Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, otherwise known as the Temple of Green Cloud, is a Chinese temple in Malacca City. It is the oldest still operating temple in Malaysia.

The temple practices the Three Doctrinal Systems of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. It was founded by Chinese Captains Tay Kie Ki and Tay Hong Yong in 1645. Later, in 1673, the temple was expanded with materials brought in from China.

The temple served as the central place of worship for the local Hoklo community. Due to an increase in population, the main hall was added in 1704. The temple remained untouched for nearly 100 years until it was renovated in 1801.

The main features of the temple are an ornate gate, several prayer halls, and a primary prayer hall dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. The temple practices feng shui, which ensures an excellent view of the water and the high ground on both sides of the structure.

The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was given a UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration in 2003.

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Sight Name: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Sight Location: Melaka, Malaysia (See walking tours in Melaka)
Sight Type: Religious
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