The Qingyun Pavilion, built free from 7:00 to 19:00 in the 15th century, is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Inside the temple, there are inscriptions commemorating the first visit of Zheng He, Ambassador of the Ming Dynasty, to Malacca. All building materials and craftsmen are imported from China. The roof of the temple is decorated with Chinese mysterious animals made of glass and clay. There are three altars in the temple, one for Confucianism, one for Buddhism and one for Taoism.
It has unique Islamic characteristics. When you go to the temple, you must abide by the rules there. The gowns and headscarves you provide must be well dressed. The shape of the temple is a steeple on several floors, and the baptism pool is still in use today. Many believers will go to church in a quiet environment and enjoy visiting it.
Ganbang Jining Mosque, built in 1748, is one of the oldest mosques in the city. There is a bathing cistern, which is particularly interesting under the influence of Sumatran Hinduism, because it is built like a tower, which is unusual for Islamic style, as well as exquisite tiles imported from Europe.
Ganbang Jining Mosque is one of the oldest and most pious landmarks in Malacca. The mosque was built in the early nineteenth century and has a small interior space. It has an open prayer hall and a steeple similar to a pagoda. Its architectural design is unique. It has Buddhist styles of Sumatra, China, Malay and India.
This mosque lies on ‘Harmony Street’ in Malacca, the road where you can find devotional buildings from a few different religions all close to each other. It’s not a large mosque, but is interesting to visit. It has an ablutions courtyard, a small cemetery and a square minaret tower that reminds me of a Chinese pagoda.
Situated on "Harmony Street", Kampung Kling Mosque is a short walking distance from the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. The mosque has a unique architecture whereby it's a cross between Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and Malay cultures. The minaret resembles a Chinese pagoda, and the interior of the mosque consists of a blend of English and Portuguese glazed tiles, a Victorian chandelier, and a wooden pulpit with Hindu and Chinese-style carvings.
Kampung Kling Mosque is a pretty nice mosque. It is nothing special from the outside but it is a really great place to watch the local people. It is situated in the heart of Chinatown. We saw man leaving this mosque after the prayers few times. It was something great to watch because most of them were wearing traditional clothes.