Whenever Im asked where to go near Kuala Lumpur, I always recommend Malacca. This place has everything for almost every kind of traveler. From historical and religious sites to best tasting Nyonya food, Malacca is definitely one of the best places to visit in Malaysia.
Chen Hoon Teng Temple in Malacca
After having a huge bowl of my favorite Laksa in one of the best Laksa place in Malacca, I walked aimlessly around the Cobblestone covered streets till I found this beautiful temple called Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
Chinese Temple Altar
The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is Malaysia’s Oldest Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. “Cheng Hoon Teng” literally means “Temple of Clear Clouds” in Chinese.
Tourists and Worshipers
Built in 1646, this Chinese Temple remains a place of worship for the local Buddhist community in Malacca.
Inside the Temple Compound
Im a huge fan of old buildings and I was truly impressed when I learned that some of the building material which came from China are still intact and some beautiful wood carvings and other parts of the are continuously being restored.
Statues at Cheng Hoon Teng temple roof
Inside the temple, expect intricate woodcarvings, curved roof ridge, beautiful panels and lacquer works from China. In 2003, the temple was cited by UNESCO for its outstanding architectural restoration.
Situated along Harmony Street in Malacca, this temple is one of the three temples located in the same street. The street was named Harmony street because of the three major temples representing three different religions. The other two temples are Kampung Kling Mosque (Islam) and Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple (Hindu).
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Inc.
25 Jalan Tokong
GPS Coordinate: N 2.197558, E 102.246881
Tel: +60 6 282 9343
FaxL +60 6 286 1889
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How to get there
From Jonker Street, find you way to Jalan Tokong. The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is on the left side of Jalan Tokong.
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