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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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  • The part you can see is the actual temple, but it's only a small part of what was a huge complex housing hundreds of people at some point, all part of the Khoo Kongsi clan. There is a lot of... 
    The part you can see is the actual temple, but it's only a small part of what was a huge complex housing hundreds of people at some point, all part of the Khoo Kongsi clan. There is a lot of...  more »
  • We visited the place in a hot afternoon. Good thing is that it's not crowded at all. There quite a lot to see. We took our time to absorb many aspects of Penang's history. Highly recommended. 
    We visited the place in a hot afternoon. Good thing is that it's not crowded at all. There quite a lot to see. We took our time to absorb many aspects of Penang's history. Highly recommended.  more »
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  • This feels like a stroll in one of the ancient mansion only to be found in China. It is well kept and full of stories. The craft arts on the roof, wall, door and windows show the status of the family and wealth. Entrance fee is RM10. It's definitely worth more than what you've paid.
  • Beautiful architecture of ancient Chinese clan house. Nice & well maintained. Worth a visit.

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