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“Special temple” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi
18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
+60 4 2614609
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Special temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Hidden behind a street in Georgetown you will find this nicely decorated temple of the Khoo clan. Look for the details in the sculptures. They are now restoring the surrounding buildings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not sure about this site!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Perhaps it was not complete. It felt too new. The structure is beautiful and I love the detailing.

Visited October 2011
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“A beautiful Buddhist temple . . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

. . . but one of the only ones in George Town that charges admission.

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“Big Khoo family clan house.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

In the old days, when immigrants arrived from China, they did not speak the language and knew nobody, so the first thing they did was to find their clan house, where they were helped along, some clan members could rent living quarters around the inner temple.
The names and attainments of the illustrious clan members are listed on the walls in the central building, with photographs!
Definitively worth a visit!

Visited March 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Exotic decor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We were fascinated by the wall paintings, mainly. In the main hall, both sides of the wall had drawings of ancestors (i think) on mythical animals. Some were recognisable as the normal chinese zodiac animals, others just weird. One even have four different looking legs! At the back of the hall there were some more paintings which portrays the cultural beliefs and thinking. There's more explanation on the ground floor where you can read up about the entire Kongsi.

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