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Malacca Trip: Beautiful Cheng Hoon Teng Taoist Temple on Jalan Tokong

No, the above picture is not the famous Cheng Hoon Teng temple in Malacca. It’s just located on the same street as the temple. Cheng Hoon Teng temple is a famous Taoist temple in Malacca and also is the oldest Taoist temple in Malaysia, built in 1645 by authentic real China-man Kapitan Lee Wei King during the don’t now what dynasty. So it’s really a very very very very very old temple.

The temple is located on Jalan Tokong, which is the street next to the famous Jonker Walk and also right down Tang’s House, the guesthouse I was staying. According to the history book, this temple was built with real China material imported from China long ago, only then preserved and repaired by local people.

It doesn’t look old to me, probably because of preservation and repairing work, but then it is beautiful, just like Khoo Kongsi, Tua Pek Kong Temple in Penang. Although the compound is not super big but it has already shows it beautiness, the well-preservation work is good.

Good job for the people who do the preservation and repairing work. Another thing is, the place is very clean. Not dusty.

Spent some time taking photos and did some light praying, then off we go. It was sunset time and there’s still people coming in. It’s open until night time.

That’s the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

A short while at Kampung Ketek.

While walking back to Jonker Walk to begin our night market shopping, eating tour, we found Kampung Ketek and kinda curious with the Malay’s leg house and we went to check it out.

Nothing much, it’s just a small place with a few Malay’s style houses with leg. Surprisingly, this little kampung is clean too. Wow.

Next up will be our night market tour at the famous Jonker Walk. =)

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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.

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