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St. Paul's Hill (Bukit St. Paul)

Jalan Kota, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The A' Famosa Fort and landmark St.Paul's Church are two of the many attractions in this district.
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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You get an amazing view from the top of the hill. Its nice and breezy and from the old world, you can see the highrises, a window into the new world. Must go place in Melaka

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Crissier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The fact that it's remained a ruin since centuries ago and that it has so much of history behind it is fascinating. Huge granite tomb stones with Portuguese and Dutch inscriptions stand around the wall interior. Right here at the top of the hill with its strong sea breezes, you get a panoramic view of the Straits of Melaka. A... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Yes, it IS a climb, but worth it. If you are light-headed or have weak legs, attempt it slowly with a bottle of 100plus or equivalent drink. It is worth every step! The 400 year old gravestones, the remarkable solid construction, and the occasional cat, make this site a must! Also visit the Dutch Graveyard at the bottom of the... More

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Get ID card? It was here. Get in court? It was here. All structures are original and well prserved and thus what you see is a true aging natural museum only historical events made. No man-made museum could compare to this one because no man could make the hill, and the soil of St. Paul. Don't miss this place!

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Brisbane
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing that while some cities are intent on destroying their heritage, Melaka has been able to preserve a building such as this - full credit. To see the old grave headstones etc from over 400 yrs ago, was an experience, and the view from the top of the hill, was well worth it.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not too many steps for fit people, but might be a touch tougher for small children or the elderly. View from the top is worth the walk. Obviously a lot of history within its derelict walls, as borne out by the old tombstones.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Definitely one of the must-do walks in Melaka for the views and heritage. You have to navigate your way past too many peddlars, but that's not too bad. There's usually a nice breeze up there anyway to cool you off some, too!

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

During the tourist season,this place is crowded. Another must see historica site if you are in Malacca Good place for pictures.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This old fort is a pretty neat, if brief, visit. It's a short climb to the top and you get good views out towards the Strait and back across Melaka. There isn't a whole lot to see in the fort, but the tombstones that are inside make interesting reading.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a historical place, but nothing much I would say. Well, if you are there, then visit this place. probably one time enough? Depends on what you like.

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