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Amazing Tourism Malaysia . Tourism Melaka (Malacca)

Christ Church, Melaka"Visit Melaka means visit Malaysia."

Known as 'Malacca' in English, Melaka is rich with history. It was founded by an exiled prince from Sumatra, Parameswara, in 1400. It thrived as a port-of-call to many a ship and merchant from China, India, Arab and South America. In 1511 it fell to the hands of the Portuguese followed by the Dutch in 1641 after a fierce battle. In 1795, Malacca was given to the British to prevent it falling to the French when the Netherlands was captured during the French revolution. It was returned to the Dutch in 1818 under the Treaty of Vienna but was later exchanged by the British for Bencoleen, Sumatra.

Melaka is full of historical colors. Due to colonization of foreign powers, Melaka has various heritage buildings and places of warship for heritage tourism. Besides, Melaka is also well known for Baba Nyonya food. The only Portuguese Settlement of Malaysia is also located in Melaka. Be sure to take a ride on the colourful and well-decorated Melaka trishaw. Most of the trishaws in town are equipped with radios and players as well.

Melaka, a wonderful state blessed with plenty of photographic and historical destinations, is undeniably an ideal place for outdoor wedding photography as well. The reddish Dutch Square which was once a centre of the Dutch administration in Melaka, the Porta de Santiago built during the Portuguese colonization age, and the serene beaches resulted from the forces of nature, are all the photography grounds favored by wedding couples. Check out Classic Wedding Castle for further information on outdoor photography in Melaka.

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Featured Hotels in Melaka (Malacca) at Promotion Rate

  Equatorial Hotel Melaka
  Equatorial Hotel Melaka Standing majestically in the heart of history is the Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Bringing you the allure of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 5-Star 22-storey international business hotel features 496 luxuriously furnished rooms and a host of food and beverage outlets including the award-winning Equatorial signature restaurants, the Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant and Kampachi Japanese Restaurant. More...
     
  City Bayview Hotel Melaka
  City Bayview Hotel Melaka The City Bayview Hotel greets you with a lingering warmth that lasts until you leave, with memories that remain beyond your stay. This recently refurbished hotel offers the luxurious comforts of an international class hotel, and is located for your ease in the hub of Malacca city with historical sights and entertainment centres merely minutes away. More...
     
  Riviera Bay Resort Melaka
  Riviera Bay Resort Melaka The Riviera Bay Resort is a luxurious hotel located at Tanjung Keling, a beach side further up from Klebang. Guests will appreciate all that this wonderous hotel has to offer, from the moment they check in to the moment they leave. Adding to the comfort and convenience is the fact that the hotel provides easy access to surrounding venues and sights all guests will want to explore. Worth a note here, that the beach side is also a favourite couple dating spot. More...
     
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Tourism Attractions in Melaka (Malacca)

  Porta de Santiago (A Famosa Fortress)
  Porta De Santiago, Melaka The Porta de Santiago is one of the four main gates of the A Famosa fortress. It was built by the Portuguese in 1512 under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque. For almost 150 years, this magnificent fort had successfully protected the Portuguese position in Melaka, until it was overrun by the Dutch. It was damaged during the attack, but the Dutch later repaired and renamed it VOC. But unfortunately what is left until today is nothing more than a gateway called Porta de Santiago.
     
  Dutch Square
  Dutch Square, Melaka The Dutch Square was once a centre of the Dutch administration in Melaka and housed the quarters of its governors and officers. This massive red building was built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, and is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.
     
  St Paul's Church
  St. Paul's Church The church was formerly a chapel built by a Portuguese captain by the name of Duarte Coelho. St Francis Xavier, who died off the coast of China in 1552, was briefly enshrined in an open grave here before being shipped to Goa in India. His statue was erected in Melaka with his right arm missing, apparently to show that his body in Goa is still without the right arm.
     
  Melaka Zoo
  Melaka Zoo, Melaka Sprawling over 22ha, this open-concept zoo has been rated as one of the best zoos in Malaysia. Melaka Zoo, the second biggest zoo in the country, is home to more than 44 species of wild animals, including the near extinct Sumatran Rhinoceros, Malayan sun bears and native guar oxen.
     
  Portuguese Settlement
  Portuguese Settlement, Melaka The Portuguese Settlement was built in 1984, reminiscent of a typical coastal town in Portugal. It is most popular for its restaurants, which serve delicious seafood dishes like fragrantly spiced baked fish wrapped in banana leaves. Every Saturday evening, cultural performances are held in the square where one can see dancers twirl around in their traditional costumes to the rhythm of a band.
     
  Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka Cheng Hoon Teng is a premier historical monument that has survived the ravages of time. It remains the finest of Chinese temples in Malaysia - a fact underscored by an UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration. The temple is ranked among the most significant in Southeast Asia, being central to the spiritual aspirations of the Chinese community in historic Malacca.
     
  Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
  Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, Melaka 3-minute away from the Ayer Keroh Toll, there is Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, the pleasant enclosure that houses dozens upon dozens of butterfly species, flitting about everywhere in their enchantingly landscaped home. The farm has more than 200 local butterfly species including rare ones like Raja Brooke and Birdwing species.
     
  Animal World Safari, A Famosa Resort
  Animal World Safari, A Famosa Resort, Melaka One of the attractions in A Famosa Resort, the Animal World Safari is an amazing wildlife sanctuary located on 150 acres of pristine surroundings, houses over 100 of the finest species from the animal kingdom.
     
  Water World, A Famosa Resort
  Water World, A Famosa Resort, Melaka Another great attractions in A Famosa Resort, the Water World is the only water theme park of its kind in the southern region of Malaysia and comprises of slides and pools of every kind. The park has lots of interesting and unique features such as a man-made beach and a choice of water slides - all designed to suit even the most sophisticated water enthusiasts.
     
  Jonker Walk (Jonker Street)
  Jonker Walk, Melaka Make it a point to visit this place which was rated by famous antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques. Authentic artefacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years can be found among other interesting and precious collectibles. Please note that, on every Friday and weekend, Jonker Street will be operating as Cultural Walk, beginning from evening.