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Walk along Cannon Street to see a crater caused by the impact of a cannon shot fired by government troops during the Penang riots of 1867. A wrought-iron diorama shows a rickshaw unable to cross the large hole. Along the street you can find ornate temples, coffee shops, and various small boutiques, many housed in colonial-era buildings. Lots of interesting street art and graffiti decorate this historical area. Arrange to visit Cannon Street and other attractions in George Town using our George Town sightseeing app.
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The biggest congregation of bicycle rickshaws is in front of the Chinese temples. I was offered a solo ride of 30 minutes for 25 rm, a fair price. Cafeterias and souvenir shops overwhelm the area...
The biggest congregation of bicycle rickshaws is in front of the Chinese temples. I was offered a solo ride of 30 minutes for 25 rm, a fair price. Cafeterias and souvenir shops overwhelm the area... more »
Just off Armenia St, this is a great place to get away from the rush and browse around the temple/clan house museum.
Just off Armenia St, this is a great place to get away from the rush and browse around the temple/clan house museum. more »
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