Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was founded and built in the 1600s by the Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki alias Tay Hong Yong. It is considered Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple. Local people call this temple ‘Kwan Yin Teng’. Kwan Yin is a deified god and also a god of forgiveness. This temple is located at Jalan Tokong parallel to Kampung Kling Mosque and Sri Poyyata Vinayagar Moorthi Temple.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is also known as the Green Cloud Temple and it ranks among the most significant temple in Southeast Asia, for being central to the spiritual beliefs of the Chinese community in the historical city of Melaka. It is the center for the propagation of San Chiao or the Three Doctrinal Systems of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
In the early days, besides catering to the believer’s religious needs, the temple also functioned as an official administrative center and a court of justice for the Kapitan.
This house of worship provides various ceremonies to meet the spiritual needs of its followers such as making predictions and prayers for peace of mind. The uniqueness of the history and beauty of this temple is that it was awarded by UNESCO in 2003. Now Cheng Hoon Teng temple is not only the focus of local tourists but it is also one of the popular tourist locations in Melaka visited by tourists from all over the world.
Operation Hour: Open 7:00am–4:00pm daily
Contact: 06-282 9343
Address : Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, 25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka