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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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Ranked #14 of 129 things to do in George Town
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Me & my boyfriend wanted to visit one of the Chinese clan houses in Georgetown & chose Khoo Kongsi largely as it is deemed the most spectacular. We were not disappointed! It costs RM10 to go in, which seemed very reasonable, and then you have access to the building itself plus a small museum. The roof itself is totally breathtaking... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being borned & raised in Penang (sic 1959), I never thought of making a visit to this place which was beautifully refurbished to it's original splendor, some years ago. To be frank, I wasn't quite sure of it's exact location although I know where Cannon Street is! It was a chance visit when an old classmate of mine took a... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Khoo Kongsi has had numerous upgrades and now includes a mini museum and upgraded clan houses in what is a world heritage area. Its possibly one of the best examples of high class Kongsi one could find anywhere. On rare occasions night functions are held in the great courtyard which is nothing short of spectacular.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A must see for all travellers to George Town. The site is full of beautiful and interesting exhibits that tell the story of the Khoo Clan and their rich past.

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Laguna Beach
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We thought this one was particularly attractive. We've been to so many temples by now that to see another one was going to drive us crazy. It didn't. It's off the many road so foot traffic is minimal. Glad I had my wide angle lens with me. You don't have to spend a lot of time here, but it's quite... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very hard to fine the enterance to the building. There was only one building that you could go in and that was the temple. The architecture was very good. There was another temple( I think) but you could only view it from the outside. The rest of the houses in the village were empty which is a shame because there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

its not spectacular. it ok to see if u r there. but if u miss it also there is nothing much. similar arch all around to see. just does not stand out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The exterior of the building takes your breath away. We have been before but still this is a marvelous place to visit -your 10rmb entrance even includes two free postcards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Specially at night, I haven't been in many places like this. A visit on a quiet Saturday or Sunday is still possible, but check for the cultural evenings as there are a lot of concerts, chinese opera, etc. A few restaurants around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You can visit this site if you wish to get away from the hunting down of street arts and feasting in Georgetown for a while, to bask in the religiousity here. Still, wouldn't highly recommend this place if you are on a tight schedule!

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