Monday, February 23, 2009

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, The Oldest Chinese Temple In Malaysia

Many might not heard about this temple, some might not know the existence of it. Even I've been there for so many times didn't know the rich history of this temple.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple or some might referred it to Quan Yin Temple is actually one of the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia.

Cheng Hoon Teng was founded in the 1600s by the Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki alias Tay Hong Yong. The temple it self is around 400 years old! Even today it looked as if it is brand new. The reason being is the restoration. In fact, they did it so well until it was underscored by an UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration.


I was there at the temple on CNY's eve. A tradition that has been carried on for years. I had been missing for a few years so I intended to go back and have a look. It was very early in the morning around 7 am. The sky was still darkish blue, it was already crowded by worshipers.


The architeture and the design of the temple lasted for 400 years and yet it looked as if its new.



The small details on roof were still there. I wished I brought my DSLR!


Looked at the doors and the color of the temple. Fine piece of art work.


Amazing interior!


In front of the temple....


Front side view...

t2 copy

A 400 years of design that lasted until today.






I shalled not say no more as this is a place worth to visit.

25, Temple Street (near Jonker Street)
Tel: 06-282 9343

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