Tour of Melaka's Central District, Melaka

Melaka is the capital city of Malaysia, its historical hub and center of tourism. Melaka has variety of interesting sights and landmarks, which reflect the long history of the city. Many of these attractions are located in the Stadthuys, or central, area of the city. Take this tour to visit the most interesting sights in Melaka!
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Tour of Melaka's Central District Map

Guide Name: Tour of Melaka's Central District
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka (See other walking tours in Melaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
Author: leticia
Melaka Water Wheel

1) Melaka Water Wheel (must see)

The Melaka Water Wheel is located beside the Melaka River near the tourist information center. Although it is just a replica and no longer functions, the wheel serves as a reminder of the city’s wealthy past, when it was used to fuel Melaka’s booming port...   view more
Middelburg Bastion

2) Middelburg Bastion

Located in the heart of the city, the Middelburg Bastion is a historic landmark built by the Dutch in the 1660s. It provided additional security for the city’s fort, the local port and the Malacca River. Here you can also see rifles, cannons and a white turret, which served as a lookout...   view more
Mouse Deer Sculpture

3) Mouse Deer Sculpture

The Mouse Deer Sculpture is a prominent attraction located at the center of the city. It is a beautiful sculpture of a kancil, or mouse deer. The mouse deer is described in Malay legend as a courageous animal and is well respected by...   view more
Red Clock Tower

4) Red Clock Tower

Melaka's prominent Red Clock Tower is probably one of the city's most famous sights. It is located on Dutch Square in Melaka's Stadhuys, or central, district. It was built during the English colonial period. The clock tower was painted red so it would blend with its surroundings on Dutch...   view more
Windmill Replica

5) Windmill Replica

The Windmill Replica is located on Dutch Square and serves as a reminder that the Dutch once occupied the city. It is near to other popular attractions, and the beautiful windmill is definitely worth a...   view more
Bridge Monument

6) Bridge Monument

The Bridge Monument is located in the historical district of Melaka behind the Windmill Replica. It depicts the history of the Tan Kim Seng Bridge, which was built during British colonial rule. It was destroyed during the Japanese occupation but was rebuilt after World War...   view more
Queen Victoria's Fountain

7) Queen Victoria's Fountain (must see)

Queen Victoria's Fountain is a prominent city landmark and is one of the few existing structures left in Melaka from the period of British colonization. This beautiful fountain was created in 1901 as a monument to commemorate the Diamond...   view more
Malaysian Youth Museum

8) Malaysian Youth Museum

The Malaysian Youth Museum is housed in the former General Post Office of Melaka. The museum is devoted to the youth of the country and displays a variety of documents, photos and other items related to the local and global activities of Malaysian youth associations.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30...   view more
Christ Church

9) Christ Church (must see)

Christ Church is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and is within the jurisdiction of the Lower Central Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia. In 1741 the Dutch burgher community decided to build a new church to replace the aging Bovenkerk. The foundation stone was laid by the Malacca born Captain of the Malacca Burghers, Abraham de Wind. The church was completed 12 years later in 1753 and replaced the Bovenkerk as the primary Dutch Reformed Church in Dutch...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Melaka, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Old Melaka

Tour of Old Melaka

Melaka's historic district is a wonderful area where you can find two mausoleums of great Malay warriors, several outstanding temples, the Chinese Opera Theater, traditional Malay houses and excellent shops. This part of the city embraces its rich history and welcomes all visitors. Take this tour to see the most interesting attractions in Old Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Tour of East Melaka

Tour of East Melaka

The eastern part of Melaka is home to the beautiful Shree Ambaji Temple, the impressive Hwa Kor San Temple, the historic St. John's Fort, and the fascinating Bird Sanctuary. Take this tour to visit the most interesting and prominent attractions in this part of the city!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Tour of Melaka's Historic District

Tour of Melaka's Historic District

Melaka is the historical center of Malaysia and has many old buildings, ancient tombs and fascinating ruins. The history of the city speaks through its landmarks. Take this tour to visit the most popular and noteworthy landmarks in Melaka and to learn more about the city's fascinating history!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Tour of Northern Melaka

Tour of Northern Melaka

Melaka’s northern district is an interesting area where you will find numerous attractions and landmarks. Here you will find historic religious buildings, a Chinese cemetery, a memorial for Civilian Chinese Victims of WWII, the ruins of Rosary Chapel, and Melaka River Pirate Park. Take this tour to visit these fascinating sites in northern Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Museums Tour of Melaka

Museums Tour of Melaka

If you like to visit museums, then Melaka is the place for you! This cultural center of Malaysia is home to a great variety of museums, many of which are located in the city center. You can choose to learn more about stamps, ethnography, architecture, the Malacca Sultanate, or the storied history of the city. Check out the most interesting museums in Melaka on this tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Melaka Town, the capital city of Melaka, the third smallest state in Malaysia, is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich colonial past carefully preserved in the town center architecture. Among the most notable buildings are 16th century Portuguese-built St. Paul’s Church, 18th century Dutch-era Christ Church and the neighboring Stadthuys, the old town hall currently housing a museum of Malaccan history and ethnography. To explore these and other top attractions of Melaka, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km