Sights of Malacca, what to see

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Малакка Christ Church in Melaka

Attractions in Melaka rife. There are a huge number of museums, churches, temples, old houses and castles. There is also some entertainment, like the zoo, river cruise, viewing tower. And the entire historical city centre included in the UNESCO list of world historical heritage in 2008.

In the vicinity of Malacca the state of Malacca is still a lot of interesting places such as, crocodile farm, tropical fruit farm, hot springs and much more.

The greatest concentration of attractions in Malacca-the historical center (the Chinese district). Dig around on foot, especially if you stay in a hotel in the area. Also good option is to use the services of rickshaws that offer their services and rolled tourists on the most interesting route. With their help you can drive the entire route in one hour (their services per hour cost $ 40 ringgit), and then already on foot to inspect what did not have time for this hour.

We should also speak about the museums of Malacca / Melaka. Museums there is an incredible number. Walking through the historic center you will come across museums at every step, and all of them devoted to different topics: the Museum people, Islamic Museum, Museum of brands, army Museum, Maritime Museum. Everyone will be able to find the Museum to your taste, we are lower on the page give the description and location of the most interesting and popular museums. Entrance to some museums is free, some 1 or 2 ringgit, and others, and 15.

In General? to get acquainted with the main attractions of Melaka, you need 2-3 days. To look everything, including the city, will need at least 5 days.

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Temples, mosques, churches

  • The Church of Saint Paul (St Paul's Church)

    Малакка The Church Of St. Paul

    This is one of the oldest churches in Malaysia, but unfortunately, it remained only ruins, and now it is a historical monument, and not a functioning Church.

    It was originally built in 1521 by the Portuguese. Like most historical buildings in Melaka, the Church during its existence several times changed owners and names, and in the period from 1567 to 1596 she even got to be a fortress. Its last owners, the British, made in 1824 from the Church store for gunpowder.

    Today it is an important historical monument, which is carefully guarded. The Church is on the hill of the same name, on the slopes where you can see ancient European graves, and the Church is exhibited the old grave stones from the graves that failed to save. The rise of the hill is not too time consuming, then no more than 5 minutes even in the elderly, and definitely worth it to get up here. Besides it offers a beautiful view of the city and is visible even to the Malacca Strait. Read more about Church of Saint Paul and photos here...

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    🚶 How to get there: the Church is located on the hill St Paul's Hill in the city center in the historic district, you can reach on foot the Church on the map of Malacca). The ascent starts from the street of Jalan Kota and from the gate of Porta De Santiago.

  • Christ Church in Melaka (Christ Church Melaka)

    Малакка Christ Church in Melaka

    Christ Church in Malacca, built in 1753 in honor of the centenary of the capture of Malacca, is one of the most recognized and photographed places in the city. Besides, it is the oldest Protestant Church in Malaysia.

    Rarely does a publication or the Internet site of Melaka is complete without photos of this place. The reason for this popularity is the Central location of the Church and its spectacular view. The building is constructed of red brick, brought here on ships from Holland. She, along with the former residence of the Dutch governors (Stadthuys) and the town clock (Clock Tower), located in the heart of the historic district of Melaka.

    Inside the Church you can go, if you want to sit on the bench. When you log on sale of Church paraphernalia and Souvenirs with symbols of Malaysia and Malacca, the money from the sale of which go to the upkeep of the Church. Also there is several old Dutch graves. Despite the fact that inside at the entrance there are signs asking not to take pictures, this warning applies mainly to the place of sale of Church goods and Souvenirs. Read more about Christ Church in Melaka and photos...

    🕐 Working time: the Church is open to all from 09:00 to 17:00 daily. Services are held at 08:30 (English), 10:30, 16:30 and 17:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, donations in the form of Souvenirs are welcome

    🚶 How to get there: the Church is located in the heart of the historic quarter of the Church on the map) and along with the building of the Stadthuys, the town clock and the Dutch square is an important benchmark and starting point for many routes. Here stops bus number 17 from bus station Melaka.

  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    Малакка Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    Among the many other temples in the area of Jonker street, this temple is distinguished by the fact that is credited with the title of the oldest temple in Malaysia (built in 1645). The temple is large and beautiful, nearly always filled with the faithful and tourists.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free. For 3 ringgit, you can hire a guide at the temple.

    🕐 While workingin the daytime

    🚶 How to get there: the temple is located in the area of Jonker street parallel to Jalan Tukang Emas, 25 temple on a map of Malacca).

