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Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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Good look at the Chinese history here

Really lovely museum, when we went it wasn't crowded at all. Worth paying to get into but it doesn't take that long to see everything .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Alex M
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really lovely museum, when we went it wasn't crowded at all. Worth paying to get into but it doesn't take that long to see everything .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple is not easy to find, we tried and make no progress until we took a ride in a tuk-tuk ( bicycle with 2 seats) and the he took us to this magnificent temple. in front you will also find a small theater but this piece is amazing. So if you are in Penang, do not loose the chance... More 

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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This might not be the "most beautiful temple" but we've been to many across Malaysia and that was the best one in terms of design and details, although not as big as we thought. The murals are very detailed and artistic. Once you get out, you have nice owl and cat souvenirs and arts shops and a nutmeg specialty shop... More 

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Nottingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We kind of stumbled on this but were really glad we did. It's really well preserved and the museum under the temple is very informative. Well worth the visit.

Thank Bramco
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a highlight of Penang; very well curated and explained, with many fascinating illustrations of the long history of this clan house.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, this was the highlight of our stay in George Town. This temple is simply beautiful. It's well cared for, is a photographers paradise (it was even a movie set for the Jodie Foster movie, Anna and The King. Brilliant few hours spent here.

Thank Mike B
Frankston South
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a fellow traveller who mentioned this temple to me so made a special trip back into Georgetown to see it and I was SOOOO glad I did. Paid my 10ringgit, walked around the corner and was totally blown away by who beautiful this temple is. The detailed and colourful work is incredible. Certainly a site that is not to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is well-preserved with amazing architecture designs and historical artifacts passed down from generations. Wished I could see the night view somehow but was told that it only opens at night during festive seasons or special occasions. Nearby there's a small store selling souvenirs which are cool, do check it out! Must stay longer to admire it next time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple interior has a lot of beautiful details. I was underwhelmed by the UNESCO protected area as a whole (very busy, not very pedestrian friendly) but the temple is definitely a highlight. So, I recommend this place in the context of Penang, but would struggle to endorse George Town over other regional UNESCO peers (e.g. Melaka) The adjoining museum... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been wanted to visit this place for many years finally make it with my kids. We spend a good 2 hours there by just admiring the architecture and the hand arts which was done dated back to 650 years ago. It's was a fantastic educational trip for our family.

Thank LTPang

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