Khoo Kongsi
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Ollie's Mom
Carthage, MO78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So rich in history of the Khoo Clan! Our guide Baxter was great.

Take the time to learn about the architecture of the temple and art within. Blown away by the detail and beauty.
Written 20 April 2024
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chatterbox-2007
US750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Having never visited a clan house this was an interesting site to visit. It does not take that long to go through the formal exhibit and to see the site. Well worth a visit if you have never been a clan house.
Written 28 January 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
With a diverse and sizable Chinese population, George Town is rich in Chinese temples and buildings. A unique product is the clan temple, in which ancestors of each family clan is worshiped. Khoo Kongsi is the most ornate and impressive example. The encompassing, southern Chinese-style family shrine tells the history of the prominent Khoo clan. It is quite remarkable to see how the Khoo descendants thrives in contemporary Malaysia and the capitalist world. Well worth the 15 MYR admission.
Written 19 January 2024
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BramleyLoiner21
Leeds, UK538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An old clan house in the middle of George Town.
our guide was good and showed us around explaining what things were.
Written 6 October 2023
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Peter R
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Near the Clan jetties. Devoted to Chinese clans who came to Malaysia. Very good descriptions of interior and history.
Written 26 July 2023
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Khoo Kongsi: opulent, elaborate ornately-decorated Khoo-clanhouse/temple with intricate carvings – gorgeous place, winding streets in heart of heritage, Penang. Temple-complex (like a miniature village): clan-Members terraceHouses (new migrants were homed in 16 houses), theatre, & more, hidden amongst atmospheric faded-glory shophouses. Temple was once burnt down, later rebuilt. Was hot during our visit, icecreams from souvenir shop in the complex, or bring water - plenty of cafes to rehydrate in surrounding streets; be on the lookout for iconic streetArt. Khoo Kongsi has special meaning for me – my maiden-name is Khoo - had one-off study-grant from the association. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) In UNESCO World Heritage site Georgetown, Khoo Kongsi - magnificent iconic Penang, will visit again.
Written 29 June 2023
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Stanley_Wong1204
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Perhaps I came in the late afternoon, therefore not many tourists inside the destination. The location of this place needs to walk-in from the main street. Then you will encounter a ticket booth to sell ticket. After buying the ticket, you will get through the security guard and turn into the location of the temple-like building. That building is the center location of Khoo Kongsi. The ground floor is the exhibit and upper floor is a clan shrine.
Written 31 March 2023
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notacouchpotato
London, England497 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The clan houses of Georgetown are interesting in that they provide insight into the history of Chinese immigrants and the role they play in preserving clan society and community. What we took to be a temple was, in fact, a community centre . You are able to tour through the house where there is copious information about the history and function
Written 30 March 2023
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Harry Li
Guilin, China102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
There are countless temples in my hometown China, but this temple is different from ALL of them in China. A fusion of Chinese, pernakan and Malay culture, very colorful doorways and decorations (that’s the biggest difference between Chinese temples in China and Penang). A little secret: If your family name is Khoo’邱’, just show your ID card and you can get in for free! And there are 3.9 million Chinese people who named Khoo all over the world.
Written 16 March 2023
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TravelDooey
Melbourne, Australia373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Went early & we were literally the only ones there. The ornate detail on this temple was astonishing. I think better than any I have seen in any Asian country - including in China
Written 1 January 2023
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