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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0006
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Cheong Fatt Tze George Town Penang: The Blue Mansion Guided Tour
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This is the official "attraction" listing for the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion on TripAdvisor. There is also a listing for the hotel - please search for the same name under "Hotels" on Tripadvisor. 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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

We joined the house tour, which allowed us to explore and listen to stories of the mansion, as well as see the old style clothing and household items used by the family.

Thank Yi May K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can only enter the house at certain times as part of a guided tour. The Blue Mansion was owned by Cheong Fatt Tze, a poor boy who became a wealthy industrialist and dubbed as 'the Rockefeller of the East.' He occasionally resided here but...More

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Blue outside and some blue inside--very beautiful. One of the few old homes like this that has been restored; it is still a hotel and there is a restaurant but just going on one of the tours is worth the time. We saw more than...More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After dealing with the somewhat unhelpful security guards, we were able buy our tickets. It was compulsory to take a guided tour and we were not sure what to expect, but our guide told an excellent story - lively and interesting details about the Chinese...More

Thank Genny147
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting to visit, although you can only go at particular times and the tour no where near covers the whole house as they use a lot of it now as a boutique hotel. It is good, but seems restrictive and expensive for what it is....More

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this place told to us by a very good guide with some humor thrown in is as fascinating as the house itself - a mix of Asian styles and European materials built using Feng Shui to maximize good fortune and health -...More

Thank GDay1044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this experience thanks to the very passionate docent who is also the owner of this house. She had many stories to tell and was very engaging. The only downside: this place is not very senior-friendly as there are no lifts to the second floor....More

Thank magthegag
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a lot to see here, and the place was a bit of a let down in comparison to the splendid peranakan mansion. This place is mainly about the commentary from the guide rather than the sights of the house. Entry cost 16...More

Thank dogonville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From architecture point of view, the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion is not that superior compared to other mansions in Penang such as Khoo Kong Si or Pinang Peranakan (I've been to both and I found them quite similar. Pardon if I'm not great at noticing...More

Thank jini850
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel and Museum about cheong fatt tze mansion. tour with trained guide. the mansion also part of the UNESCO. best Chinese culture attraction. the information about history and culture. Thank You to Blue Mansion

Thank putrimerli
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