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Khoo Kongsi

4.3/5
101 Reviews
Memorial Temple
Liked by 5
Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Phone: +60-4-2614609

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It used to be a largest clanhouse in Penang, with highly elaborate and highly ornamented architecture. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the historical Georgetown, one of the UNESCO heritage site, where you can learn lots of Chinese culture here

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  • saronic
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    a richly ornamented clan house

    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 fr...

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  • krithika19
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    A must visit when in Penang

    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.

    Reviewed on /Date(1599664943000+0800)/
  • OOISIANGLUN
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    Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

    Khoo Kongsi is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. Khoo Kongsi is one of the Penang major historic attraction.

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  • VerityE98
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    Well worth the visit!

    This is a fantastic, ornate clan house that is well worth the visit. My family and I arrived when all the tourist groups had either left or not arrived and it was EMPTY. We wandered around and it was ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585194877000+0800)/
  • Patricia S
    Patricia S
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    Cultural history

    We had the place to ourselves so had plenty of time to try and digest the myriad of paintings, statues, giltwork and historical information. Worth reading up before you visit.

    Reviewed on /Date(1584291435000+0800)/

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Introduction

Kongsi, or clanhouses, are assembly halls that function as the civic and religious centers for overseas Chinese, and the most fascinating in Penang is the Khoo Kongsi, or the "Dragon Mountain Hall." The 100-year-old masterpiece was purchased by the Khoo Clan at a time when the family was the wealthiest and most powerful in the city. Craftsmen from China were commissioned to intricately craft it, and their labor created a meticulous and beautiful example of Chinese architecture. Festivals are held here during Chinese holidays all around the year.
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