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“Cannon Square a hidden gem”
Review of Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi
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Private Half-Day History of George Town City Tour
Ranked #5 of 125 things to do in George Town
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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Cannon Square a hidden gem”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The most ornate of the Kongsi's belonged to the most powerful and richest of the chinese clans. Therefore understandable that it had the best carvings and some of the richest antique furniture on display. The little gift shop was excellent and reasonably priced.

Visited January 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • Indonesian first
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good...but thats it”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

After going through all the temples of Penang,this will be a dampener. Not too great, but nevertheless ok. When we went there, they were lighting incense sticks in such huge numbers that it was a suffocating experience. Other than that, u will be left to urself to have a look and leave at leisure.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Central temple - but average”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Khoo Kongsi is very central of Georgetown, and you will be able to walk to others within minutes from this one.
It is nice, with some fantastic wall paintings, but there are other sights more worth to see if you have limited time in Penang.

Visited October 2012
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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200 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is one of the many clan temples in Georgetown, the only difference being that this one has an admission charge and gives you a couple of free postcards. Great place if you want to learn about the temple but there are so many others in the vicinity that I prefer to take visitors to them.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful temple!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Having travelled across China I wasn't thinking that a temple was going to make this much of an impression. They have done a very sympathetic renovation of this temple and the craftsmanship is amazing. Superb carvings and painting throughout. It was stunning!

Visited December 2012
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