Best Things to do in Malacca

Malacca, a state of Malaysia, is located in the west of Malay Peninsula. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. With rich history, Malacca had been colonized by Portugal, Netherlands and Britain, which are reflected on the food and architectures. In Malacca, you can see various architectures with British, Dutch and Chinese construction styles. You can also experience different kinds of characteristic delicious foods and snack in the streets. You can also take cruise to feel the charm of the Malacca River and experience the lifestyle of the locals. There are many things to do in Malacca, followings are things listed for you when travelling to Malacca.





Visit the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Location: 25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia


Reason to visit: one of the oldest Chinese traditional temples in Malaysia, awarded the Asia-Pacific Heritage awards for Culture Heritage Conservation by UNSECO


Things to do. At the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, you can admire the architectural design of the temple. You can know about the history of the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and know more about the Malaysian Chinese in Malacca. As an old temple with long history, you can burn incense and worship in the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. You can wish for peace, health, study and career. Everyone wants a good result on the things he is experiencing or working on.


Cheng Hoon Teng Temple



Take Photos of the Dutch Square Melaka

Location: Banda Hilir, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia


Reason to visit: the oldest existing Dutch buildings in Southeast Asia, famous tourist photo site in Malacca, impressive historical square with red appearance, one of the landmarks of Malacca


Dutch Square Melaka, also known as Red Square Melaka, is located on the banks of Malacca River, close to the Church of Saint Paul. Melaka is the Malaysian of Malacca. And Malaysians use to call it Melaka. Here you can learn the history and culture of the Malacca state and the Strait of Malacca. It is recommended to visit the Dutch Square(Red Square) Market during the sunset when the red buildings are most beautiful under the sunshine. By the way, the best position to take photos with the Christ Church Melaka is on the the stairs near the church. And there is a logo of I LOVE MELAKA in the Dutch Square, which is a famous tourist photo site.


Dutch Square Melaka



Enjoy the Stunning View of the Malacca River

The Malacca River is near the Dutch Square. And there are many stores like coffees and restaurants for rest, you can choose one of them to sit down to have your afternoon tea as well as enjoy the beautiful view of the Malacca River. You can see the buildings on the other side of the Malacca River.


You can feel totally peaceful and comfortable to walk along the Malacca River. The best time to visit the Malacca River is in the afternoon during the sunset. And the night view of the Malacca River is also really charming. And if you want to get close to the Malacca River, you can take the boat to enjoy the scenery on the both sides of the Malacca River.


Malacca River



Overlook the Malacca at the Church of Saint Paul

Location: Kota, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia


Reason to visit: one of the oldest churches in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a historic landmark of Malacca, a holy place of worship of the Catholic church, having a panoramic view of Malacca and look the Strait of Malacca in the distance


Things to do. At the Church of Saint Paul, you will know the story of St. Francis Xavier. You can climb the St. Paul’s Hill, know about the history of the St. Paul’s Church and learn about the multi-culture of Malaysia. You can see the surrounding buildings and landscapes of Malacca. It is recommended to overlook the Malacca on a sunny and clear day to see the distant scenery clearly. And you can even look far into the Strait of Malacca in the distance.


Church of Saint Paul



Visit the Masjid Selat Melaka on by the Strait of Malacca

Location: Masjid Selat, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia


Reason to visit: beautiful mosque on the Strait of Malacca, one of the best places to have a panoramic view of the Strait of Malacca, floating mosque on the sea


Things to do. Masjid Selat Melaka is located on the artificially built island of Malacca. If the water level is high, it looks like a floating building. It is recommended to visit the Masjid Selat Melaka in the afternoon during the sunset because the mosque in the afterglow of the sunset is very beautiful and impressive. You can take photos of the view. The chanting sound from the radio is intertwined with the sound of the waves. The golden dome is the same color with the setting sun. It is very pleasant to sit on the beach dam and enjoy this beautiful scenery. After dark, the mosque will light up, and the whole building will turn into another color with a unique charm.


Masjid Selat Melaka



Stroll around the Jonker Street

Jonker Street is a famous attraction in Malacca, which attracts tens of millions of visitors to the Jonker Street. At the Jonker Street, you can fully experience the multi-culture in Malacca. As a World Cultural Heritage Site listed by UNESCO, you can see Chinese temples, Hindu temples, mosques and Christian churches coexisting in this international street. At the Jonker Street Night Market, you can taste delicious local foods and snacks and visit the wonderful exquisite handicrafts. At some festivals, you can see many activities at the Jonker Street, which are interesting.


Jonker Street



Visit the Muzium Samudera

Location: Jln Merdeka, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia


Muzium Samudera, Maritime Museum, is built on a real Portuguese large-scale sailing ship, which is called Flor de La Mar. And its shape will attract tourists' attention at first. Maritime Museum is considered as one of the most important symbols of Malacca's heritage because there are many priceless treasures in the cabin. In the window of the museum, items left over from various periods in Malacca are displayed, and visitors can experience the historical changes of Malacca. Its main exhibits include national flags, statues and illustrations in different historical periods, which will further understand the culture of Malacca in various historical periods.



See the Bukit China

Bukit China, also known as Chinese Hill, is located in the southeast of Malacca. Covering an area of 160 hectares, the Bukit China is 109 feet high. Although the mountains are not high, the terrain is beautiful and the peaks are undulating. There are more than 12,500 graves on the mountain, which is the largest Chinese cemetery outside China. It witnessed the hard work of Chinese people in Malacca for hundreds of years. And it is also a symbol of the harmonious coexistence and friendship between the Chinese and Malaysian people. It was originally named Sanbao Mountain because Zheng He and his crew were stationed here when he visited Malacca in 1406 and often walked on the mountain. Among the 7 times of Zheng He’s voyages to the West Ocean, he stayed at Bukit China for 5 times.

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