Tour of Northern Melaka, 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!
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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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
Author: leticia
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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 Melaka's Central District

Tour of Melaka's Central District

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!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 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
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
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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Melaka for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Melaka has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Melaka, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.