Malaysia. What comes to your mind when you hear the word Malaysia? Coconut? Tropical Islands? Spicy food? Hold on my friend. You’re not wrong because you’re certainly correct. Other than that, Malaysia is a truly diverse country. Next, Malaysia has a rich and colorful lifestyle. If you don’t know, Malaysia sits among the SoutheastAsian countries. Just beside Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines and Thailand. The most widely known about Malaysia is its Malaysian hospitality. Beside that, Malaysia is also rich in their history. Just because the country seems small doesn’t mean that they don’t have history. Malaysia is full of interesting history. Let’s explore Malaysian historical sites to learn more about Malaysia.
Malacca Sultanate Palace
First and foremost, the iconic Malacca Sultanate Palace. On the north of the historical city of Malacca lies the triumphant Malacca Sultanate Palace. This palace is an imitation of the historic Malay Kingdom of Sultan Mansur Shah. In addition, it was the most complex royal palace ever built in the 15th century. Beside that, the building was said to be constructed entirely with carved wooden pillars without nails. To add, the palace consists of seven-storey constructions. Moreover, tourists could explore many artefacts in Malacca Cultural Museum. Showcasing the culture and lifestyle of the old times. There are other attractions awaiting tourists uphill. This palace is located in Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday. Opening from 9 am to 6 pm.
Secondly, Bukit China or China hill is a remarkable historical site. This hillside historic site is the burial ground for 20, 000 ancient Chinese of Malacca. This place is a park with serene scenery and wild woods. Aside from that, the locals visit this hill for walks and exercises. There are two other significant sites in this area. There are Perigi Raja and Admiral Zheng He’s Seven Dragon Well. Perigi Raja is a well constructed by Sultan Mansur Shah for his consort Hang Li Po. Next, It is believed to be the oldest well in Malacca and the whole Malaysia. The well is known to have survived severe drought. Admiral Zheng He’ is a voyager from China. His men dug the Seven Dragon Well during his voyage journeys. The place is open 24/7. Furthermore, the site is free.
Kampung Kling Mosque
Thirdly, Kampung Kling Mosque is another magnificent historical site. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country. Kampung Kling Mosque was found by Indian traders. Courteously referred to as Klings. Firstly, the mosque was built with wood. Then, the mosque is rebuilt by using bricks. Further, the mosque is located on Goldsmith-street. This is because of the coexistence between temples and mosques. The mosque architecture is a blend of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Arabic. In addition, the mosque has a triple-tiered green pyramid-like structure. The writing and writings inside illustrates the influence of Chinese and Indian-Muslim influence. Tourists can get help from guides to enter this historical site. This site is located on Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka 75200, Malaysia. The best time to visit is in the morning and afternoon. Worry not! It’s free entry.