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Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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Beautiful old chinese building

This building is an heritage in Penang. So beautiful with beautiful chinese ornaments and so interesting knowing how big is this clan in Penang, Malaysia and their influence in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Abigael J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Good looking clan house, with a lot of beautiful details. Well renovated. Ticket price of 10rm includes the small museum downstairs for a better explanation of the site.

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Brunei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

When with friends and quite hilarious that we cannot find it for 2 days when it's just near where we stay! . 3th time the lucky apparently.. the gate was close the first 2 days actually... it's worth a visit and i would advise to get a tour else you will not appreciate the place...

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I like the atmosphere of the old area where you find this building. It gives you what life was like in the old days for the overseas Chinese who had grown rich.But those days are gone but it gives you a time to reflect on the life of the past.

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I simply loved this temple. A must see when you are in Penang. Little hard to find, just ask around if lost.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I like the architecture...but its a bit difficult to find this place becouse the entrance is not so obvious!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went here with my Sister and friends from Penang, the place beautiful maintain love the architecture. Located in Heritage site along the way to this place a lot thing to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This building is an heritage in Penang. So beautiful with beautiful chinese ornaments and so interesting knowing how big is this clan in Penang, Malaysia and their influence in Malaysia.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well maintained historical buildings complete with good description of the family history of the Khoos. Good crash course in South East Asian history simply by visiting the Khoo Kongsi. Well worth the visit :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I'm a local and been here few times. But still don't know why it is so famous?... For me, it's just another building...

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The building and structures are very beautiful. I just wish they could tell a bit more about the history of the Khoo clans that came to land in Penang. What I was not too happy about was the entrance fee. As a Khoo myself, I was not charged but I think RM10 is too high.

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