Port Dickson, Malaysia · 51 hotels available
Wan Loong Chinese temple is located in Port Dickson, along the seventh mile of the coastal road, just across the Port Dickson World Marina Resort. The temple which means ‘Dragon in the Sky,’ is being used primarily as a worship place. The temple is popular as the outside of the temple is built to resemble a fortress with the rest of the buildings inside the compound is was built in an extravagant architecture.
There are statues of legendary figures and deities such as the Monkey King and also the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yi. The temple is open every day, and free for anyone to enter despite their faith. Anyone can enter to marvel on the architectures of the temple but please do it quietly and respectfully as it is a place of worship.
Driving from the town of Port Dickson to the Wan Loong temple will take about twenty minutes as the distance is only ten kilometres away. If from Kuala Lumpur, however, the trip to the Wan Loong temple will take about one hour and ten minutes, depending on the current traffic, via the North-South Highway. The trip is less than a hundred kilometres on the fastest route.
In the state of Negeri Sembilan, there is a bus service that connects almost all the areas in the state, including Port Dickson. Each route has its own number and designated stops but still connect to other routes in the state, making it easier for anyone to go around. Just make sure to hop on the correct bus.
From KL Sentral, take the Keretapi Tanah Melayu train to Bandar Tasik Selatan and changed into another train to go to Seremban. These two trips will cost somewhere around RM 16 to RM 20. Upon arriving in Seremban, walk for about six hundred meters to go to the bus station to hop in on a bus to go Teluk Kemang in Port Dickson.
The nearest airport to Port Dickson is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), just forty kilometres away. As it is the biggest and main international airport in the country, there are flights from all over the world that fly into the KLIA. From KLIA, take the Cityliner bus that is available every thirty minutes to go to the town of Seremban and from there it is easy to get a taxi, or get an Uber or Grab to go to Wan Loong temple.
It is also known as Teluk Kemang Observatory and it is located on the hilly ground near the coastal area. It is facing the straits of Melaka The observatory has been operated since the 1970s and right now, after several renovations and upgrades, the observatory has the most sophisticated telescope in South East Asia and the biggest in Malaysia. The complex consists of an observatory, a showroom of artefacts regarding astronomy and also more than eighty hotel rooms known as the Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson. The observatory is the first place in Malaysia that they observed the new moon for the starting of Ramadhan in 1972. This observatory complex opens every day from 3 to 5 pm, and 10.30 pm until midnight to see the stars and planets.
Lukut Fort was built by Raja Jumaat in 1847 on the hill as a fortification to control his monopolized tin trading in Lukut. Now, the fort is in ruin and the surrounding area has converted to a museum and a historical site. The museum, at the hill of Lukut town, is a double-story building that is divided into four display sections. The sections are divided into the history of Lukut and Negeri Sembilan, the historical leaders and people that brought economic prosperity to the region, and also the cultures and customs of the Adat Pepatih (the rules of life) that is uniquely Negeri Sembilan. The museum opens every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
Just five minutes from the Wan Loong Chinese Temple and located by the beach, this is one of the best places to stay in Teluk Kemang. The hotel previous patrons loved the place due to the great hospitality they received and also the location. Several room types are available with the price starting from RM 127 to RM 175 per night with complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms. The rooms, however, do not come with free breakfast nor the hotel has any restaurant, but there are several food places outside that are favourite among many.