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Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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Marvellous

Absolutely stunning place, what a history. English explanations (not like in Thailand) but also so many beautiful details. Very impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning place, what a history. English explanations (not like in Thailand) but also so many beautiful details. Very impressive.

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George Town, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Travelers get to go in for free during festivals such as the Chinese New Years (day may vary... the latest was on 28th February 2015) or during Penang's Heritage Day (7th July) However, if you go on regular days, it's a RM10 fee and you have access to their museum (which is usually closed when they're open to the public... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, a place to learn the Khoo clan history. Only for people who can appreciate the state art of the building and rich history. If not, this trip might not be worth for you as you might be probably spending 5 min in the place for RM10!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this location which is well presented and exceptionally well preserved. We asked about a sound check which was in-progress and it turned out to be an Elvis tribute that evening with a buffet for 20 ringgit each. The buffet was awesome and Robert Ohn worked hard to recreate the King of Rock & Roll. Sadly the concert... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I did a 4 hour self guided walking tour around the historic centre and along with the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, I found Khoo Kongsi a real highlight. It is a riot of colour on the outside, exquisite in detail and a lovely small museum underneath which provides more information. It costs 10RM to enter but I thought this was well... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is in fact a temple within a residential complex . All the people who lived here are from the "Khoo" clan in Penange. While the temple itself is well worth admiring , it is really fascinating to see all the name plates on the walls with prominent members of the Khoo clan in Malaya who were educated locally or... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Yes it beautiful as other said; Especially chinese rooftop colorful decoration; The ground floor is open exhibits for historical pictures and place established story. The uplevel is complex 4 rooms with an altar worship area. Wall mural painting shown every where. However; I ve read from my manual guide plan book ; these place are free admission but the reality... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Highly decorated temple, an exuberance of detail, and an interesting museum to explain to you what it's all about.

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

visiting it during Chinese New Year festival! There are lots of locals and tourists~ with nice performance about Chinese culture. it's free. There are two statue of Indian "god of door" in a Chinese Temple..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Is very worth of the time to visit this Khoo clan building. Full of their history. The whole are very well maintained.

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