Hang Li Po's Well

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  • Hang Li Po well

Brief Introduction

  • This age old well is also known as Perigi Raja or King's well. It was built in 1459 . It is believe that the well never dried up even during the great droughts and became the city's only source of water then.
  • The well was built under the royal command of Sultan Mansur Syah for Princess Hang Li Poh; the Chinese princess who married the sultan. It is is located at the foot of Bukit Cina - a chinese settlement area which is a gift from the sultan to Princess Hang Li Poh from China

  • The well was later turned into a wishing well, which it has remained until today. It is said that whoever throws coins into the well or drink its water will return to Melaka time and again.