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Khoo Kongsi

Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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7-Day Tour from Singapore: Malacca, Kuala Lumpur...
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Prague, Czech Republic
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

One of the special building at Georgetown for visitors to appreciate and know the culture of Chinese in Penang. Love it.

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London
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14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, wonderful craftsmanship. So much history. Elaborate carvings and paintings are everywhere - it can be too much to take in straight away. If you can find a quiet time to visit, it would be very atmospheric. Bring your camera, take lots of pictures. There is so much to take in. Take your time and just gaze in wonder.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The entrace fees of the temple is only 10 ringgit. The design and the carving of the temple is very unique and beautiful. You can also find out the history about how the khoos came from china to malaysia. I think this temple is one of the must visit places in penang.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Visit this temple for a view into the past of the Chinese community on Penang and how they came to settle. The temple is a treasure, blacks and gold and so much detail. Beautifully painted wall frescos inside and so much ornate and detailed carving on every surface outside - Wonderful!

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Vienna, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

it was nice to see, but if you go and see the Chinese temple around the corner, you will have a similar experience. We were sad that we could not see the other mansion of Fat Tze, as this one is really different.

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A visit to this Khoo Kongsi attraction was not on my wife and my agenda initially, but on the strong recommendations from the taxi driver whom we hailed from Penang Airport, and since this attraction was along the way to Georgetown, we decided to cast our faith with the taxi driver’s advice. In our opinion, if you have not been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a delightful place to visit just up an side alleyway near the Kapitan mosque and just a little further on. It is fairly cheap to enter the compound and see the lovely clan house and temple inside. It is quite interesting but it was quite sleepy while we were there and not that many visitors so we almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

A comprehensive family tree and how the naming system in each generation. The whole place is on how they preserve the culture of a family. The intricate design of each detail of the building. A pity that I didn't get to see the night light up.

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This temple had amazing carvings. The space is not large, but every inch is elaborately done. Carving and painting are of the highest quality craftsmanship.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I originally planned to skip the temple since, well, I've seen a million temples on my travels and most are a bit of a let down. Khoo Kongsi is easy to miss as, although it's located in the heart of the tourist district, it's down a small alley in the middle of a block. You have to pay a small... More 

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