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18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very grand building temple with lots of history of the descents of Khoo. The old traditional wood buildings built without nails and tiles. The original water well is still there near the toilets. Good place to spend 20 to 30 mins.

Thank Horlicks88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is well worth a visit, it has some simply beautiful works. We visited in the middle ending before the heat became too unbearable. Interesting history and well documented if you do not have the benefit of a guide to escort you.

Thank Mamma_Henn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Chinese temple that is worth a visit! Has a small museum in the lower part explaining the heritage and history of the Chinese clan. You pay a small entrance fee. Worth a visit.

Thank hennelien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing sites I have ever visited. You gain an immediate appreciation for the richness of their family heritage. Even our teenagers loved this stop!

Thank TravelerAtheart01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic with insight into life and settlement of Chinese in Penang. Well worth the visit and most enjoyable

Thank Trisha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As narrated buyout driver, this house used to belong to the "Khoo" gang society in the old days. The main hall is beautiful where all the other GANGS' "CEO"😂 will gather to negotiate deals or issues. The only way in/out is long narrow main entrance...More

Thank Long Long T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First up, there are many clan temples from various clans in Penang including the Yap, Cheah, Tan, Yeoh, Lim, Ong and of course the Khoo families. It's not an exhaustive list but this one is truly the most impressive with a grand courtyard and the...More

Thank Nikko T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Khoo Kongsi as part of a walking tour that we did with George Town Heritage Walks, the detail of architecture of the building was interesting. Well Worth a visit to

Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you go there they will proudly introduce to you that this is a underground society in Pg last time. But what they failed to tell you is that it is still controlling many of the land and properties in Georgetown. and just sit there...More

1  Thank JourneyMercy
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Unmissable. Go admire the wall murals in the main prayer hall as well as the back room. Having visited many temples in China and SEA I haven’t seen work of this standard. You could say this is like the Sistine Chapel of Penang. Reminds one...More

Thank Choo-Beng G
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Charles_Phua | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on individual and how thorough one wants to be. I would suggest around an hour or so to have a better view of the place. There are handful of things to see.
5 June 2017|
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Response from aaru1980 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The temple is open till 5 pm, so you should be able to visit it. try choosing the morning time.