Tour of Northern Melaka (Self Guided), 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!
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Tour of Northern Melaka Map

Guide Name: Tour of Northern Melaka
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka (See other walking tours in Melaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bukit Cina Chinese Cemetery
  • Memorial for Chinese Civilian Victims Massacred by the Japanese Army in WWII
  • Hang Li Po’s Well
  • Sam Poh Kong Temple
  • St.Peter's Catholic Church
  • Ruins of Rosary Chapel
  • Melaka River Pirate Park
  • Kampung Hulu Mosque
Bukit Cina Chinese Cemetery

1) Bukit Cina Chinese Cemetery (must see)

The Bukit Cina Chinese Cemetery is located in the northeastern part of Melaka and is the oldest Chinese burial ground outside of mainland China. It has thousands of graves, some of which date back to the 17th century. The earliest grave is fairly small but is extremely old, as it is from 1622.
Memorial for Chinese Civilian Victims Massacred by the Japanese Army in WWII

2) Memorial for Chinese Civilian Victims Massacred by the Japanese Army in WWII

The Memorial for Chinese Civilian Victims Massacred by the Japanese Army in WWII is located on Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill) near the old Chinese cemetery and Hang Li Po’s Well. This memorial was created to commemorate all victims of the Japanese massacre who were reburied here after WWII.
Hang Li Po’s Well

3) Hang Li Po’s Well

Situated at the foot of Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill), this well was created in 1459 by the followers of Hang Li Po, a Chinese princess and the fifth wife of Melaka's Sultan Mansur Shah. It is said that if you throw coins into the well or drink water from it, you will visit Melaka again.
Sam Poh Kong Temple

4) Sam Poh Kong Temple

Dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the Sam Poh Kong Temple is located very close to Hang Li Po’s Well at the foot of Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill). According to one legend, this holy place was named after a fish that supposedly saved the admiral's ship during a storm.
St.Peter's Catholic Church

5) St.Peter's Catholic Church (must see)

Located at the end of Jalan Bendahara, St. Peter's Catholic Church was built in 1710 during the Dutch rule of Melaka. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Malaysia and combines Eastern and Western architecture. Near the church you will find an alabaster statue of the Lord before the Resurrection.
Ruins of Rosary Chapel

6) Ruins of Rosary Chapel

The Ruins of Rosary Chapel is a Historical Preservation Site. The chapel was built during the Portuguese Colonial Era. The Church of Rosary, or Ermida do Rosario, was a Portuguese chapel built on the former site of the Church of St. Lawrence. It fell into ruin during the Dutch occupation in 1641, and the chapel was taken over by St. Peter’s Church.
Melaka River Pirate Park

7) Melaka River Pirate Park (must see)

The Melaka River Pirate Park is an attraction enjoyed by tourists and local families alike. The park is located along the Melaka River and features three main attractions: a ferris wheel known as Eye on Melaka, a pirate ship and a bungee trampoline. Here you can also admire the wonderful view of the river.
Kampung Hulu Mosque

8) Kampung Hulu Mosque (must see)

Kampung Hulu Mosque is an old mosque situated north of Jalan Tukang Emas, also known as "Harmony Street" because of its proximity to the Sri Payyatha Viyanagar Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu, and the Melaka Malay. The minaret, ablution pool and entrance arch were built at the same time with the main building. The minaret resembles a pagoda.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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