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Khoo Kongsi, George Town

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Enjoy the ornamental architecture of Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clanhouse in George Town's World Heritage-listed area. The Khoo Kongsi clan of wealthy Chinese traders constructed the complex in stages beginning in the 17th century. Today the complex features an ornate and elaborate association building, a traditional theater, and late 19th-century rowhouses. The protected buildings represent good examples of Chinese design, and guided tours elucidate the culture of the clan, their influence on the area, and the history of the clanhouse itself. Make Khoo Kongsi a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town trip planner.
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  • Off the small Cannon street is one of George Town's main attractions. Through a rather inconspicuous gate, where one pays an entrance fee of 10 MYR one comes to a square with granite flagstones. In...  more »
  • A beautiful ornate clan temple in the heart of Georgetown. The intricate carvings on the temple walls and ceiling are sure to leave you spellbound.  more »
  • Lovely original history. No air con as was expected, so do prepare to be warm. I took a star off as there was no dates on any of the accompanying information sheets so I didn't know the age of anything, but do still go and see it.
  • Very unique and very colourful. A lot of local history to be found here. There's also a small shop in the temple compound which sells souvenirs and postcards. The owners are also super friendly.

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