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    Xianglin Temple.
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    Outside Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
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    Gateway at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
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    Bukit China, Sam Po Kong and Hang Li Poh's well

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    Bukit China [China Hill] is one of the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. Step down from the hill is Sam Po Kong temple, which built at 1795 and dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the first ambassador of China who visiting Malacca. The name of 'Sam Po Kong' taken from a fish's name that saved his ship from sinking.
    Then Hang Li Poh's well is a poisonous well which used by local towards Portuguese during the war in Malacca. This well made for Princess Hang Li Poh who married to one of the prince from Malacca Sultanate.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng temple

    by ukirsari Written Mar 30, 2004

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    It's the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, built 1646 for commemorating the visit of Admiral Cheng Ho [that's why called Cheng Hoon Teng. In Chinese lingo in my country, klenteng ~ teng ~ means temple]. And the original name of this temple: Evergreen Clouds.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    The temple is located at Jalan Tokong, the temple street. Choose the road on your left hand side when you reached the performances stage. On your left is the temple street and on your right is the jonker walk.

    You can see chinese temple, mosque and also hindu temple on this street

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by mansionion Updated Jan 25, 2004

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Bright Cloud Temple) was built in 1646 and is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. It is said that the prayer rituals perform in the temple have been practised in Melaka since the Chinese settled here.

    The temple was built as a tribute to the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin and is devoted equally to the three doctrines of Confucianism, Toism and Chinese-Budhism. The materials for its construction were specially brought in from China. Fine workmanship is evident in the ornately decorated mythological figures, carvings and lacquer work inside the 4,600 sq. meters temple.

    Situated in Jalan Tokong, the temple together with the neighbouring Masjid Kampung Kling and and Sri Poyatha Venayaga Moorthi Temple form part of the "street of harmony", a symbolic exemple of racial and religous tolerent that have long been in existence in the country.

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    old chinese temple

    by eelaine Written Jun 19, 2003

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    the cheng hoon teng temple was built in 1645 and is believed to be the oldest chinese temple in malaysia.. the temple stood through the years and is still very well-preserved.. many from malaccan chinese community still perform their prayers especially on special festivities such as wesak.. decorated with mythological figures made from broken glass and porcelain.. also, there are interesting chinese wood carvings and lacquer work on the structure..

    the artful roof of the cheng hoon teng temple..
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    Chen Hoon Teng Temple

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 6, 2012

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    This is a Buddhist temple and dates back to 1646 making it one of the oldest temples in Malysia. Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy.

    We found this temple stop interesting not only for what we saw inside the temple but for several items in the grounds and also the various stalls outside. We were allowed to visit most parts of the temple and take photos. Discretion should be used when taking photos.

    The decoration of the temple appealed to most people in our group, especially the beautifully decorated roof.

    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple  Established1646 Main Altar - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Beautiful Picture - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Section Of Temple Roof - Superb Decoration Offering Table - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 21, 2008

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    The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was built in 1646 and it is Malaysia's oldest Chinese temple. The temple is dedicated to to the Goddess of Mercy and it is still used today for prayers and rituals.

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    lovely little temple

    by ellielou Written Jun 25, 2006

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    As so often happens to me in Asia, I tend to get 'templed out.' I know this doesn't happen to everyone, but temples all begin to become a blur. It's not an insult to the religion, more my failure to distinguish among sublties of styles, I think.

    However, the Cheng Hoon Teng temple was different. Don't ask me why, because I'm not exactly sure, but it probably had something to do with how old it was, how nice the carvings were, the the general feeling of well-being I had there.

    It's a great place to stop when touring the multicultural city of Melaka.

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia located within walking distance of the Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. It was built in the 1780s by the Hindu community of Malacca, and dedicated to Vinayagar or Ganesh, the Elephant deity. In the back room is a sculpture of the deity with the head of an elephant and the body of a man with four hands. There is another altar dedicated to Lord Muraga, the younger brother of Lord Vinayagar.

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    Sanduo Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    This temple is located near Cheng Ho Cultural Museum and was built in 1795. It's effigies include Da Bo Gang, Jin Hua Niang Niang and Guanyin. One funny thing I noticed was a large number of cans of Guinness stacked up on a shrine. Guess those deities are actually secretly Irish!

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    Oldest Temple in Malaysia

    by chatterley Written Sep 5, 2006

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    This temple is believed to be the oldest in the country, built in the 1600s. It is a Taoist temple, and the Goddess of Mercy is being worshipped here. Although it is quite small, this temple has got some beautiful and intricate carvings. The main colour scheme is brownish red (as with most Chinese temples), plus gold painting on the carved walls.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Built around 1646 with authentic building materials from China, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. It houses the statue of the Goddess of Mercy or "Kuan Yin", thus being named Abode of The Green (Merciful) Cloud.

    The temple is a beautiful example of Chinese architecture with intricate carvings and designs of mythical figures, animals, birds and flowers. Endless streams of local and foreign devotees come to respect and pray to the Goddess of Mercy here.

    This temple sometimes also known as Kuan Yin Temple. Devotees come here to pray, make offerings and also for fortune-telling. There's a foundation who runs this temple, restores and preserves its architecture and woodwork carvings.

    RM2 for a single set of offerings which consists of joss sticks, candles and some papers for burning.

    After your prayers, you can take a quick tour at the side / back of the temple. Here it houses altars for many ancestors.

    Fine architecture & workmanship of Chinese temple
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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was founded in the 1600s by the Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki. It is Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple. The temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin - goddess of mercy. All building materials used in constructing this temple were imported from China and it was Chinese artisans who carried out the building work. It is a very ornate and attractive temple with lots of beautiful wood carvings. The main temple hall is filled with reds, blacks and golds.

    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is located at number 25 Jalan Tokong not far from the Kampong Kling Mosque. It is open from 7am to 7pm.

    Gateway at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Main hall at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Outside Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
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    Xianglin Temple

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    Across the street from Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the relatively modern Buddhist Temple of Xianglin.

    This temple is very peaceful. It occupies two floors. As it is a Buddhist temple you must take your shoes off before entering the tempe building.

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Malaysia. It was built in 1781 and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vinayagar. Unfortunately we could only view it from the outside as it was closed. It only opens at prayer times.

    Located on Jalan Tokong.

    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi
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