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“A popular tourist site.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cheng Hoong Teng Temple

Cheng Hoong Teng Temple
No.25 Jalan ToKong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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“A popular tourist site.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

When we arrived in Melaka, the bus dropped us here when it was pouring with rain. We went into the temple to shelter, and while we were there, busload after busload of Chinese tourists stopped to see it and take photos. We asked people nearby why it was so popular and they explained its historically significance. There is a famous well in the complex, where a number of poisonings took place over the years. Certainly worth a look if you are in the area.

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“Beautiful historic Chinese temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a beautiful historical temple located on Jalan Tukang Emas. The atmosphere is good, with smells of incense wafting all around, and devotees thronging the temple. Nice little place that transports you into a different era.

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“Great Art, not just a temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's a Chinese temple with long history, no doubts. We, however, admire the art features everywhere a lot more.....on the wall, up the ridge of the roof, on the door.... My wife took many more pictures in an hour's stay there !

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“A revisit to heritage temple of Melaka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I revisit the temple during recent Chinese New Year and the temple is filled with devotees for praying and changing luck ritual.

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Attraction Highlight: It is a small temple located within the Melaka Heritage core zone under UNESCO preservation. The first phase of restoration was done in 1963 and phase 2 (Auxiliary buildings & main entrance gate) was done in 2003 and 2004. Melaka was declared world heritage on 2008. Even thou it is a small temple but the treasure are the heritage cultural preservation initiative done by the community. To highlight again, it is very lively during the Chinese festive season of New Year.

Attraction Tip: Walking around the Melaka heritage trail walk is not to be miss, starting from the bridge towards Jonker street. Relax and enjoy Jonker street until the end of the road. Then make a U-turn and move into Jalan Tokong where Cheng Hoon Teng temple is located. After visit the temple, you may proceed to the attraction located at Jalan Lekiu and Heeren street.

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“Beautiful Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Went to the Cheng Hoong Teng Temple on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year 2013. The temple is located next to Jonker Street, a very famous historical street in Malaka. It is also a walkable stroll of about 15 minutes to the famous Red Square of Stadhuys across the Malaka river.

The Temple was brimming with devotes offering prayers during the Chinese New Year, a Chinese traditional ceremony of "changing luck" were been carried out by the monks for the devotes in the main prayer hall.

The Cheng Hoong Teng Temple is reportedly Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple, being founded in the 1600s. The architecture was really beautiful, with decorations on the roofs, the walls and the whole temple itself. The main building is made up of dark wood with striking golden carvings.

Although the Cheng Hoong Teng Temple is quite a small temple, to see the beautiful carvings and architecture is such a pleasure.

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