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A historic well, as promised

What you'll see is as promised - a historic well surrounded by walls built to deter saboteurs from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eisen1984
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Singapore, Singapore
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The story if this well fascinates me. I don't just look at it as it is today; history has made it this way.

Hang Li Poes Well (King’s Well) has a long history. Hang Li Po was the wife of Sultan Mansur Syah... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Peter S
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Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What you'll see is as promised - a historic well surrounded by walls built to deter saboteurs from poisoning the well. I was surprised by the size of the well - now I understand how it could have supplied water to Malacca town hundreds of...More

Thank Eisen1984
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

It's an old well. Nothing much to expect unless you study the history before visiting. The well is located beside Sam Poh Kong Temple

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Hang Li Poes Well (King’s Well) has a long history. Hang Li Po was the wife of Sultan Mansur Syah (1458-1477). The Sultan had the well dug for the exclusive use of his Chinese wife. It was said that the well never dried up even...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This well is located at Bukit China. If you are a history loving person, then this attraction is for you. There are some articles telling the history of Hang Li Poh's well pasted on the wall surrounding the well. If you are keen to know...More

1  Thank Jonathan Y
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I used to read about the Melaka dynasty and its the marriage of its most influential & successful Sultan, Sultan Mansur Shah with a Ming Dynasty Princess - Hang Li Poh. Hang Li Poh brought with her an entourage of hundreds of servants who then...More

Thank Rachel_PRL
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting this well during trip to Malacca on 12 may 17, we found out this place quite interesting with its historical backgrounds. You can know its historical moments on the spot and from the guide's information, if you're there with tour guide. If you're looking...More

Thank Eric_Bachtiar
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This review isn't about the attraction but the fruits stalls outside/besides the temple. Don't be fooled by these sellers. I was down along the roadside around Portuguese settlement on the same day (2 Jul 17) and a kilo of durian there (same durian variant, D13)...More

Thank Kg T
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thank tim252
Reviewed 11 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,...More

Thank CheeTuckN
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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