Melaka River Walk – Stroll Along Beautiful Melaka River
Melaka is one of the favourite holiday destinations in the world today. It has many important historical landmarks and attractions that you should visit!
Melaka River runs through the city of Melaka and is referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. This long river passes through the historic city, hence you can enjoy the beautiful views of Melaka along the river. Melaka River Walk is one the best things to do in the city. The walk starts near the river mouth and continues upstream. You will come across many shops, houses, restaurants and graffiti buildings as you take a stroll along the river. Enjoy a nice relaxing walk, along Melaka River and be mesmerized by the views!
The significance of Melaka River
Melaka used to be one of the busiest trading port during the 1500s, where traders from all over the region, came here to do business. The Melaka River used to serve as a harbour where merchants docked their ships and boats. The buildings along the river walk were previously used by the traders to run their business. These traders were of different nationalities and religions. Some of them came, like the place, so decided to settle down in Melaka. This is also the reason for Melaka’s multi-ethnicity and religious diversity. Therefore, Melaka River is also an important part of Melaka’s rich historic background.
If you would prefer to take a cruise instead, there are cruises available at the port. It is a relaxing 45 minutes tour around the river walk. The boats have pre-recorded English and Malay audio, which will explain more to you about the the attractions around the river.
Other popular attractions in Melaka
Melaka River Cruise
Tan Kim Hock
Queen Victoria’s Fountain
Red Square Melaka
Menara Taming Sari
Other things to do in Melaka