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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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Address: 14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-262 0006
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come Home to Historic Splendour

'ONE OF 10 GREATEST MANSIONS IN THE WORLD' LONELY PLANET 2011

A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History calls Home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze “Blue” Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.

Essentially an ‘heirloom with rooms’, today, the Mansion readily bequeaths its charms to visitors who are able to indulge in Exclusive Heritage Homestays; **Guided Tours; and Tailored Functions on its premises. Reputedly the favourite home of the “Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China”, the Mansion is undoubtedly the favourite home of George Town.

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Cheong Fatt Tze George Town Penang: The Blue Mansion Guided Tour
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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Wonderfully restored

We had a very informative and friendly guide who interspersed his lecture with lots of humour. Worth a visit to see how a previously abandoned historic building was restored to... read more

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Manila Philippines
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Manila Philippines
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very informative and friendly guide who interspersed his lecture with lots of humour. Worth a visit to see how a previously abandoned historic building was restored to its original beauty.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for the 11am English tour and thought the guide was excellent. He was very informative and we found the hour long tour very interesting. Worth doing!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard so much about the blue mansion so we decided to give it a visit. - There are 3 guided tours a day. RM17 per ticket. We joined the 2:30pm one. It is compulsory that you join the guided tour to access the house. - The guide was very enthusiastic and energetic, but in my opinion, too long-winded. It seemed... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour with a fun lady guide who battled with the ambient noise and gave us a great history of the house and the owner and his life There were fans inside but it was hot so consider that with young children.

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Thank Tony C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading several comments in internet, Blu Mansion was at top place in my Penang list and went to there on first day. However it was closed. I went there again early next day and joined a guided tour to enjoy both mansion and history. It was a sad surprise for me. Tour guide was explained many things at entrance... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with our friends who had been to the Green Mansion and said it was wonderful and suggested we go to the Blue one. Well for 17 Ringets each (which is quite a bit in Malaysian money) we were very disappointed. We waited until 3.30pm to get in and there we were in the foyer for 35 minutes... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember visiting this place almost 10 years ago and have most fond memories not only of the house, that is simply spectacular, but also the tour - the guide back then explained every detail of the structure in most interesting way. Not so this time, the current guide will keep you downstairs at the entrance for almost half an... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a beautiful mansion, but do not waste your time. There are only 3 tours a day. The tour was 45 minutes listening to a woman waffle on about the history. We could not hear her and half way through someone started mowing the lawn in the garden outside! We did not get to see much as we were sat... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given that this is marketed as a guided tour we had expected to see a lot more of the mansion, but you only get to see around two rooms downstairs and one room upstairs. This is compensated for by a very long and verbose explanation of the history of the house. I don't mind history lectures, but given that we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

other than the building being blue, nothing much to see inside if you've been to the peranakan museum. also we were not allowed to see the sides of the mason where the true beauty of the mansion is because it was a hotel as well. not worth the money tbh.

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