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Melaka is the oldest capital city in the state of Malaysia and it is the center of Malaccan history as well. There are many preserved landmarks that represent the essence of Malaccan history right from the occupation of Dutch, Portuguese, British and Japanese. Today, Melaka has been established as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and shouldn't be missed when visiting Malaysia.
Most of the interesting travel spots in Melaka are concentrated in the center of the city. The famous Jonker Walk or Jalan Hang Jebat is known for its extensive antique pieces and great food options. New cafes and specialty stores nicely dotted the area which only added charm to this amazing lane. Peranakan architecture is very apparent in Jonker Walk.

Melaka tourism is largely dependent on its cultural heritage hence they preserve it as much as they can. Here, you can find many remarkable museums especially in Bandar Hilir area. A Famosa Fort and St. Paul Hill can also be found in this area. These remnants dated as far as 500 years ago and very captivating to see.

Melaka Sultanate Palace museum is situated at the foot of St. Paul's Hill. Although this is not the original palace, it is now home to Malacca Cultural artifacts. Climbing up the hill of St. Paul, you will find ruins of St. Paul's Church, another heritage structure of Melaka.

Christian Church of St. Francis Xavier, and Melaka River, Malaysia
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Rickshaw and Christ Church, Town Square, Melaka (Malacca), Melaka State, Malaysia, Southeast Asia,
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A'Famosa Fort is among the oldest existing European architectural remains in Asia. It was once an enormous and powerful structure and only the tiny gate survived overtime. It was built by Portuguese commander Afonso de Albuquerque who believed that Melaka would become a port linking Portugal and China.

Stadthuys on the other hand, is the big red building that stood next to the stairway of St. Paul's church. It was the official residence of the Dutch Governor and has been an important landmark in Melaka, Malaysia. Today, it is home to two museums, the Historic Museum and the Ethnography Museum where travelers can find large collection of traditional bridal costumes and Malacca's relics. 

At the back is yet another museum, the Literature Museum.

Northeast of Malacca town, travelers can find the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China. Bukit China's tombs dated back to Ming Dynasty and are well kept by Melaka community.
One of the oldest landmarks in Malacca, is the Kampung Keling Mosque. It was built by Indian Muslim traders in 18th century and it features the unique architectural influence of Sumatra while the Cheng Hoon Teng temple is believed to be the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. It is a Buddhist temple richly decorated with mythological figures and breathtaking wood carvings and furnishings.

Melaka also offers sandy beaches off shores, the two main islands to visit are Pulau Besar which is a beach haven and Pulau Upeh, a nature lover's paradise. Pulau Upeh is also home to the rare Hawksbill turtle. These islands can be accessed by taking a ferry from Jeti Anjung Batu in Umbai.

Monks and Worshippers in Cheng Hong Teng Buddhist Temple, Chinatown, Melaka, Malaysia
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There are many fascinating tourist spots here in Melaka, Malaysia aside from the above mentioned. Melaka is a compact town filled with many tourist attractions which delight tourist all over the world. Going around town is made simple with Bas Panorama Melaka which operates all throughout Melaka, giving tourists the convenience of getting to one place and another.

Truly, a Melaka travel is like a walk back in time with its rich and preserved culture you will not find anywhere else in the world. It is truly amazing how the Melaka community cared for their heritage and managed to cater to its multicultural history.

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About the Author:  Nowal has been a freelance travel writer and photographer for almost 10 years now. His expertise lies in Asia Travel Guides. Melaka Travel Guide is his recent travel guide to the historical city of Malaysia. The travel guide focus on travel, tourism and places to visit in the straits of Malacca, Malaysia.


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Bayview Hotel Melaka
Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, this property is the perfect base for you to reside whether you are in Melaka for business or pleasure.  Situated in the heart of the city, Bayview Hotel Melaka is within the proximity from the entertainment and shopping areas as well as few minutes away from the business district. The Christ Church, Hang Tuah Mausoleums, State Mosque as well as the Crocodile and Butterfly Park are the local attractions nearby the property.  Overlooking the swimming pool and the lush rock garden, the Palette Cafe serves local and international dishes for you to enjoy. Guests can also relish Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine in an elegant setting of the onsite Southern Court Chinese Restaurant. You can also chill out at the cosy bar with a fine drink after a busy day.
Holiday Inn Melaka
Holiday Inn Melaka is the city’s freshest hotel with 275 rooms including suites in a gleaming 20-storey white tower, the strikingly modern hotel is a relaxing base to explore the Portuguese-influenced and UNESCO- listed Heritage city. Located on a stylish waterfront of the Straits of Melaka, it is conveniently next to the city’s main shopping and historical interest places and as well as business and entertainment hub.  The hotel offers guests a whole host of facilities including a sparkling infinity pool, exotic Tea Tree Spa and 2 on-site restaurants serving cuisine ranging from Italian to local and international delights. 
Hotel Equatorial Melaka
Bringing you the allure of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 22-storey international business hotel features 496 luxuriously furnished rooms with each room offering a generous view of the Straits of Melaka or historical St. Paul's Hill. Within walking distance to the main business, shopping and entertainment districts.  Apart from the large selection of dining and entertainment outlets, the hotel also prides itself in offering the biggest and most advanced meeting and banquet facilities in Melaka.  The banqueting and catering team is famed for its versatility in accommodating theme dinners. 
Renaissance Melaka Hotel
This Renaissance Melaka Hotel is the first Renaissance hotel in Asia, situated in the heart of the historical city of Melaka, blending old-world charm with modern luxuries and attentive business services. The cultural and heritage sites like St Paul's Hill, Stadhuys buildings, Jonker Street, Kampung Morten and Malacca River are all located near Renaissance Melaka Hotel. After a busy day, you can relax by the swimming pool while enjoying with stunning sunsets or take a moment for yourself in our state-of-the-art, well-equipped fitness centre. Diverse dining options abound in the hotel itself including our award-winning Long Feng Chinese Restaurant and Olio Italian Restaurant. 
The Majestic Malacca
Located on the banks of the river which in yesteryear teemed with Chinese junks and spice-laden vessels from all over the world, The Majestic Malacca provides a glimpse into the splendid saga of an extraordinary empire. Founded centuries ago by a Sumatran prince, Malacca grew to become a powerful sultanate and the centre of the lucrative spice trade, visited by Arab, Tamil and Chinese merchants and subjected to dominance by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in turn. The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca's colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920's, remains at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites. 
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