Malacca is among the most decorated states in Malaysia. It has beautiful historic attractions. It has wonderful places for family visits; the fact that it is not that big getting from one end to the other is not a problem.
With its assorted and appealing blend of historical, cultural and natural attractions, there some sites one should ensure not to miss when visiting this state of Malaysia.
The seven great places in Malacca include:-
1. The Stadthuys
It is among the oldest Dutch buildings. It is the most prominent colonial architecture that is part of Dutch square. Having massive walls, with louvered windows and bulky doors attached on wrought-iron hinges. The Stadthuys, built between the 1641 and 1660 was the official residential of governor of that time.(image by Sarah Ermerins).
2. A’Famosa Fort
From St. Paul’s Church downhill you find A’Famosa Fort. It is a great stop for taking beautiful photos. It is the most important part of Malacca attractions specifically for sightseeing. It was built in the 1511 slaves being the laborers. The main aim for its construction was to act as a defensive stronghold against invasion. It also housed the whole Portuguese administration in their tenure.
3. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
This is a traditional Peranakan museum that was established in the year 1896. It is amazingly arranged to look typically as the 19th century Baba-Nyonya townhouse. It has got the Chinese hardwood furniture that has an appealing blend of the Victorian and the Dutch designs with a mother-of-pearl inlay. Enjoy daily tours with the mind captivating guides, who’ve got so many Perankan’s past witty stories.
4. Bukit Ciina
It is also known as the Chinese hill, it is not only the largest, but the oldest Chinese graveyard that is outside of China. It is the ancestral burial site of the Chinese community who stayed in Malacca. Nowadays the hill has been converted to a jogging track. Its fame started with the marriage of Sultan Mansur Shah to Princess Hang Liu the Ming emperor’s daughter.
5. Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary
Also known as Taman Rama Rama, is the most popular attraction for tourists. It is situated 15km on the northeast of Malacca state. It is a beautiful site that is home to a collection of animals, from crocodiles, lizards, snakes, koi fish, and beautiful butterflies and definately the gorgeous golden pair of leopards.
6. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Malacca’s most notable land mark is set just along Jalan Hang Lekiu. It was dedicated to Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy. Her statue with gold black and red rob stands at the centre of the prayer hall. It was constructed in the 1640s. Also known as the ?Merciful Cloud Temple’, it is the oldest Buddhist temple in the country.(image by Pretty Kate Machine).
7. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park
When you want a good place to cool down on a hot sticky day, then Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is your ideal place because you can splash around at this spanking-new Park. It is situated in Ayer Keroh. Get to experience its amazing high-speed water slides with thrill rides.
Definitely there are various sites in Malacca that one will always enjoy visiting, with its great history and abundant activities to make you remember forever.
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