Culture of Melaka. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The cultural center and capital of the state is Malacca City; it will be a real gem for fans of excursion tourism. Conditionally the city is divided into the old and new parts; the capital's historic quarter is quite compact and it’s very convenient to travel around its territory on foot. The central town square is crowned by Stadthuis; this architectural monument reminds of the Dutch era. The building was built in the mid17th century; the town hall impresses with its imposing appearance. Today, a spectacular building is home to three amazing museums.
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Not far from the central square there is Saint Paul hill with the church of the same name. Walls of the church are housing many religious artifacts; travelers are also attracted by an opportunity to evaluate the panorama of the city from comfortable viewing platforms.
One of the most beautiful and interesting places for walking is Chinatown; its picturesque streets are full of interesting landmarks. There you can see some beautiful mosques, temples and old stores, which are operating today. In the heart of Chinatown there is Kampung Hulu Mosque, which is one of the oldest religious buildings in the city and the state as a whole. Built in 1728, the mosque is a unique architectural monument made in the rare architectural style. Copyright
The first mention of the Malaysian state of Melaka dates back to 1400 AD. According to one legend, the city of the same name was founded by Sumatran prince; later, smaller settlements began … Open
There are lots of amazing attractions in the vicinity of the capital, including the sacred well of Hang Tuah. It is named after the great hero that is mentioned in numerous beautiful legends. It is believed that the water from the well bestows good luck and has healing properties. Another important shrine is Dol Said Tomb; he was the military leader, who died during the war against the British invaders. He is famous for his deeds appreciated by locals.
Melaka Tourists who wish to visit a variety of unusual attractions have to go to Alor Gadjah. Here is the curious natural phenomenon - a cluster of megalithic stones of mysterious origin. Locals believe them to be sacred stones and claim that they are constantly increasing in size. There is also quite a lot of interesting at nearby islands. Traces of the Japanese occupation have preserved at Pulau Besar; Pulau Upeh island is famous for its mysterious natural objects.
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Iconic cultural sights of Malaysia

Istana Negara Palace is the official residence of the monarch of the country. The entrance to the palace is closed to the public. Tourists can admire the impregnable walls and the impressive changing of the guard. The limestone natural Batu Caves are also a large Buddhist temple complex. A huge statue of the Murugan is located here. Some caves are used for religious rituals. Some of them are open to the public as natural attractions. You can also see the unique caves in the Niah National Park on Borneo Island. Several species of bats live in caves. Also, traces of the presence of cavemen were found here. The reserve was created to preserve them. … Open
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Melaka
♥   Palace 'Istana Sri Menanti' , 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Melaka and near


From the series “Breathtaking High-Altitude Observation Points with Panoramic Views on Cities”
The construction of skyscrapers was completed in 1998; the same year, a unique viewing platform was first attended by guests. Currently, Petronas skyscrapers house many offices and business centers, but apart from an unusual observation deck there are other interesting places for tourists. Some rooms were transformed into art centers, which regularly host amazing cultural events. There is also a great concert hall. … Read further

Petronas Towers

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
Towers feature astonishingly harmonious and impressive appearance, their facade is decorated with 16,000 panoramic windows. Skyscrapers are constantly served by 10,000 workers; the only window cleaning takes one month. A significant part of the complex is occupied by office space. Travelers are offered to look into an art gallery. There is also a great concert hall, which became the permanent venue for the most important and special occasions. … Read further

Museum Kesenian Islam

From the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Artifacts were brought from the various parts of the world. A great number of them was found in India and even in China. We have to pay more attention to the jewelry, which came from Morocco. The museum of Islam art in Kuala Lumpur is lying on the territory of the incredible beautiful Botanic Garden. The area of the building is 30 000 square meters. It will take you several hours to walk through the whole expositions of the museum. … Read further

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Melaka

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