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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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This fascinating hillside burial ground has a storied past; it should, as...

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

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The second largest of its type in Malaysia

After running around the hill in early morning light. We tackled the hill in daylight. We were wary of snakes etc known to be present. But didn't see any. The tracks are a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
oldcobbler71
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Greymouth, New Zealand

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

After running around the hill in early morning light. We tackled the hill in daylight. We were wary of snakes etc known to be present. But didn't see any. The tracks are a little rough, needing a little care. The view from the top is magnificent and well worth the slight effort to get there. Not a lot of information... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Chinese used this land as their burial ground. Those days they were not cremated the remains of a dead person instead it was buried. This seems to be the largest Chinese grave yard outside china. the oldest grave yard seems to be done about 400 years back. Very peaceful area.

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Thank Nilmini D
Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

heard from local people, this place is hundred years ago as cemetery. Now as jogging track for local people, you wanna try jogging here next visit ?

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Thank Maria Z
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside China and consists of a mix of modern and old Chinese tombs. Besides the tombs it is a nice hilly park with many locals jogging there. From the top of the hill you get a nice view over the city and you can watch the sun going down from there. I... More 

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Thank biapol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I think this place is not really worth a visit unless you have a lot of time in Malacca. It's quite far to walk and there's not much to see actually. It's basically an old chinese cemetery with some history according to the locals. I will not recommend this place if you have a tight schedule.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My travel partner and me stumbled this place during our first trip to Melaka more than a decade ago. We didn't know how to travel around Melaka then and was walking around our hotel.

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Muar, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It was said that this hill called Bukit China was the place where Sultan Manshor Shah had his palace where diplomatic relation between the then Sultan and the Ming Dynasty were at the peak. At the request of the Sultan (after his visit to China) for the Ming Emperor to send the Princess Hang Li Poh to be married. They... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

One of the oldest Chinese cemetery in Malaysia dating back to the Ming dynasty as a gift from Sultan Mansor Shah to Princess Hang Li Poh. The hill is accessible through various small path round the hill or the main path near the school. Usually crowded in the early morning and evening with joggers around running through the pathway and... More 

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The Bukit Cina market is a place the old folks converge every day. The market is called Eng Seng Market and was built by Gan Hong Hoe in 1953.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Wandering up the Bukit China I was intrigued by all the very old Chinese burial places. It was also pleasant with the green grass and trees. From the top of the hill one can see all over Melaka and get one's bearings. It's like a 3D map laid out for you to see.

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