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Khoo Kongsi

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Address: 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 4-261 4609
09:00 - 17:00
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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Interesting Clan House

This Clan house is part of Penang history. It is quite ornate and worth a visit. It is in a good location and easy access.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marcel S
San Francisco, California
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this temple with a large group of Year 6 students (11 years old). I assumed that they would not be too interested in the history/culture, but I was pleasantly surprised. The carved woodwork is absolutely amazing to see - the effort that went into the temple is amazing. There is also a lot of information on the Khoo... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Clan house is part of Penang history. It is quite ornate and worth a visit. It is in a good location and easy access.

1 Thank Marcel S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this site takes around 45 minutes, best entry is from Cannon Street. The temple has beautiful carvings and is very well maintained, the inside has some incredible paintings / drawings so don't forget your camera! Underneath is a small museum with the history of Baba Nyonyas and how the building was used. Price at the time of writing 10... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice temple with intricate carvings and colorful plaques. The temple is in a small premises close to George town.We dropped in to this place on our way to Penang Hill,since we saw it on our way to the Hill

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Chinese temple in Penang and quite well known among locals. Beautiful architecture and peaceful location. One can spend a worthwhile hour here!!! Not to be missed at all

1 Thank aaru1980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit to Khoo Kongsi. There is an entrance fee. Their clan house is a museum displaying the history of the place, and a temple above

1 Thank Mikel88888
Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a jewel of a temple. The intricate stonework alone is worth the visit. Best to visit with a guide who can provide the history of the clan and temple and provide knowledgeable insights regarding temple features.

1 Thank robertm_penang
kuala lumpur
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical places. We enjoyed reading the history of the kongsi .A struggle for a better future. My kids loved the place. The buildings were the remembrance of the past brutal history. A must visit place in Georgetown.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed to come across Khoo Kongsi while exploring the city for street arts. We really enjoyed admiring the beauty of the buildings, and the amount of hard work it took to carve the intricate designs of the temple. It's one of the most prominent clan houses in Malaysia, and worth the RM 10 entrance fee per adult.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It cost RM10 for each person to come in but it worth. The house is ancient but still kept in good condition, if you are a detail oriented person you will like it, many many nice details on the wall, on the roof, big ground. It's hiden after a small street then it make you feel a little bit supprise.... More 

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