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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Temple of the Bright Clouds) is Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple, dating from 1646.

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The Hokkien-style architecture is embellished with a riot of chien nien ceramic cut-and-paste shardwork, frescoes, lacquer- and gilt-work and decorative carvings of mythological creatures, making it one of Chinatown’s most impressive buildings.

It's active, to say the least. Photo taken in or around Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

It's active, to say the least. Photo: Sally Arnold

The original enhancements were made by immigrants from the southern Chinese provinces of Fujian and Guangdong and impeccable restoration work completed in 2000 earned it a UNESCO award. If you are interested in the restoration, it’s well documented on the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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