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Khoo Kongsi

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Address: 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 4-261 4609
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US$75.00*
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Private Half-Day History of George Town City Tour
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US$66.00*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
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US$37.50*
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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Hidden Gem in town

Khoo Kongsi is a small clan house preserved pretty good. The entrance fee is RM10 per pax. Inside the clan house have various wall arts and historical object.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael_Teoh
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Khoo Kongsi is a small clan house preserved pretty good. The entrance fee is RM10 per pax. Inside the clan house have various wall arts and historical object.

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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This mansion was one of several in Penang built for very wealthy Chinese Merchants. The décor is very lavish, detailed and spectacular. We spent a couple of hours there as there is much to see about the history of this family. The 1999 film of Anna and the King of Siam used this clan house in the film.

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Thank Loring R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the sites we saw in Penang this was far and away the most beautiful that we saw. This is one of thee 2 must see attractions for me in Penang and will not disaapoint

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Thank drjeff
Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is just M$10/pax. Very well manage and offer a rich collection of Chinese clans history in Penang.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful buildings and a very interesting museum, well worth visiting. Founded in 1835 by the wealthy and influential Khoo clan. The temple is the main attraction.

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Thank T00ts10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved and seems to be still in used. I actually liked that there was no one to explain everything to me coz it let me walk and enjoy at my own pace. It was cool and quiet inside, not any other people and even had space to sit and rest my feet, after a tired day of walking.

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Thank Inosha W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the architecture and wonder workmanship of the building. Entrance fee - 10RM per pax. No guided tour available. Free and easy. Exit Khoo Kongsi, take a left and a few street arts will be there.

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Thank KoPiCkOsOng
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this with a guide so he explained the stories depicted in the temple and history. Probably takes 15-20 mins to see it. Can stay longer

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Thank huntlr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved heritage building perfect for day and night time photography. Located well within Georgetown world heritage site.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to the Cheong Sze Fatt mansion, this visit was a let down. For the ticket price, there was no host to explain the history of the place or restoration. It's a Cosy cool place for a quick nap...this venue was tucked away in a corner. Hard to find too.

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