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Address: 14, Lebuhraya Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6-04-262 5289
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A beautiful Chinese mansion

Penang is full of stunning heritage architecture and this mansion is certainly worth visiting. It has a very interesting history. Bare in mind that you will be part of a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Penang is full of stunning heritage architecture and this mansion is certainly worth visiting. It has a very interesting history. Bare in mind that you will be part of a very large group as tours are only run a few times a day. I enjoyed visiting this mansion and it truly is beautiful but I preferred the Peranakan mansions I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting Chinese mansion made more interesting by guide (Joanne) who showed a very large group lots of things we otherwise would have missed such as the pottery shards work used to decorate the building. Good food in the restaurant too - if you have luch admission is free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice house, very pretty But seriously, paying 5€/10€ just for seeing a house? Should consider reduce price or make it free..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

To get an idea of the fabulous wealth of the Perakanan traders, you really must come into this house. While examples of ornate period furniture are in many museums, here they are in context, just as they were arranged when the family were acquiring them and living among them. For anyone interested in furnishing styles, in history, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of our first destination spots we visited in Penang was Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and we must say we were impressed! The guided tour by Mr Yeap was both entertaining and knowledge enriching. Its a pity though that we couldn't see the rooms which were converted to hotel rooms. None the less, we enjoyed every scene and story inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The entrance is at fixed timing, three times daily so you better check the time before you got there as I myself had to rush to get to the gate in time. It was a guided tour. You can choose a guide with Mandarin or English spoken. Well, it is a beautiful mansion but not all part of the mansion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Impressively restored mansion, and the tour guides do a good job, but only small parts are open for tours - the rest is run as a hotel and therefore off limits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I thought I knew quite a bit about Penang, but Joann the guide really tested me with her questions and raised my eyebrows with some of the stories she told about the illustrious Cheong Fatt Tze, his life, his wives, his children, the building, and of the legacy he left behind. Access to the house is limited as it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not to be missed! This was the first thing I saw in Penang and it was absolutely spectacular. POH was my guide and he was one of the best guides of anything I've seen. He had such knowledge of this mansion, intertwined with his own personality that he had a special way of telling the story of the man, his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a must visit site in Penang. Everything you find in the mansion is just amazing. It's located in the heart of the George Town heritage area.

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