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Fort Cornwallis

123 Reviews
based on 1,688 reviews
Historical Site
Closing in 35 mins Open from 9:00am-10:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 3-4 hours
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60-4-2639855

What travelers say:

It’s a very beautiful place. It’s a place with a slower life and a slow pace. It’s especially leisure. The buildings here are beautiful, old but very flavorful. There are also many authentic snacks nearby, and they are still Chaoshan flavor.

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Additional Information


This star-shaped fort was built in 1786 primarily to protect Penang from pirates. It was originally built out of palm trunks with no permanent structures, but two decades later, as the Napoleonic Wars broke out, it was rebuilt by convict laborers using brick and stone. Today, the old fort contains a history gallery and souvenir shop. An amphitheater often hosts local music and dance performances.
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