Top 35 attractions to explore in Malacca
Famous for its unique history and is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia. With a highly strategic state position for international trade routes, Malacca was once a well-known international trade center in the East.
Attractions in Malacca
The Baba & Nyonya House Museum, also known as the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Melaka.
Bukit China is a hillside of historical significance in the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca, Malacca Town. It is located several kilometers to the north from the historical center of Malacca , but these days, it's surrounded by the modern city on all sides.
The Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho is a gallery about Zheng He in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The gallery displays Zheng He's journey to Southeast Asia and his great legacy in international relations where he established the great affiliations between Ming Dynasty and African and Asian countries leading to prosperous and fair trade among them.
Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. lIt is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. The seven-meter red flag-pole facing the left-wing of the main prayer hall houses the remains of two of the three Kapitans who contributed to the construction of the temple.
Kampung Hulu Mosque is a mosque in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest mosque in Malacca and among the oldest in the country. The mosque was originally built around the year 1720–1728. It underwent renovation in 1892. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between local Malakka Malay, Sumatran, and Sini. The minaret, ablution pool and entrance arch were built at the same time as the main building.
Kampong Kling Mosque is an old mosque in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The Kampung Kling Mosque is situated at Jalan Tukang Emas, also known as "Harmony Street" because of its proximity to the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
The Malacca Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, Malaysia. Recreational facilities here include the Malacca Forestry Museum, Prehistoric Garden, the Storyland, children's playgrounds, the Orang Asli Park, Deer Park, suspension bridge, watchtowers and beautiful picnic spots. It spans over 359 hectares and as much as 10 hectares is used for a camping spot.
Malacca Island is a man-made island in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. Malacca Island, Malaysia’s first “Twin Island City Centre”, is undertaken by Pulau Kembar Sdn Bhd. A 98.999%-owned subsidiary of Talam. This waterfront development project involves the reclamation of two islands.
The Submarine Museum is a museum about a submarine in Klebang, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum features a decommissioned France-made Agosta class 70 submarine, which was used by the Royal Malaysian Navy for submarine training for a short period of time. The submarine is measured 67.5 meters in length, 11.7 in height and 6.5 meters in width. It weighs 1,300 tonnes.
The Malaysia Prison Museum is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum building used to be a prison built in Malaysia. The building was originally constructed in 1860 by Governor Colonel Cavenagh as HM Prison Jail. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions in Malacca which opens every day except Monday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tranquerah Mosque is a mosque in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The mosque was built in 1728 and it used to be the state mosque of Malacca before the establishment of Al Azim Mosque in 1990. The mosque consists of Javanese culture components. It features a triple-tiered pyramidal roof and a square base. It is one of the few mosques in Malaysia which has a pagoda in place of a minaret.
The Melaka Bird Park is a bird park in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia. With a total area of 1.8 hectares, it is the largest bird park in Asia. The exterior of the bird park resembles a downscaled stadium with a greenery and parrot perched model on the welcoming sign. The park is also equipped with a restaurant, souvenir shop, toilet, prayer room, children's playground, resting area, stage, and car park.
The Melaka Straits Mosque is a mosque located on the man-made Malacca Island in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The construction cost of the mosque was about MYR10 million. The mosque, which was built using the mix of Middle Eastern and Malay craftsmanship, looks like a floating structure if the water level is high. Two intersecting archways lead to the main entrance. It is one of the main attractions in Malacca.
The Royal Malaysian Navy Museum is a museum about the Royal Malaysian Navy in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museums exhibit photos of admirals, medals of honor, various ranks in the naval command, evolution of naval uniforms, naval weapons, communication equipment, navigation symbols, training programs, etc.
The Melaka Islamic Museum is a museum about Islam in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum exhibits the mixture of traditional Islamic arts with local and international craftsmanship. There are eight main exhibition areas arranged in chronological order on historical perspective of the introduction of Islam to Melaka and its spread to the rest of Malaysia.
The History and Ethnography Museum is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The historical section of the museum displays the history of Malacca from its establishment in 1400 until 1957, the year Malaya gained independence. The ethnography section of the museum portrays the lifestyle and culture of various communities and sub-communities of Melaka including the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Portuguese, the Baba and Nyonya, the Chetti and Chitty communities.
The Hang Li Poh's Well, also known as King's Well, is a historical water well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest water well in Malaysia. The well was built in 1459 by the followers of Hang Li Poh as the main water source in the town. After conquering Malacca in 1511, the Portuguese secured the well and used it as their main water source supply.
The Proclamation of Independence Memorial is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum is housed in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion. The two golden onion domes located at the top of the building embellish the stark white stucco. The memorial exhibits records and photos of the early era of Malay Sultanate. It also displays the journey of Malaysia from independence and its modern development.
The Puteri Beach is a beach in Tanjung Kling, Central Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Malacca. Various activities are found around the beach, ranging from fishing, camping as well as workplace for fishermen. It also has night market stretching along the road in parallel with the shoreline.
The Poh San Teng Temple is a Chinese temple located at the foot of Bukit China, next to the Malacca Warrior Monument and King's well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong. The temple was founded in 1795 during the era of Dutch Malacca by Chinese Kapitan Chua Su Cheong. It was now one of the famous tourist attractions in Malaysia.
Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia and one of the oldest functioning Hindu temples in Maritime Southeast Asia. Located in the state of Malacca, the temple is one of the few existing Chitty temples in Malaysia. The temple is situated on Jalan Tukang Emas, also known as "Harmony Street" because of its proximity to the Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
The St. John's Fort is a historical fort in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The fort is located at the top of St. John's Hill. It was built from Laterite stone and bricks. The fort had only one entrance and its outer walls range between 3-4 meters high. The fort has canons that are facing inland because the Dutch feared inland threats from Acehnese and Bugis invaders more than maritime invasions.
Originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex comprising the A Famosa ruins, the Stadthuys and other historical buildings.
A huge Christian church which was located in the heart of Malacca and It is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. The facade and decorations of the church have a combination of eastern and western architecture. One of its bells was cast in Goa in 1608 and was salvaged from an older church the Dutch had burnt down. There is also an alabaster statue of the Lord Before the Resurrection.
The Stadthuys is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca City, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia in a place known as the Red Square. The Stadhuys is known for its red exterior and nearby red clocktower. It was built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor.
The Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. This unique museum stands out with its aquamarine walls and traditional architecture used to be someone's home – a Peranakan family. The museum is housed in a heritage house building that represents the Peranakan culture. The house consists of living room, two open-space courtyards, dining room etc.
The Toy Museum is a private museum about toy collections in Bukit Baru, Melaka, Malaysia. It is the second toy museum opened in Malaysia after Penang Toy Museum. The museum displays contemporary movie toy figures and old vintage toys. Over 10,000 objects are included from franchises such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Bruce Lee, Looney Tunes, The Smurfs, Godzilla, Ultraman, Hamtaro, Pokémon, and Doraemon.
Malacca Zoo is a 54-acre zoological park located beside Ayer Keroh Highway in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, Malaysia. More than 1200 animals of 215 species can be found at the Malacca Zoo. It is the second-largest zoo in Malaysia behind the National Zoo of Malaysia. In 2007, along with the "Visit Malaysia" campaign, Malacca Zoo was visited by 619,194 visitors; the highest number ever recorded.
Map of attractions in Malacca