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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 #6 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It's located further in from the main road through a gate and was hidden from view by a wall. I would have missed it if a local acquaintance didn't point it out when he gave us a brief tour of Georgetown. But once you entered, that temple was absolutely amazing. The details were so intricate I was tempted to just... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Such a spectacular place to visit and well worth taking time out and making sure your camera is full charged... From the time you enter into the courtyard and walking around such a splendid clanhouse, the exquisite colours and well kept, you will not be disappointed, it's elaborate and highly ornamented architecture is a joy to see and for a... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Been here by 2011. A small ancestral hall of Khoo families for more than 100 years history. Reasonable ticket price. We took 1-2 hours walking around. I love the outlook design of Khoo Kongsi building itself because it was very special and beautiful. Definitely must come if you are going visit to Penang.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One will not miss walking the street... Amazingly colorful - they had net on for some repairs ? I was not able to see the light as I walked all over the places...It really has Euro-SE Asia blended in the mansion. It is one of highly recommended to see to appreciate "melange" of unique combinations of, ethnics, cultural, national, and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Like the other reviewers I found this an amazing little house to see. Unfortunately there is not much information at the site, so if you just happen to pass by as I did, it won't be that interesting. At 10RM for this one small house I found it a bit overpriced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As clans houses go, this is the best. Initially, I had wanted to make a lightning visit. But in the end, I spent almost an hour here. There were much to see and although some interesting information were displayed in the gallery, I still feel a need for more. To appreciate its history and culture of the clans house, an... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I heard about this place much before I came to Penang, as I don't have much expectations about this place, I almost skip this place, luckily I didn't. As simple as this place as temple, the place holds important history for the Khoo family and Hakka community. The architecture is rather impressive to me, with detail on every pillar, wall... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A historical building with loads of intricate carvings. There are alot of detailing in the carvings that has been very well preserved. One of the most elaborate kongsi I have seen so far. If you are a photographer, be prepared to spend several hours

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a place that you should not miss, when you are on Georgetown Trail. The architectural of the building is unique with historical stories on the walls ans ceilings. It is a beautiful place with old heritage buildings along the entrance to the Khoo Kongsi

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can find this temple inside the alley around lebuh pantai, typical chinese temple. Nothing special with this temple but the location.

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