Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ayer Keroh Arch


The Ayer Keroh Arch is situated at the main entrance to the Historical City of Malacca, just after passing through the Ayer Keroh toll plaza when entering from the North South Highway. The Arch has been around since May 2004.

 
The concept of the design of this arch was based on on the old palaces during the glorious era of the Malacca Sultanate. There are six towers signifying the six fundamental of Islam while the arch itself reflects the three main ethnic groups in Malacca, namely the Malays, Chinese and Indians.

The arch is 47.8m in length with a height of 22.1m, while each tower has an average height of 24m. There are spiral stairs within each tower which leads to the top of the tower but the access point had been securely locked by the authority concern. It would have been a breathtaking view from the top of the tower.

The Ayer Keroh Arch with its traditional Malacca architecture design has become another principal landmark for tourists visiting the Historical City of Malacca.

2 comments:

wenn said...

I hvn't noticed that before.

Jan's Travel and Tours said...

This historical City of Malacca is really a place to visit. And your post is really informative, you had able to give some historical details of the place.

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