitals, five churches, elongated stockades and four ...Read more
  12. Jonker Street

    Restaurant, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center

    Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
  13. Portuguese Settlement
    Of immense historical and cultural value, the Portuguese Settlement is a remarkably unique place in Melaka, Malaysia. Giving a glimpse into the life of the Malacca Portuguese community, the Portuguese Settlement is a fascinating place. The Portuguese of Malacca are a Malaysian ethnic group with mixed Portuguese and Malay. It is located in the Ujong Pasir of Malacca City in Malaysia, approximate...Read more
  14. Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh

    4.1 (1076 Votes)
    Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh

    Botanical Garden

    Melaka Botanical Garden is a huge recreational spaceand conservation centre that spreads over 359 hectares located in Ayer Keroh, a town in the state of Malacca. There are many facilities at this park like Malacca Forestry Museum, Prehistoric Garden, the Storyland, children's playgrounds, a suspension bridge, and watch towers. This garden has been in operation since April 1984 and was previousl...Read more
  15. Hang Tuah Center Hang Tuah Museum


    One of the best places to learn about Malacca's historical city and its people, Hang Tuah Center @ Hang Tuah Museum is dedicated to Hang Tuah, the legendary warrior from the 15th century, in the Malay history. The village is believed to be his birthplace. Nearby you can also find Hang Tuah's well. According to folklore, the great man himself had dug the well for his own personal use. A mystical...Read more