Elaborate decorations grace Cheng Hoon Teng’s interior and exterior. Golden phoenixes and dragons – sculpted in Chien Nien or fine porcelain cut-and-paste shardwork - add splendour to the building. Scenes from the Three Kingdoms are depicted in traditional Chai Hui – decorative wall paintings, combining Chinese ink and tempera paints. Exquisite gold gilding enriches magnificent artifacts.

Other artistic elements include carvings of mythical dragons and sages of different nationalities in a variety of attire and facial expressions.