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This fascinating hillside burial ground has a storied past; it should, as it dates back to the Ming dynasty.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This interesting site is the burial ground for the early Chinese settlers so obviously, hordes of Chinese tourists speaking in their native tongue will be your fellow travelers. The trees offer welcome shade while browsing some graves.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Bukit Cina is the ancestral burial ground of Melaka’s Chinese community. Also known as Chinese Hill, it is the largest and oldest Chinese graveyard outside of China itself with over 12,500 graves. Although it is primarily a graveyard for early Chinese settlers, the cemetery has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This hill is the graveyard of the earliest Chinese settlers to this country as well as ancestral graves of the Chinese community. The gravesite has been cleaned and it looks neat and green with shady trees and green grass. It is now a popular walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Spent around an hour walking around this cemetery on a wooded hill near our hotel. Some of the graves are spectacular, some modest, but it is a calm place, peaceful with good views. Nice to get away to greenery and to have some shade on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FionaMacF
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We had nice walk .The view from the top is really nice .Must wear proper shoes as the walk way has lotsa centipedes.As a women it is not safe to walk alone not because of graveyard,there is no emergency exit near if anyone did anything....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 196meeraa
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It has a lot of Chinese tombstones seems to be left abandoned but during hungry ghost festival there's prayers going on. It sits right close to the city area and a testament to the Chinese's arrival to Melaka from the priors of 14th centuries. Also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wolver1nc
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Some history of Melaka to be learned at this place. Nothing much here if you are not a history lover. This place is located just beside a road. It was surprisingly crowded and there were many fruit stall at this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank You H
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice placid place to walk or jog in the mornings or evenings. I spotted some monkeys, several birds including the black napped oriole & Richards Pipit. The black berries was in bloom & I ate it while admiring the bright red "Flame of the Forest"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harban S
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Bukit China was one of the highlights of my visit to Melaka. The hill is relatively far from the city centre, but it absolutely worth the effort (it's a long walk). Half of this big hill is covered in an almost wild wood, with tall...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ViaBen
Reviewed April 25, 2018

A hidden gem in Malacca, this ancient Chinese cemetery occupies a gentle hill downtown Malacca. The walk to the hilltop is even more impressive during March and April when the red flame of the forest and the frangipani trees cover the slopes with their spectacular...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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