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Khoo Kongsi

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Address: 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-261 4609
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$70.00*
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Half-Day History of George Town City Tour
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$66.00*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
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$37.50*
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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You have to pay entrance of about RM10 each. With a good magnifying len, you can see the intricate China craft using cut (specially only glazed on the outside) porcelain bowls, on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
keloke
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George Town, Malaysia
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good stop to look at the intricacies of Chinese architecture. 10my to enter so very cheap and some good photo opportunities.

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to pay entrance of about RM10 each. With a good magnifying len, you can see the intricate China craft using cut (specially only glazed on the outside) porcelain bowls, on the rooftop, forming intricate scales of the dragon or feathers of the phoenix, etc.; the black & white drawings of the legendary animals on both walls inside the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we paid MYR 10.00 as an entrance fee. good to take photo but personally, nothing really is very interesting. intricate interior designs of golden color is cool. that's it.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

by seeing the mansion one can imagine the luxurious life style of the rich merchants at that time also has some very intrseting things to see it is in the city

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice temple, but you have to pay RM10 entry, you could go to the Burmese temple which is much better and free.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Khoo Kongsi was one of the oldest building in Penang. It was a temple and a clan house for early chinese settlers from China during the early 19th century. The temple was restored and reopened to the public, it was a beautiful temple with old design, similar to the ones back in China. If you have a short time only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kongsi actually mean clan temple. Once own by the khoo clan in penang. The Chinese structure and wood carving inside is magnificent and these location are also popular for filming and photo shooting.

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Thank Imran P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place my wife and I took numerous photos and we were stunned with the intricate work detailed in the architecture. It is a must see when in Penang

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Thank Rod F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old clan temple of the Khoo surname over two hundred years old. Despite its eclectic structure, they also provide write-up with the history and various films that was taken here. Do not miss this place full with historical buff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seldom see such a beautiful and detailed house / temple! Rich clan I must say! Read about the history of Khoo Clan and Penang. However, you will need to pay entry fee to enter.

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