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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Tours

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple, first built in 1673, remains an active place of worship for the Chinese Buddhist community in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka. Everything from the ornate roof to the painted murals within this temple dedicated to Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) have been restored using traditional techniques.
 
The Basics
As one of Melaka’s most popular landmarks and a hub of the local Chinese community, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple often features in city sightseeing tours, including day trips from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Those curious about the Chinese heritage of Melaka can opt for a guided tour catered to this interest. Historical-themed walking tours often include the temple, along with Stadthuys, Christ Church, and Jonker Street.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The temple is a must-see for history buffs and spiritual travelers.
  • This is an active place of worship, so remember to dress and act with respect.
  • The temple is free to enter, but donations are accepted.
 
How to Get There
The temple is located just off Jonker Street within walking distance of Stadthuys in Red Square. You can catch Bus 17 from the Melaka Sentral Station to Jonker Street and then continue on foot.
 
When to Get There
The temple is open daily throughout the year, including extended hours for Lunar New Year. To see the temple at its liveliest, plan to visit during the daily prayers each afternoon.
 
Festivals at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
As a prominent community gathering place, the temple comes alive during a host of annual festivals. The biggest is Lunar New Year, when the complex stays open throughout the night. The winter solstice marks another important date on the Chinese calendar. During Dong Zhi Festival, families gather at the temple before staying up long into the night.
Address: 25, Jalan Tokong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Cruise Arrival Special : Melaka Shore Excursion with Local Host

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This private full-day tour of Malacca covers significant landmarks in the UNESCO-listed colonial town situated on the Straits of Malacca. With commentary by your own personal guide, you’ll learn about its diverse cultural heritage. See Christ Church, the red clock tower and the Queen Victoria Fountain at Dutch Square; visit the notable Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, founded in 1645; and view St Paul’s Church, Kampung Kling Mosque and Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple. After lunch, stroll past antique shops before return hotel transport to Kuala Lumpur.
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Your private day trip to Malacca starts with a convenient pick up from your accommodation. Right on time to avoid the traffic! Feeling hungry? As soon as you arrive in the city of Malacca, you will hit a locals' favorite Indian family restaurant for some delicious breakfast. Get ready, the cultural gems are everywhere! Wander in the city and see the famous Christ church and admire the details inside, like it's majestic beams on the ceiling. And for a bit of Portuguese vibes, enjoy a nice walk upwards St. Paul hill. A must-visit is Jonker street! Follow your favorite local to the biggest market of the city where you can find anything from antiques to all kinds of Malaysian products. And to escape the crowds, grab lunch at a restaurant especially chosen for you away from the touristy crowds.
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