Runaway Photo: Bukit China of Malacca, Malaysia

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Runaway Photo: Bukit China of Malacca, Malaysia



Malacca is a peaceful little town in southern Malaysia. It was a great destination between two big cities; Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The best ways to look around Malacca are bike ride and walk. One day, my friend Jenny and I went a long walk to Bukit China.

Bukit China, Chinese hill in direct translation, is a historic hill side of town of Malacca from Ming dynasty. It is a 250,000 square metres of barrial ground with over 12,000 graves and in fact, it is the largest Chinese graveyard outside China. Bukit China was a gift from sultan to princess Hang Li Po when they got married.

This hill offers majestic view of Malacca. Considering include walking around Bukit China in your itinerary when you are in Malacca.

View of Malacca from Bukit China

Bukit China

Bukit China
Bukit China

Bukit China

Bukit China

View of Malacca from Bukit China

Bukit China

View from Bukit China

Bukit China

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Nathan H. says:

    I am planning a trip to Malaysia and was planning on hitting KL and then Ipoh, maybe I will add a few days and visit Malacca.

  2. Deb says:

    Wow, are all of those structures graves? They look like miniatures. I can’t figure out what the 4th photograph is. Is it full size or tiny. Very cool. We never made it to Malacca when we were in Malaysia.

  3. Amazing place. So many stories to be learned by visiting old graveyards. I’m glad that someone else asked about whether those were miniatures — I was wondering the same thing. Cool photos.

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Cathy. That’s why we are going back to old places with a lot of history. I didn’t know that looks like miniature. Should add some titles for the photos 🙂

  4. Stephen says:

    I somehow missed Bukit China while I was visiting Melacca. I must have been too busy eating…

  5. Leigh says:

    Nice set of photos and I’m loving the size.

  6. Funny. Q & I have 10 days to spend between Singapore & Malaysia. We were told Melaka would be a good stop-over between the two cities. But this place looks like another great option! Digging the new redesign by the way!

  7. wow! i’m surprised that you’d found this place. As a Malaysian, i don’t even realized this historic place ever exist in Malacca..

  8. Great sets of photos. Looks like a really peacful place too. Would love to go there, thanks for the information 🙂

  9. Leslie says:

    Love these awesome, big photos! Experimenting with a new format?

  10. david says:

    What a great and interesting post. I think it is absolutely fascinating to see the remnants of past rule in nations, and not just to see the physical ruins and relics but to see how deeply entrenched that previous culture’s values and traditions still affect the country.

    Great job!

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