Here are the top 24 tourist attractions to see in Melaka:

1. Jonker Street

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Jonker Street, also popular as the Jonker Walk, is the main street of Chinatown, Melaka. It is popular for the shops selling clothes, antiques and souvenirs, apart from being a major street food hub. The highlight of Jonker Street is the night market held here every Saturday and Sunday.

2. St Paul's Church Melaka

0 km
from city center
2 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Built in 1521, St. Paul's Church in Malacca is the oldest church in Southeast Asia and Malaysia. Located on the summit of St. Paul's Hill, the ruins of the old church forms part of the Malaccan Museum Complex housing A Famosa fort, Stadthuys and various other historical edifices.

3. Stadthuys

1 km
from city center
3 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Stadthuys is known as the oldest surviving Dutch building in the East, located at the Red Square area of Melaka. Spread over an area of 49,200 square feet, the iconic red terracotta building once served as the official residence of the Dutch governor and officers. It now houses the History and Ethnography Museum showcasing Malaccan culture and traditions.

4. A'Famosa

3.8 /5

28 km
from city center
4 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

A former Portuguese Fortress, A Famosa is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. One of Malacca's famous sightseeing spots, the only remaining part of the fortress is a small gate house, known as Porta de Santiago.

5. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

0 km
from city center
5 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Melaka Sultanate Palace, located at the foot of St. Paul’s Hill, is a replica of the 15th-century palace of Sultan Mansur Shah. Also known as Muzium Kebudayaan or the Cultural Museum, it is now converted into a museum of Malay Sultanate's heritage and history.

6. Christ Church Melaka

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Located on Jalan Gareja or Church Street, the Christ Church Malacca is an 18th-century Anglican church. One of Melaka's defining structure, it is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

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7. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

7 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is a complex of three restored houses showcasing the typical 19th-century Chinese-Malays (Baba-Nyonya) residence. The Chinese Palladian houses were converted into Peranakan Museum now known for their exquisite woodwork, porcelain and furniture.

8. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

1 km
from city center
8 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. Also known as the ‘Merciful Cloud Temple’ or ‘The Temple of Green Cloud’, it is located at the famous Harmony Street in Malacca. It is a multi-faith temple which practices the doctrine of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

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9. Menara Taming Sari

4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Menara Taming Sari is a 110-meter high tower which is located in Bandar Hilir, Melaka. Also known as Taming Sari Tower, it is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia, The tower has a viewing platform that offers visitors a 360-degree view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City.

10. Melaka River

3.8 /5

17 km
from city center
10 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

The clear and narrow Melaka River flows through the middle of Melaka city from Negeri Sembilan feeding the Straits of Melaka. Dubbed as the 'Venice of the East', it is visited by the tourists for the 45-minute Melaka River Cruise offering stunning view of traditional shophouses, colonial buildings and ancient settlements.

11. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

11 km
from city center
11 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Located in Ayer Keroh Melaka, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort is a water theme park in Malaysia. Surrounded by 360 hectares of tranquil greenery, the water park features 16 attractions including wave pool, adventure island, and water slides. The main highlights are high-speed thrill rides and water rides.

12. Dutch Square Melaka

1 km
from city center
12 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

The Dutch Square of Melaka is located in Bandar Hilir and is the most famous landmark. The square is surrounded by buildings painted in red, which gives rise to its popular name Red Square. One of the most picturesque points of Malacca, the most prominent building of Dutch Square is Stadthuys.

13. Melaka Straits Mosque

1 km
from city center
13 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Located on the man-made Malacca Island, Melaka Straits Mosque, also referred to as Masjid Selat Melaka, is a floating mosque built on stilts above the sea. The mosque appears to be floating during high tide and foggy times providing an awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset views along with the splendid view of the Strait of Melaka.

14. The Shore Sky Tower

1 km
from city center
14 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

The Shore Sky Tower is the tallest building in Melaka, located at the Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai area. Housing an observation deck on the 43rd floor, it offers a breathtaking view up to 50 kilometres on every side with six units of telescopes around the roof and glass deck.

