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Khoo Kongsi

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Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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This clan temple building is very beautiful with its art work. It is well worth to visit, giving you a sense of some of the Chinese history of the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

This clan temple building is very beautiful with its art work. It is well worth to visit, giving you a sense of some of the Chinese history of the island.

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North Fitzroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

This clan house is bedecked with stunning illustrations- I particularly liked the 36 celestial guardians. Tucked away up an alley, it is well worth visiting, and gives you a sense of some of the Chinese history of the island. Recommended.

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Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to see the building design and the history about this Khoo Kongsi. The month end lights up and cultural shows with free entrance would spice up this Kongsi.

Thank beetan2015
Penang, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely example of a clan temple. Situated in a great part of town, this temple is worth a visit. Take some time to understand the clan system.

Thank placepics
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Informed to be one of the best temple in town, it had been restore well i think, as the carvings are beautiful. Small museum downstair also give more information about khoo family.

Thank bobsabran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

While it looks as if there is more restoration and retail space in the works, One should really spend time scrutinizing the intricate details that make the Khoo Kongsi the marvel that it is. It's a gorgeous building. Best paired with a viewing of the street art off armenian street.

Thank sejok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

You see the old clan house and you learn of the history of achievements of the clan descendants Quite beautiful,suggest visit early morning rather than midday

Thank mikefromnoosa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Was there on 19/9/15. From far can heard the Dj blasting the bass so out of curious explore the place by following the sound of music until it lead me in khoo kongsi! Took a few videos & pictures. Shown to a few local people back hotel, they also got a shocked of what happening there as khoo kongsi was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place is amazing, beautiful, elegant. Because of the modest entry fee it wasn't very busy the day we visited. YOu could easily spend an afternoon wandering around and just sitting watching the other visitors. Stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the visit getting a sense of history and tradition. The house and temple is in good condition. Entrance is from a small alley, which you can easily miss. This overall area has lots of history to explore, as well as the street art. Outside of alley are a few nice little shops and a great place to have... More 

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