Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Since ancient time, temples were built as mansions for the gods to reside on earth.

Below is Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka.  It is the oldest traditional Chinese temple in Malaysia.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
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Anonymous said...

You were in Malacca for hols? I enjoy visiting Malacca. Love the food and heritage sites.

Ben said...

Ai Shiang, very nice wide open shoot. The temple looks spacious and graceful with the nice wooden beams and roofing.

Ai Shiang said...

Mei Teng,
I spent two nights there. I enjoyed malacca totally! Luckily it wasn't very hot during the trip.

Thank you. Now that you mention it, I reckon I was too busy looking for angles to take the photo and didn't pay much attention to the structure of the building :o)

HappySurfer said...

Very nice! Any close shots of the altars? The one where the horse is looks intricate and interesting. Wikipedia says materials used for the temple were imported from China and the building conforms to the principles of feng shui.

You know what? Your picture would make a great addition to the article in Wikipedia. :)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

wow! so yellow!

Ai Shiang said...

No altar shots unfortunately. They require removal of shoes if should I step closer. Malas to take off my shoes :o).

Yeah, very red also!