  • Kampung Kling Mosque (Masjid Kampung Kling)

    Малакка Masjid Kampung Kling

    Passing by this building, you can hardly guess that it is a mosque. Meanwhile, the Kampung Kling mosque is one of the oldest in Malacca. Originally Indian Muslims, was built here in 1748 was built a wooden mosque, and in 1872 it was rebuilt from stone. Perhaps what is the Indian mosque, has influenced its architecture. This place could take over the temple with a pagoda than a mosque with a minaret, minarets because the square profile are very rare.

    What is good in the mosque is open almost always in the daytime, and can anyone go, observing, of course, decorum and rules of conduct in the mosque. Need to be clean, to take their shoes off, not to talk loudly and not to go where not allowed. During prayers in the mosque non-Muslims can not enter.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 While workingin the daytime

    🚶 How to reach: the mosque is in the area of Jonker street parallel to Jalan Tukang Emas, 25 mosque on the map of Malacca).

  • The Church of St. Francis Xavier (Saint Francis Xavier's church)

    Малакка The Church of St. Francis Xavier View photos in 3D

    This French Church was built in 1856 in honor of an outstanding missionary of the 16th century Saint Francis Xavier. It was built on the site of an old Portuguese Church. This is one of the largest and most beautiful churches, built by the French in Malaysia.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Working time: the Church is open Monday 9:30 - 17:00; Tuesday-Friday 9:00 - 17:30; Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 and 17:30 - 19:00; Sunday 8:00 - 0:30 and 18:30 - 19:00

    🚶 How to get there: the Church is located in the historic district at Jalan Laksamana Church on the map of Malacca).

Historical, other

  • A Famosa Fort (A Famosa Porta De Santiago)

    Малакка A famosa Fort in 3D View photos in 3D

    A famosa Fort in Melaka known under two names – Famosa and Porta De Santiago. This place is considered one of the important landmarks of Malacca, although, frankly, many will be disappointed from what you'll see. Today, this Portuguese fortress remained only ruins of the gate, and then restored, and several old cannons. However, next to these ruins are always a lot of tourists, so even take their picture without tourists is very difficult. This is not surprising, as these ruins are among the most recognizable in Malacca, a kind of calling card. Read more about a famosa Fort and photos here...

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    🚶 How to reach: the Fort is located in the city center in the historic district, you can get there on foot Fort on the map).

  • Dutch square (Dutch square) and the fountain of Queen Victoria

    Малакка Dutch square

    Small Dutch square is located in the heart of the historic center of the city. It is the Church of Christ, red building, Stadthuys, clock tower (see below). In the center of the square is the fountain of Queen Victoria.

    Miss area it is impossible, as she, along with all the attractions it is located at the intersection of any Hiking routes around the historical center. In the evenings the area is very densely populated with tourists who just sit and rest or take pictures at the fountain. Also here in the evenings to enjoy the many souvenir shops, and constantly scurrying strumming music and crudely decorated rickshaws.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock

    🚶 How to get there: located in the heart of the Fort on the map). Here stops bus number 17 when moving from the bus station of Malacca.

  • The building of the Stadthuys and the Museum of history and Ethnography

    Малакка The building of the Stadthuys and the fountain in 3D View photos in 3D

    The building of the Stadthuys is one of the most notable architectural attractions in Malacca. Red plastered walls of the Stadthuys, along with Christ Church, the town clock and the building of the Museum of youth (Youth Muzeum) form the most recognizable district of Malacca, almost the heart of the historic area around Dutch square.

    The building was built in 1660, on the model of another famous building of the city hall in one of the cities in Holland. The original lasted only until 1796, and a copy we can see in Melaka today.

    The Stadthuys was the official residence of the Dutch governors, today within its walls is a Museum of history and Ethnography.

    🕐 Working time: 9:00 to 17:30 on weekdays, from 9:00 to 21:00 on weekends

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: entrance to the Museum of history and Ethnography 5 ringgit: adult / children's 2 ringgit

    🚶 How to get there: located in the heart of the historic quarter of the Stadthuys on the map).

  • Jonker Street (Jonker Street)

    Малакка Jonker street in the evening

    Jonker street is the most popular tourist street of Malacca. It is part of the historic centre and one of the main streets for pedestrian trails. It starts from the bridge over the river in the center and stretches about 500 meters.

