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Melaka as UNESCO World Heritage Site
Melaka as an UNESCO World Heritage City

Melaka/Malacca History & Religion Attraction

Historical Melaka

Malacca City (also called Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca in southwestern Malaysia. Melaka is a historical city in the Straits of Malacca have been developed since the 15th century of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. Melaka, with over 500 years of history, the influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible.

This charming city is a UNESCO world heritage site with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage.

There are a lot of historical buildings and temples/mosques in Malacca city from the 15th-century pass through the time of the Sultanate of Malacca, Portuguese Empire, Dutch Empire and Straits Settlements (British).

Dutch Square (Red Square)

Dutch Square is surrounded by red painted building, this area reflects of the history of Melaka. History building from Dutch administration such as Stadthuys, Christ Church, the British colonization such as Queen Victoria’s Fountain etc..

The Stadthuys

The Stadthuys is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca City. It was built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor. The Stadthuys is now home to the History and Ethnography Museum.

Christ Church Melaka

Christ Church Malacca is an 18th-century Anglican Church in the city of Malacca, Malaysia. Christ Church Melaka is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

A Famosa (Kota A Famosa)

A Famosa (Malay is “Kota A Famosa”) was a Portuguese fortress built in Malacca (Melaka), in 1512. The meaning of A Famosa is “The Famous” in Portuguese.

Saint Paul's Church

Saint Paul’s Church is a historic church building in Malacca City, this church was originally built in 1521, it was the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum's building is a replica of the palace during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah (1456-1477), the Museum was built based on annotations found in ancient Sejarah Melayu.

Samudera Museum

Samudera Museum (Flor de La Mar) aims to illustrate the role of Malaysia in its history as a trading center of the past through the Malay Sultanate of Melaka and the development of regional maritime activities.

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka (Malacca) is a World UNESCO Site. The Museum is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861.

Kampung Kling Mosque

The original structure of Kampong Keling Mosque was built by Indian Muslim traders in 1748 was a wooden building and it was rebuilt with bricks in 1872. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between the local Malays, Sumatran, Chinese and Hindu.

Malacca Straits Mosque

Masjid Selat Melaka was built using the mix of Middle Eastern and Malay looks like a floating structure when the water level is high. It is a mosque located on the man-made Malacca Island in Malacca

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Chinese: 青云亭) also called as the Temple of Green Cloud, this is a Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of , Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Cheng Hoon Teng was founded in the 1600s by the Chinese Kapitan.

Poh San Teng Temple

The Poh San Teng Temple (Chinese: 宝山亭) is a Chinese temple located at the foot of Bukit China, next to the Malacca Warrior Monument and Hang Li Poh’s Well. The Poh San Teng Temple was founded in 1795 during the era of Dutch

Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthy Temple

Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthy Temple is one of the oldest functioning Hindu temples in Maritime Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Thavinayagar Chitty in 1781.

Church of St. Francis Xavier - Melaka

The Church of St. Francis Xavier is a church in Malacca City. The church was built in 1849 on the site of an old Portuguese church by a French priest, Father Farvé.

Hang Tuah Center

The Hang Tuah Center located in Kampung Duyong was developed by the Melaka State Government in 2013 is an initiative to elevate the village as the birthplace of Hang Tuah

Melaka Historical Vehicle Park

This park along Jalan Kota, there is a small section of railroad tracks in the park. There is an old locomotive and carriages for display on the rails.
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