One of the largest ports in South-East Asia, Melaka has been a popular destination for South East Asian holidaymakers and weekenders for quite sometime now.
The city can be easily explored on foot, bicycle or even a trishaw. One can enjoy boat trips and experience the rustic life of the old historic town. Apart from history and art, heritage and religious buildings, one can enjoy the natural beauty of the place by visiting the parks, beaches and forests in Melaka.
Melaka has numerous old and historical attractions to keep tourists engaged. Remnants of the Portuguese influence can be seen at the maritime museum or the St.Paulís church. Stadthuys, the governor's residence, is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the east.
Chinese, Indian and British influence can be seen in various places, especially in the cuisine that is very much a part of everyday life. With modern attractions including theme parks and night entertainment spots, Melaka has become a favourite spot with tourists.
Among scores of attractions, major historical sightseeing places in Melaka include A Farmosa, Dol Said's Grave, Cape Rachado, to name a few.
Tourists with interest in natural history may prefer to visit Butterfly Farm, Air Keroh Recreational, Forest Crocodile Farm, Durian Tunggal Recreation Lake, Gadek Hot Spring, Malacca (Melaka) Fish World, Malacca (Melaka) Zoo, etc.
Melaka has several museums like Alor Gajah's Museum, The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jasin Museum, Malaysia Youth Museum, etc. which showcase the culture and heritage of the place.
Apart from these, the city is dotted with several old and new churches, temples and mosques.
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