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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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  • We went during non peak hours and had the entire place to ourselves. We were able to take our time to marvel at the carvings and paintings. Downstairs was a mini museum about the history of the... 
    We went during non peak hours and had the entire place to ourselves. We were able to take our time to marvel at the carvings and paintings. Downstairs was a mini museum about the history of the...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Beautiful, well-preserved compound that provides a wonderful reference of the Khoo clan's heritage, past and present. There's a museum area on the ground floor that I recommend visiting before you head up the stairs to the second floor - it provides necessary context to a lot of what you'll see. The space is wonderfully ornate, and the entrance fee of RM10 is worth it to look at the main building alone. Highly recommended!
  • 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.

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