Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

sights / Architecture

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple information

Melaka , Malaysia
Address
Street 25 Jln Tokong
Opening hours
7am-7pm
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Lonely Planet review

Malaysia’s oldest traditional Chinese temple (dating from 1646) remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Melaka. Notable for its carved woodwork, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. All building materials for the temple were imported from China, along with the artisans involved in its construction. A robed effigy of Guanyin can be found within the main temple hall, itself an explosion of black, gold and red.