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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Address: 14, Lebuhraya Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6-04-262 5289
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Ranked #10 of 42 Attractions in George Town
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were at this mansion during our short visit in Penang. We had only 6 hours aspartame of the cruise so we decided to get a local driver with a van for the group of 7. Tour guide lady was wonderful. We loved the stories and also the house, room and the colourful decorations of this mansion. This place is... More 

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Thanks to guide Stephen and the friendly staff from Robyn n Jos Recommend this attraction, bought the book its a must must.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed learning a lot of the history here from an excellent tour guide. Check before going to see what time the tours are offered because they are currently only three times per day. Worth the time!

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A really interesting and worthwhile visit. The tour guide was fascinating and gave an interesting insight into both life in the house as well as the theory of Feng Shui.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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73 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

There are 3 tours a day to visit the Blue Mansion. You should arrive a little earlier to buy your tickets and on weekends there are queues. We returned to visit on a weekday when there were much less people. The tour is very good, very interesting and brings the history of the mansion and its founder alive. My only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A good insight into the history of Georgetown , we had a great guide showing us around this house.You can also stay here which would be an amazing experience

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a great piece of architecture, but the mandatory guided tour to see only a few rooms is totally not worth it. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, the guide was knowledgeable but she spent too much time telling the story of Cheong Fatt Tze and about Fengshui at great lengths, and made the over-sized group... More 

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Kedah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have really unable to imagine that the one who occupied this building many ago, the mansion was so big and so many room, how did Capitan Cheong fully utilize all these place or just a bungalow to him?

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Due to the time of year, there was a huge crowd (40 +) surrounding one tour guide. Although the tour guide was very knowledgeable she spoke for upwards of 35 minutes at one time and was extremely hard to hear. Due to this being a hotel, we were only able to access four rooms. What makes up for this though,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I like this building very much. It is highly recommended to join the guide tour. the tour is interesting and let us know the history of Mr Cheung, a bit history of Penang, as well as the process on revitalization. As this mansion is turned to hotel and it is a bit pity that no entry to hotel area. The... More 

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