Discover the 7 Best Historic Places in Malaysia
Article by Pinky Mcbanon
Malaysia has many interesting and historical places that are well known in throughout the world. These places have always been visited by many tourists and travelers and are really amazed by their wonderful features.
Here are seven of the many historical places in Malaysia, a country that is truly Asia.
1. The Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum – located in Malacca, Malaysia is a reconstructed palace of the Malacca’s sultans. It symbolizes the history of the whole Malaccan region. The museum displays the region’s collection of artifacts, prints, photographs, and different art works made by the residents of the community during the Melaka period. The palace museum is a three storey building with three galleries and a total of eight chambers presenting the royal weaponries, bands, halls and the royal gifts. The museum was opened to public in July 1986 and has been a very famous Malaysian destination ever since. An ideal place for students having their educational field trips.
2. The Saint Paul Church in Malacca – built by the Portuguese in 1521, and is one of the five Portuguese made churches in the hill. It is located on the top of the Saint Paul’s hill. Its ruins still remained to be a beautiful church and if visited by many tourists regularly.
3. The A Formosa Fortress – meaning “the famous” in Portuguese. This is built by the Portuguese during the 1500′s and is the one of the best historical site in Malaysia. the fortress has been a big part of the Malaysian history and culture for it witnessed a lot of changes and came to the hand of many foreign evaders during the early eras. One can enjoy here the view of the magnificent ruins of the ancient structures and have a glimpse of a true Malaysian history.
4. The Stadthuys – built in the year 1650 and was the official residence of the Dutch governors and other officers. The whole structure is of Dutch architecture designs and is a different look among the other Malaysian buildings. The place has mow become an Ethnography Museum and is open for public viewings. The museum displays the traditional bridal outfits, the remains of the ancient Malaccan items and artifacts, and other historical materials. There are also houses around Stadthuys where locals live and stay.
5. The Bukit China – located in the northeast part of Malacca, is the oldest and largest Chinese cemetery outside China. There is a vast number of graves in Bukit, in roughly 12500, some even dates back in the 17th century. Many historian teams have been fascinated by the place and are one of the well known subjects in the history of Malaysia.
6. Kampung Kling Mosque – an old mosque in Malacca, Malaysia built in 18th century by the Indian Muslims. It has a Sumatran design with a wooden roof that is three-tiered. It is one of the well known historical sites in Malaysia and is a famous destination for many tourists.
7. The Cheng Hoon Teng – is a Buddhist temple located in Jalan, Tokong Malacca and is the oldest operating temple in Malaysia. The mosque is pretty spacious with an area of 4,600 square meters. It has numerous prayer halls and later added with small prayer quarters. It also has a seven meter long flag pole that is the most remarkable feature of the place. Many tourists and travelers have visited the place and were very mush astound with its remarkable and delightful features.