Kuching, Malaysia · 296 hotels available
The Tua Pek Kong Temple is situated on a foothill facing the view over the river and Kuching Main Bazaar. It is one of the few buildings that survived the 1884 Great Fire of Kuching, and is believed to have the best Feng Shui location in the city. The placement of the temple faces the water and the mountains, ensures a good channel of Feng Shui for its devotees to come and doing their prayers. It was constructed in 1843 in dedication to the Chinese deity Tua Pek Kong, literally meaning ‘Grand Uncle’. Various traditional festivals are held here, including the famous Wang Kang Festival to commemorate the dead.
At this temple, visitors will be amused with carvings and sculptures as well as beautiful ornaments that define the Chinese culture, all of which are perfect for photography. Before entering the temple, there are brightly-coloured sculptures of dragons, which are symbols of power in the Chinese culture, on the retaining wall that supports the temple platform. A stairway brings visitors to the main entrance of the temple, which houses a large joss-stick urn. The interior of the temple greet visitors with more carvings and drawings on the inner walls, pillars and arches. The statue of Tua Pek Kong sits on the main altar situated at the center inside the temple. A long table is placed before the statue for place of offerings.
You may reach the Tua Pek Kong Temple by hailing a taxi. Other transport options would be to rent a car, scooter or a motorbike. The Tua Pek Kong Temple is located at the junction where Lebuh Temple and Jalan Green Hill intersect just opposite the Chinese History Museum, and is only 450 meters or approximately about 6 minutes walking distance from the Kuching Waterfront.
While staying in Kuching, one shall find many activities that may suit for free time entertainment. Apart from visiting the Tua Pek Kong Temple, for another insights of Sarawak cultural heritage, people may head out to the Sarawak Cultural Village. This village showcases the various replicas of Sarawak major ethnic groups’ houses and its community way of life. On several scheduled intervals, there will be cultural performances too.
People who would enjoy taking pictures, it would be worthwhile to visit the Kuching Waterfront and took the Sarawak River Cruise. Pay a visit to the local cake shop and taste the famous Sarawak layered cakes in many flavours offered. At the end of the day, treat yourself for a great seafood dinner at Topspot Seafood Centre, an open seafood grilled centre located on top of a central building at the heart of Kuching town.
If you happen to be spending your weekend morning in Kuching, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Satok Guest Market. Shop for almost anything like local batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and crafts, antiques and souvenirs, cakes and local delicacies, even pets and herbs. Among the famous catch here is the Salted Terubuk Fish, Sarawak Bamboo Mats and Pua Kumbu Fabrics.
Imperial Riverbank Hotel Kuching has a very good location, situated 0.38 km from the Tua Pek Kong Temple. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience. Riverside Majestic Hotel is situated around 0.35 km from the Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Another great overnight option situated about 0.18 km from the Tua Pek Kong Temple. A simple, yet practical hotel with decent facilities.
Pullman Kuching is a good company for business traveller for its services and strategic location in Kuching town. It is also near to the Tua Pek Kong Temple, situated around 0.33 km.
For family vacation or leisure, Grand Margherita Hotel provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay. It is conveniently reachable from the Tua Pek Kong Temple around 0.44 km.
One of the most common preferred hotel situated just 0.47 km from the Tua Pek Kong Temple. This hotel is likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.