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Address: Sam Po Kong Temple, Melaka, Malaysia
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Only for history buffs

There is nothing at Hang Li Po well except for those who are really into history. If less time, spend somewhere else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Mohsin A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing at Hang Li Po well except for those who are really into history. If less time, spend somewhere else.

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Thank Mohsin A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Located at the foot of Bukit Cina. There is Tao temple beside the well. Some uncle selling fruit and durian under the tree in front of the temple and well.

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Thank 68Seng
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It has a great story behind the well. Enjoy it with your imaginary and you might find it is good. However, the management should really put effort in the maintenance work.

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Thank Xiiao_JiJi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This well is part of Melaka's history. It chronicles the arrival of Princess Hang Li Po to Melaka and her marriage to the Sultan at that time. Legend has it that the well will never dry. It is now a wishing well.

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1 Thank nellielim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Place to soak up some history of the well that has served the Area for ages and how it had been poisoned! Worth a short visit after checking out the temple in front!

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1 Thank Ivan S
Zhanjiang, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not much to see here except for a hole in the ground. However, if you are a history buff like myself, the story surrounding the well is really interesting. The story is written on plaques around the well and explains how the well has been strategically poisoned a few times throughout history. Worth a visit if you are in the... More 

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1 Thank robinchina2004
Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We took a taxi from hotel to Bukit Cina in one afternoon, just to pay our respect and pray at the temple. Temple is very very quiet without any one, not even tourist like us. Two old man selling fruits and durian in front of the entrance, both are sleeping. The famous will is right at the back of the... More 

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1 Thank yklimSingapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This one place that I as a tour guide will bring tourist to, as for backpackers, I will only recommend you go if you really into history and legends of the Melaka Sultanate and history of Chinese descendant is Melaka. Hang Li Po is a "princess" of China that was sent to marry Melaka Sultan, no records found in China... More 

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2 Thank Aaron R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Hang Li Po, or King's well was built by Sultan Mansur Syah for his wife from China. Regardless of lack of rain, the well has apparently never dried up. It became a strategic water supply and has been poisoned at various times by powers attacking Melaka. The Dutch built a guard house and wall around it, giving it the... More 

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1 Thank ian2005wine
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's just like an ordinary well to an average person but to a historian, this well has its history. It's is said that this well never dries up even during the drought season. So it was the source of water for the folks asround the area during the old days. Now, it is not properly maintained and the water is... More 

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