Day trip to Melaka - Malaysia

Trip Start Jan 15, 2011
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Trip End Sep 15, 2011


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Day trip - back to Kuala Lumpur

Flag of Malaysia  , Melaka State,
Friday, April 8, 2011

We took the bus 140km south to Melaka for a day trip. Melaka, an old Portuguese town of around 700k people, has many ruined forts and buildings that look very European. The city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. Near the main Clock Tower there were some funny rickshaws waiting to collect tourists for a tour around the city, they all had some colourful flowers and loud music playing from the seats.

We walked around the town, various museums and sheltered in the shade for most of the day then got the bus back to Kuala Lumpur to return by the evening.


Diky tomu, ze jsme se rozhodli zustat v Kuala Lumpur o par dni dyl a zajit na F1 do Malaky jsme jeli jenom na jedno denni vylet. Melaka lezi priblizne 150 km jizne od Kuala Lumpur a je diky svym historickym stavbam povazovana za dulezite historicke misto v Malajsii. Za to vdeci tomu, ze se v 15. stoleti stala hlavnim obchodnim centrem jihovychodni Asie, dulezitym pristavem, kde se obchodovalo s korenim, porcelanem a hedvabim. Pozdeji se dostala do rukou Portugalcu, Nizozemcu a nakonec se mesto dostalo pod kontrolu Anglicanu. 

Vliv vsech techto evropskych mocnosti je mozno videt po celem meste a to hlavne v kolonialich stavbach, ktere se nachazeji hlavne v centru mesta. My jsme navstivili ty nejdulezitejsi a to chram Cheng Hong, ktery je nejstarsi cinsky chram v Malajsii a je take povazovan za jeden z nekrasnejsich chramu v Malajsii. Pote jsme zasli do Stadthuys, ktery v minuloti slouzil jako sidlo holandskeho guvernera a dnes se zde nachazi Muzeum historie a etnografie. Standthuys lezi na upati kopce, kde se take nachazi zbytky kotela sv. Pavla ze ktereho je krasny pohled na mesto. Zbytek dne jsme stravili prochazkou kolem reky, take jsme zasli do cinske a indicke ctvri.
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