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Bukit China (Chinese Hill)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #21 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This fascinating hillside burial ground has a storied past; it should, as it dates back to the Ming dynasty.
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malacca city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

An old hill make famous with ties from the China officilas notably Admiral Cheng Ho. It's about a 20 minutes walk up to the hill top and you can gaze the city of Malacca. It's awesome viewing !

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the best experienced for me, disliked tiring staircase climbing - good exercise 3.3km walk. Excellent spot for photo shot.

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Tokyo, Japan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although there are displays in the temple at the foot of the hill explaining the controversial attempts by the government to remove the graves and develop the hillside, since the opposition won out in this case and saved the site, the hillside itself is now a peaceful spot containing countless graves, old and new. Supposedly the oldest grave on the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

i have påassed by many times and seen bus loads of chinese visit the place. i know the chinese come to honor their ancestors and keep the peace with the spirits. so when i decided to visit i was surprised to see how little people actually care about the graves here. i was expecting a much more beautiful place. i... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Many don't know that Bukit China, Melaka is the largest Chinese Cemetery outside China. You can appreciate this vast hill in 3 ways:- 1. Drive around the hill and see the size of the cemetery! 2. Take a walk up the hill to the highest point where you can view the city as well as experience sunrise and sunset for... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were expecting a photogenic pattern of lines of Chinese graves. Instead we were surprised at the huge number of acres this place covers & how few graves there are--randomly spread out. Apart from a few miniatures of a Portuguese ship, the old Malacca City Hall, & a Chinese Temple on the way up, few of the graves or situations... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I found Bukit China very interesting. It's a little tiring getting to the top, but the old graves are fascinating to say the least. I can see how this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're into history and ruins, this is a must see. I happened to be the only person there when I went, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This old Chinese cemetery is 400 years old and most interesting. The first Chinese arrived with a Chinese Princess who was to marry the Sultan. The tombstones are placed inside a semi circle which represents the mother womb from whence they came.

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Perth Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
78 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Bukit Cina was the official settlement of the Chinese entourage who arrived with Princess Hang Li Po (mid 1400s) when she was sent to marry the Sultan. As our coach wound its way up the hill we passed the Chinese Cemetery, its big and the old looking. The headstones on the graves are semi circle in shape and the graves... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I read in the Lonely Planet that this was a popular spot for joggers, and drove past there on my way to the countryside. There are 20,000 graves here, all Chinese and buried according to Feng Shui. It is a fab running spot as there are paths all over, you can spend 30-60 minutes exploring all the routes and you'll... More

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