15. Pantai Klebang

7 km
from city center
15 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Pantai Klebang is a popular beach in Melaka, located near 1 Malaysian Square. The beach is well known for its white sand dunes and is a perfect backdrop for photographs.

16. Upside Down House Melaka

0 km
from city center
16 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

The Upside Down House located in the Bandar Hill district of Melaka is a two-storey shophouse featuring an inverted version of a modern Malaysian house. Divided into living room, playroom, master bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, it features upside-down furniture and decor.

17. Melaka Raya

1 km
from city center
17 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Melaka Raya is an urban township and business area in Malacca. Also known for shopping and entertainment along with dining establishments, the area happens to be within easy reach of Malacca’s historical locations and famous Chinatown.

18. Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

18 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, or as locally known as Taman Rama-Rama dan Reptilia Malacca, is an 11 acre butterfly and reptile sanctuary and zoo in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Earlier known as the ‘The Butterfly Park Melaka’, it is one of the most famous natural attractions in the city.

19. Bukit Cina

1 km
from city center
19 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Located along Jalan Puteri Hang Li Poh in Melaka, Bukit Cina is the largest and oldest burial ground of Malacca’s Chinese community outside of China with over 12,500 graves. Also referred to as Chinese Hill, the cemetery stretches over 3 hills and also includes 20 Muslim tombs.

20. Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park

20 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Located in Ayer Keroh district of Melaka, Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park is a theme park housing replicas of ASEAN and Malaysian homes with furniture, fixture and art pieces depicting the traditional architecture and culture of every state.

21. Melaka Maritime Museum

0 km
from city center
21 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

The Melaka Maritime Museum showcases the maritime history of Malacca through its three different sections. The highlight of the three is a replica of the Portuguese ship - Flor de la Mar - that sank in Malacca due to an unfortunate accident.

22. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

0 km
from city center
22 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

A must-visit for history buffs, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Malacca, located to the north of Melaka River. The museum features historical items, information and details about Zheng He's (Cheng Ho) life and explorations, a Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral.

23. Villa Sentosa Melaka

1 km
from city center
23 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

Villa Sentosa Melaka is a traditional Malay house converted into a Malay living museum located in Kampung Morten. Positioned near the banks of the Malacca River, it is open to the public as a private museum. The family members give a tour of the house talking about the diverse family relics and period objects.

24. St Francis Xavier Church Melaka

1 km
from city center
24 out of 24
places to visit in Melaka

St. Xavier Church Melaka is a catholic church located in Jalan Laksamana, Malacca. The 19th-century twin-spired neo-Gothic structure facing the Melaka River is well known for its Catholic Masses and is one of the most popular churches in Melaka.

FAQs on Melaka

How can I commute within Melaka?

Metered Taxis are very easily available. Chartered taxis at Jalan Kee Ann travel within city limits and are apt for short rides. There also many Town Buses that one can board to get around the city. A bike share system also exists, with three stations around A Famosa. You can also rent a car, a bike or a bicycle to travel around Melaka
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What are the top hotels in Melaka?

There are 1218 Hotels in Melaka which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Melaka are Smiley Homestay Melaka, D'Nanas Homestay, Silver Sterling Homestay, Homestay near Tesco Cheng, Melaka, D'Q Putra Homestay Melaka, Sayyid Heritage Home. You can see all the hotels in Melaka here

What are the top activities in Melaka?

The top activities in Melaka are Historical Melaka Tour with Lunch from Kuala Lumpur, Encore Melaka Impression Series Admission Ticket, A'Famosa Water Theme Park Ticket in Melaka, Upside Down House Gallery Melaka Admission Ticket, Melaka Day Tour with Attraction Tickets from Kuala Lumpur, The Shore Sky Tower Ticket.

What are the top sightseeing places in Melaka?

The top sightseeing places in Melaka are Jonker Street, St Paul's Church Melaka, Stadthuys, A'Famosa, Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Christ Church Melaka.
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