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The Cheng Hoon Teng temple (青云亭) is a Buddhist temple in Jalan Tokong, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia.

Built at the year 1645 by Kapitan Lee Wei King with materials imported from China, Cheng Hoon Teng served as the main worshiping place for local Hokkien community. The main hall was built at the year 1704 and was rebuilt in the year 1801 by Kapitan China Chua Su Cheong, who contributed to the aesthetic and magnificent structural additions of the building.

Year 1962, then abbot Seck Kim Seng ordained Houn Jiyu-Kennett, a Zen nun from England and the future founder of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, at this temple.

Year 2003, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was awarded an UNESCO award on it outstanding architectural restoration.

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