Hang Li Poh's Well

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Hang Li Poh's Well
Perigi Hang Li Poh binti Ahmad Jawilah
Melaka's famous hang Li Po's Well.JPG
General information
TypeFormer water well
LocationMalacca City, Malacca, Malaysia
Completed1459

The Hang Li Poh's Well (Malay: Perigi Hang Li Poh), also known as King's Well, is a historical water well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest water well in Malaysia.[1][2]

History[edit]

The well was built in 1459 by the followers of Hang Li Poh as the main water source in the town. After conquering Malacca in 1511, the Portuguese secured the well and used it as their main water source supply. After conquering Malacca in 1677, the Dutch surrounded the well with solid brick walls to protect the well. However, during the British period, they neglected the well and let it fall into disrepair.

Function[edit]

Nowadays the water from the well is not that clean. It has also become a wishing well for visitors.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princess Hang Li Poh's Well". AmazingMelaka.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-02.
  2. ^ "Princess Hang Li Poh's well, Melaka". VirtualTourist.com.

Coordinates: 2°11′45.5″N 102°15′19.4″E / 2.195972°N 102.255389°E / 2.195972; 102.255389