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Bukit China (Chinese Hill)

Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #41 of 90 things to do in Melaka
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This fascinating hillside burial ground has a storied past; it should, as it dates back to the Ming...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This fascinating hillside burial ground has a storied past; it should, as it dates back to the Ming dynasty.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I just went there on my own as a single woman. I got followed by a guy. He started talking to me which I ignored and turned to head back out of the park. He followed me again, touched me. After shouting against him he luckily bagged off, maybe just because we were not far off the entrance/exit, but he... More 

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malacca city
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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 helpful votes 57 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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67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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66 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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58 helpful votes 58 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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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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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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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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