Malacca Hailed as the ‘historic city’, Malacca has a colourful and interesting past. The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is one of the places where visitors can gain an insight into the state’s bygone  days. It is also known as the Temple of Bright Clouds. Built in 1646, it is the oldest temple in Malaysia and also outside China. The temple was constructed entirely from materials imported from southern China. Three doctrinal systems are practiced in this temple – Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. The restoration work done on this temple was so impressive that it won the UNESCO Award of Merit  for Culture Heritage Conservation. This temple is located at the heart of Malacca’s Chinatown in No. 25, Jalan To’kong.

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