There is a small picturesque temple you can visit while in Melaka. The Hokkien Huay Kuan Temple is one of the historical buildings located at Jonker Street, Melaka. This well-restored historic clan house was the largest Chinese guildhall in the ancient city of Melaka and was built by the Fujian immigrants. The earliest possible date of this Guild Hall is the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912).
This guildhall features a southern Fujian architectural design style. The exterior is lavishly decorated with a pair of symmetrical pillars supporting the portico which are decorated with dragons wrapping themselves around the columns. The best part is, you will be greeted by an amazingly well-crafted door at the entrance. The rest of the front is richly decorated with striking, bold, and colorful portraits of guardians on the front doors and sculptures all along the walls of the portico.
Once inside, an ancient scene comes alive instantly. The large ancestral house is a wonder of Chinese architectural styles, customs, and relics. The interior decoration of this temple is very Chinese in terms of style, with obvious southern Fujian characteristics, and looks pretty much similar to other temples. Moreover, the history and struggles of Fujian immigrants who came to Melaka to start a business, and any other precious documents and cultural relics are stored here.
Operation Hour : Open 09:00 am – 05:00 pm daily.
Contact Number : 06-283 0685.
Address : Hokkien Huay Kuan, 23, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.