35 attractions you should visit in Malacca - With photos & details

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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.

A FamosaJalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
Forts
Museums

Former Portuguese fortress, among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gatehouse, is the only part of the fortress that still remains today.

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Museums

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 CinaJalan Puteri Hang Li Poh, Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Monuments

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.

Cheng Ho GalleryJalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Art Galleries

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.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Buddhist Temples

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.

Christ Church MelakaGereja Christ, Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Churches
Monuments

18th-century Anglican church. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

Jonker Walk MelakaJalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Street Markets
Urban Walks

A heritage walk through the Chinatown street of Malaysia

Kampung Hulu Mosque, Malacca.Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Mosques

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.

Kampung Kling Mosque75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Mosques

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.

Klebang BeachKlebang Beach, Malacca, Malaysia
Beaches

This is one of the beautiful beaches in Malacca, Malaysia. The beach is located in the southern shoreline of Melaka and is facing directly to the Strait of Malacca.  It is one of the main attractions in Malaysia.

Malacca Botanical GardenLebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Botanical Gardens

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 IslandMalacca Island, Malacca, Malaysia
Islands

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.

Malacca Submarine MuseumMalacca, Malaysia
Museums

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.

Malaysia Prison MuseumJalan Parameswara, Kampung Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Museums

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.

Maritime Museum MelakaJalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Viewing Decks
Museums

The main attraction is a full-sized replica of Flor De La Mar, a treasure-laden 16th-century Portuguese galleon that sank during a storm in 1511 somewhere in the Straits of Malacca. The museum consists of three parts.

Masjid TengkeraJalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Mosques

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.

MELAKA BIRD PARK75450 Durian Tunggal, Malacca, Malaysia
Bird Sanctuaries

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.

Melaka River Park and CruiseJALAN GRAHA MAJU ARAS 9, GRAHA MAJU BUILDING, Bandar Hilir, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Old Towns

A nice cruise through Melaka River getting an overview of the area. You can see nice restaurants, bars and shops scatter along the river and understand the history and the significances of the buildings.

Melaka Straits MosqueJalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Mosques

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.

Melaka Sultanate Palace MuseumJalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Palaces
Museums

A modern reconstruction of the palace of the Melaka Sultanate showcasing the history of the region.

Map of attractions in Malacca