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Address: Sam Po Kong Temple, Melaka, Malaysia

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Just a wishing well now

Located next to Poh San Teng Temple, the well is reputed to be built on the orders of the ruler of Melaka, Sultan Mansor Shah in 1459 as a present for his fifth wife, Princess... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
GAN L
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A well is a well, just a hole in the ground! The history is quite interesting but a visit to the well is not necessary in order to read about it. Seeing it adds very little

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Thank tim252
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

While Melaka is rich in fascinating history, with lots to learn and acknowledge, the Hang Li Poh well was really disappointing. The well was used as a dump, what a shame! The beautiful history of the well appears on the placards and is delightfully romantic, it also tells a bit about the Dutch and Portuguese struggle to be masters of... More 

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Thank Chee Tuck N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Many may say this is just a well, however it is more than this. It is both holy and mystical somehow and this well has defied science. I love it!

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Thank benwolf223
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Located next to Poh San Teng Temple, the well is reputed to be built on the orders of the ruler of Melaka, Sultan Mansor Shah in 1459 as a present for his fifth wife, Princess Hang Li Po of the China Ming Dynasty. In those early years, the well served as a main source of water in the Bukit China... More 

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Thank GAN L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This spot is just a small place. It attracted many tourists and visitors to this place because it has significant historical value especially to the Chinese.

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Thank Ngan H
malacca city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A must Visit tourist attraction as this well bears the name of the Chinese princess who came to Malacca to marry a Sultan. Also get to visit an ancient Chinese Temple and must drink the water served from the well. The believe is that once you drink this water, you will return to Malacca again.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Situated beside the temple, there are many visitors, from China, India and local whom we met. The historical well is well maintained. This is a heritage site.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

According to the history a Chinese Princess called Hang Liu was brought to Malacca to get married to Sultan Mansor Shah in 15th century. She accompanied another 500 ladies, who also married in Malacca and settled down there. This well was built by the Sultan for their use.

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Thank Nilmini D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

There is nothing at Hang Li Po well except for those who are really into history. If less time, spend somewhere else.

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Thank Mohsin A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Located at the foot of Bukit Cina. There is Tao temple beside the well. Some uncle selling fruit and durian under the tree in front of the temple and well.

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