    Along the street there is a large number of museums, temples, mosques, other historical places. Most of the buildings along the street is interesting for its architecture. Also a street known for its antique shops, some of which have already more than 300 years of history. There is also a lot of cafes and restaurants, there are hotels and guesthouses. If you manage to stay in a hotel in this part of the city, then consider yourself lucky. Sights are also on the streets of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Tukang Emas, which run parallel to Jonker.

    Unfortunately Jonker street is still not a pedestrian zone. The street sweeping vehicles, although it is very narrow and almost no sidewalks, so walk on it somewhat uncomfortable. But in the evenings, Friday and Saturday part of Jonker street and the parallel streets become a pedestrian, since it starts the night market. If you fall into one of these days to Malacca, to visit Jonker street in the evening is mandatory.

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

    🕐 Time of work: round the clock. On Friday and Saturday evenings there is a night market

    🚶 How to get: Jonker street starts from the bridge over the river in the heart of Jonker street on the map of Malacca).

  • The District Of Little India (Little India)

    This area is located to the North of the historic centre and stretches along Jalan Bandahara. Some outstanding historical sites here, may be interesting only to the area itself. He is very traditional and colorful. Here you can find some Indian temples to see the daily life of the Indian quarter. YV General, nothing special, just a normal Indian town. Here you can also find several hotels at affordable prices.

  • Restaurant Rice Balls Hoe Kee

    Малакка The queue at the restaurant early in the morning

    This place may be more appropriately attributed to the section of restaurants, not attractions, but the fact is that for most European tourists, this place remains a landmark they just photographed and not go inside. Restaurant Rice Balls Hoe Kee is the most famous dining room in Malacca, which serves local traditional dish of Chicken Rice Balls, which is essentially chicken rice differs from the usual only in that the rice is served in the form of balls. The place is so popular, especially among local tourists, every morning here there are huge queue in order to get to this simple place. If you decide to join this queue, you will have to get up early and come here in the morning to queue and stand in it for an hour or more. Very much the place grows closer to noon, and after lunch the school closes.

    Don't expect the main dish here is something fantastic. Besides the decor of the establishment is not a restaurant for tourists, but rather simple, a cheap eatery for the locals. Frankly, in our view (authors website), the fame of this restaurant far ahead of its actual value.

    🕐 Working time: restaurant opens early morning and works until lunch

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the restaurant is free, the cost of meals comparable to the cost of similar food in most cheap cafes and restaurants of the city (from 10 ringgit per person)

    🚶 How to get there: the restaurant is located next to the bridge at the beginning of the Jonker street the restaurant is on the map of Malacca)

  • The Sultan's Palace (Melaka Sultanate Palace)

    Дворец Султана в Малакке

    The Palace is one of the famous Malay sultans, Sultan Mansur Shah (Mansur Shah's), who ruled in the XV century when the Palace was destroyed by lightning.

    With the aim of preserving the cultural identity he recreated according to ancient Chronicles of the 16th century and was built in 1985 For its construction were used traditional materials and methods of construction. The assurances of the local, the Palace is made of wood, without using nails. Exposure this house-Museum contains several rooms with traditional costumes, weapons, jewelry, household items, musical instruments, paintings, and dioramas. The building is surrounded by a small Park.

    🕐 Operation time: daily 09.00 – 17.30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 2 ringgit, kids – 0,5 ringgit

    🚶 How to get: in the Eastern part of St. Paul's Hill, Jalan Kota St on map of Melaka)

Museums Of Malacca

  • Maritime Museum (Maritime Museum)

    Малакка Maritime Museum in Melaka

    This is one of the most noteworthy museums of Malacca, not only for its content but, first of all, appearance: one of the buildings of the Museum is designed in the form of a huge ship – copy-existing XIV century ship called Flor de la Mar, owned by the Portuguese. In one of their flights on the way to Portugal, the ship sank off the coast of Malacca. The surviving descriptions, a copy of the ship was built and opened to the public in 1994 as a Museum, which tells the story of the Portuguese period in Malacca.

    The Museum is divided into main the ship, its decks, the holds, the captain's cabin, and a small one-storey building (with separate entrance). In the expositions of the Museum complex recreated model ships, old maps, boxes, bronze figures of the crew, paintings with marine themes, marine life and much more. Read more about Maritime Museum of Malacca and photos here...

