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Hang Li Po Well

Sam Po Kong Temple, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #52 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's just a well - with some history. Nothing to see, nothing else to do. Some visitors tend to make the well, as if it is a wishing well and probably there might be over a ton of coins lying at the bottom of it by now.

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Just a historical well. Not a good view point. Nothing special. One of the places where tour guides will bring.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This well was located at a temple and in fact, it is a boring place to visit. Although it is a part of Melaka historic that mark the arrival of Chinese from China thru a royal marriage between Puteri Hang Li Poh and Melaka Sultan, it has only a well to see. The place is poorly managed. If can, you... More

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