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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 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

簡直是不可思議的古典美 每個角落都是藝術 Although is a ancestor hall but really simply incredible classic Every corner is awesome artwork

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A good piece of ancient Chinese craftsmanship in the intricate carvings covering more than 90% of the external facade, Don't forget to look for some hidden coins buried under the balustrade at the front entrance to the main hall. Ask the guard if you can't find it. Apparently this is a well kept secret of the locals.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Stall food, cold beers and a face changer, a lion dance and a wushu troop. Great fun in an awesome setting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. (with an entrance fee of S$4) Note: Read... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you want to understand how the Straits Chinese became such a powerful force in Malaysia you must visit the Khoo Kongsi. Apart from the incredible architecture, the whole history of the "clan" makes fascinating reading. We first visited here in 1969 and whenever we return to Penang we always visit and it never looses it's magic.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great architecture, a must place to take a photo, there is a guide that can give you an informative tour, sadly we were on a group tour so had little time to investigate further, a place l should like to return to in the future

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A nice photo stop but not worth the entrance fee. If you are an history buff and keen on knowing about the khoo clan, it is recommended.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful building obviously loved and cared for. Interesting insight into the clan world. Although not very old the buildings given a great insight into how people lived in Penang in the past.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is another great example of George Town architecture, a must see, simply incredible! The house is extremely beautiful and well preserved. The black and white wall paintings behind the main altar are, in my opinion, very nice works of art. Definitely worth a visit.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the most well maintain historical building or temple in malaysia , it totally funded by their own clan "KHOO" to restore and reconstruct the building , the person in charge can give you a full tour is book in advance.

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