    🕐 Operation time: daily 09.00 – 17.00; Friday-Sunday, 09.00 – 20.30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adults – 6 ringgit, children (7 to 12 years) – 2 ringgit, children under 7 years - free

    🚶 How to get there: located just South of the historic centre, you can walk on the map of Malacca)

  • Museum of independence (Proclamation of Independence Museum)

    Малакка Armored car near the building of the Museum in 3D View photos in 3D

    The Museum contains artifacts and information that tell about an important historical stage in Malaysia – the struggle for the independence of the state and period of receipt. In the halls are exhibited documents, photographs, weapons, mannequins political figures etc. items, near the building of the armored.

    🕐 Working time: Sunday – Thursday 09.00-17.00; Friday 09.00-12.00 and 15.00-18.00; Monday, public holidays and holidays - closed

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free, photos prohibited

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located literally a few dozen meters from Fort a famosa on the map of Malacca)

  • Museum Of People (Peoples Museum)

    Малакка Museum people

    The Museum contains information about cultural aspects of life of different peoples. The emphasis, of course, falls on the inhabitants of Malaysia. Traditional clothes, houses, classes, ethnic groups living in Malaysia and much more – all on display here. The Museum occupies 4 floors, showrooms are very spacious and furnished extensive information.

    May seem an interesting exhibition of beauty. This exhibition tells the story of how different peoples and at different times has been treated and interpreted the beauty of a person. It is worth saying that this exhibition is not for the faint of heart, as beauty in some cultures is expressed in the form of human injury.

    The first floor has the exhibition of meteorites, where you can see and meteorites from Russia.

    Overall, this Museum you should visit.

    🕐 Operation time: daily 09.00-17.30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 3 ringgit, children (6-12 years) – 1 ringgit

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located in the historical centre in Jalan Kota St on map of Melaka)

  • The clan Museum, the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

    Traditional house-Museum owned by a Chinese-Malay family, and introducing the history and culture of the ethnic group. The history of the family begins with the XV century, when in Malaysia from China sailed their descendant to trade, and, marrying mawlaik, left. In the house, purchased in the XIX century items and furniture with Dutch and British period, lots of Antiques, jewelry, traditional clothes, photos, recreated the interior decor of the rooms has a small garden. By appointment for visitors are offered guided tours.

    🕐 Working time: Monday – Thursday 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30; Friday – Sunday, 09.45-16.30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 15 ringgit, 10 ringgit

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located in the historical centre in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock St on map of Melaka)

  • Architectural Museum (Architecture Museum)

    This Museum demonstrates architectural trends in the construction of Malay houses and other buildings throughout history and contains models of buildings, tools, materials and machinery used in construction.

    🕐 Working time: Monday – Thursday 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30; Friday – Sunday, 09.45-16.30

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 15 ringgit, 10 ringgit

    🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located in the historical centre in Jalan Kota St on map of Melaka)

Entertainment Melaka

  • Tower Of Melaka Taming Sari Tower

    Малакка Tower Of Melaka

    Menara Melakka or Tming Sari Tower is the observation deck lifting and height of 110 meters. Unlike most of the other lookouts on the towers, where tourists do not climb the lift to the platform, and the platform rises from the ground to the top, but only to a height of 80 metres and 110.

    The main interest for tourists is to climb and look at Malacca from the height of bird flight, which offers a truly stunning view. Visit the observation deck can be both day and night with the coming of dusk. The duration of the attraction – 7 minutes. Also at the foot of the tower the youngest can ride a toy pony or round spring cars for an additional fee.

    Website: http://menaratamingsari.com/

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 20 ringgit for children (under 12 years) - 10 ringgit

    🕐 Working time: daily from 10:00 to 22:00

    🚶 How to get there: the tower is located within walking distance from the historical centre of the city tower on the map). The tower can be seen almost everywhere, so you can just move in her direction.

  • Duck tour (Duck tour Melaka)

    Утиный тур, Малакка

    Sometimes on the streets of Melaka you can see fancy cars, a bus resembling felts, roofing felts the boat. In fact, this amphibian, which rolled tourists in "Duck tour." Why is it so called, we do not know, but you know that is this tour. Overall, it's a pretty entertaining ride, which includes riding around town, the descent and swimming in the water. The children of such tours just loved it. Unfortunately, the duck tour does not include trips to historical quarter and swimming in the river. Launching and swimming are on the big water (the Malacca Strait).

