Holiday in Malaysia? Must Stop by These 5 Tourist Attractions in Melaka

Holiday in Malaysia? Must Stop by These 5 Tourist Attractions in Melaka

Most people who vacation in neighboring countries, always make the capital city Kuala Lumpur their favorite destination to spend their vacation time. Malaysia has many cities that are no less beautiful to explore.

One of them is Melaka, the city that was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2008 and has many exciting tourist destinations. This city got the title because it has a long history. What are the tourist destinations in Melaka? Here are 5 recommendations.

  1. Melaka River

The river that divides Melaka and flows for 50 kilometers was once a route for international trade. It is these records that make this river a witness to history, that Melaka was once a developed city in its heyday.

Now, this river has turned into one of the favorite tourist destinations in the city. Here you can take a boat to enjoy the beauty of the city of Melaka from the middle of the river. There are also various instagenic photo spots located in the riverside area or commonly called Street Art.

  1. Christ Church Melaka

Christ Church in Melaka is a Protestant church that has been built since the 18th century. That’s why this church is considered the oldest church in Malaysia. A very thick Dutch colonial architecture enveloped the church, which used to be white before the Melaka government painted all the buildings red as they are now.

Apart from being a place of worship, Christ Church Melaka can also be considered a landmark of this city. You can enjoy various activities here, from walking or just taking pictures with a beautiful church background.

  1. A Famosa

Built-in 1511 by Alfonso de Albuquerque, the fort that once surrounded the hillside in Melaka is only left with the gate that used to be the main entrance. This fort is also one of the oldest surviving European heritage buildings in Asia.

A Famosa itself may be regarded as one of the most favorite historical tourist destinations in Melaka. This is evident because of the many tourists who always visit this place every day. The tourist attraction only leaves its ruins.

  1. Taming Sari Tower

Menara Taming Sari is an observation tower that opened in 2008. With a height of 110 meters, the tower is designed to resemble a kris which is the mythical weapon of the Malay legend, the Hang Tuah warrior.

When you reach the top of this tower, you will be presented with a 360-degree view of the very beautiful city of Melaka. The tower, which was built with advanced Swiss technology, is claimed to be able to withstand an earthquake measuring 10 on the Richter scale.

  1. Cheng Hoon Teng. Temple

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is a temple that is said to be the oldest Buddhist place of worship in Malaysia. Built-in the mid-17th century, this temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Just like Christ Church, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is also a place of worship that can be said to be a landmark of the city of Melaka. You can find this temple near the Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Hindu temple along Jalan Hang Lekiu.

Some of the tourist destinations in Melaka could be a reference for your vacation in Malaysia. From historical to modern tours, everything is in this beautiful city.