Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple

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Decorative Arts

Decorative Arts

Elaborate decorations grace Cheng Hoon Teng’s interior and exterior. Golden phoenixes and dragons – sculpted in Chien Nien or fine porcelain cut-and-paste shardwork - add splendour to the building. Scenes from the Three Kingdoms are depicted in traditional Chai Hui – decorative wall paintings, combining Chinese ink and tempera paints. Exquisite gold gilding enriches magnificent artifacts.

Other artistic elements include carvings of mythical dragons and sages of different nationalities in a variety of attire and facial expressions.


Besides Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple incorporated manages eight other temples. These are:-

Poh San Teng Yong Chuan Tian
Cheng Wah Keong Geok Ee Keong
Thian Teck Keong Leong San Teng
Wah Teck Keong Keok Kang Bio


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Religious Activities

The temple continues to serve the spiritual needs of the Chinese community in Malacca. It is a centre for the propagation of...

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