    Website: www.melakaducktours.com.my

    🕐 Working time: tours will start filling boats from 09:00 to 18:00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the tour price for adults is 45 ringgit for children 27

    🚶 How to get there: to get to the duck tour, it makes no sense to look for tickets in travel agencies or ask them in hotels. You can safely come to the office and Duck Tours right there to buy a ticket and go along for the ride. The Duck tours office is located next to the Menara tower Melacca on the map)

  • River cruise (Melaka River Cruise)

    Речной круиз, Малакка

    This exciting river cruise takes place on the Malacca river in a roomy boat past local attractions: old warehouses, historic buildings, churches, bridges and traditional Malay village. An undoubted advantage over other minutes is a long time to send (up to 23.00), which will allow you to see how the city was changing during the day. The journey begins near the Maritime Museum and continues to the Spice Garden and then back takes about 45 minutes. You can purchase tickets on the pier, so book in the office of the Information center. There are group tours (from 600 ringgit). Despite the fact that this river journey, the possibility of its implementation sometimes depends on the level of water in the river.

    Website: melakarivercruise.com/ticket.html

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 15 Ringgits for children – 7 ringgit

    🕐 Working time: 9.00 – 23.00

    🚶 How to get there: to get to the duck tour, it makes no sense to look for tickets in travel agencies or ask them in hotels. You can safely come to the office and Duck Tours right there to buy a ticket and go along for the ride. The Duck tours office is located next to the Menara tower Melacca on the map)

  • Aquarium (Coral Wonderland Melaka, Melaka Oceanarium)

    Аквариум Малакки <

    Located on the 4th floor of Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, close to numerous Museum buildings and expositions are concentrated on Jalan Cota St.

    This aquarium is one of the first parks of its kind in Malaysia with the longest coral aquarium. It contains more than 1000 different instances and types of sea creatures and corals, and allows you to get to know them (some of the marine life you can touch). Here are pools with sharks, sea horses, fish, arthropods, corals, etc., you can see the entire life cycle of a frog, to participate in quizzes. All the aquariums have a detailed description of the contained creatures.

    A trip to the Aquarium will be of interest primarily to children.

    🕐 Working time: TEMPORARILY CLOSED!

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adults 40 ringgit, children (3 to 12 years) – 30 ringgit, children under 3 years stay free of charge. At the tourist information centre Melaka you will find brochures about the aquarium with a coupon for a 20% discount on the purchase of tickets.

    🚶 How to get there: Jalan Merdeka St., in the building of the Megamall Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall aquarium on the map of Malacca)

  • Planetarium (Melaka Planetarium Adventure Science Centre)

    Планетарий Малакки

    Melaka Planetarium is located about 13 km from the historic centre to North-East in the heart of Melaka International Trade Centre.

    This scientific-educational center introduces its visitors with the fascinating world of space, astronomy. Allows you to see the model of the solar system, space craft and satellites, and learn about the advanced technologies in space.

    Equipped with the latest technology-3D space theatre showing educational films of scientific subjects. Visiting the 3D theatre: weekdays– 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00, 17.00, weekend– 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00.

    🕐 Operation time: daily 09.00 – 18.00

    💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adults 10 ringgit, children 8 ringgit, children under 7 years – free of charge

    🚶 How to get: Hang Tuah Jaya St., on the territory of the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) planetarium on the map of Malacca)

  • Ferris wheel (or Eye on Melaka Eye on Malaysia)

    Ferris wheel of Malacca used to be located in Kuala Lumpur, but was then moved to Malacca. Unfortunately, in 2010, it ceased operations and was dismantled. But still many guides and maps shows this place as one of the attractions. We just made clear that you were not looking for this attraction: it is no more in Malacca.

Sights in the vicinity of Melaka

Around Melaka in the same state there is a lot of interesting natural places and attractions. This hot spring Gadek Hot Spring and Jasin Hot Spring, huge zoo - Zoo & Night Safari and crocodile farm, Botanical garden Melaka Botanical Garden and a large Park, Wonderland Theme Park & Resort, protected areas – Paya Laut Recreational Forest, Sungai Udang Recreational Forest, beaches along the South-Eastern part of the coast – Pengkalan Balak Beach, Tanjung Bidara Beach, the Museum of traditions - Museum of Custom and Tradition, Golf club and Orna Golf. For those wishing to escape from the bustle of the city is invited to live in small villages, to participate in rural local communities – Ayer Limau Homestay Seri Tanjung Homestay, Homestay Tambak Paya, Kampung Pulai Homestay, etc.

To visit most of these places most convenient with the city, which can be purchased at the information center of Malacca (the center is marked on our map of Malacca) or in hotels.

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