Arts & Culture

Enchanting Penang reveals its wonders

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

An experience worth indulging in, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is an exceptional piece of artisan found Georgetown. Often referred to as ‘a monument to majesty’, the indigo inspired décor and intricate designs of the mansion favour many Chinese skills brought forth through the ages.

Kek Lok Si Temple

The temple, built in 1890, took 20 years to complete. Reputed to be the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia, it features gardens, a giant turtle pool, shrines and beautiful sculptures.

The seven-tier pagoda is a shrine dedicated to Boddhisattva Tsi Tsuang Wang, one of the enlightened who declined to enter Nirvana so that he could help bring others to salvation.

Opening Hours: Early morning to late evening.

Khoo Kongsi

An impressive and majestic structure, Khoo Konhsi is a former clan house that presents one of the most distinctive signs of Chinese Clan associations in Malaysia.

Right from the outside visitors will be presented with an impressive façade that is ornately decorated with distinctive Chinese architecture. The temple presents visitors with the chance to glimpse various statues, beautiful pieces of architecture and ornaments.

Being a place of worship, the centre piece of this site is the main prayer hall located in the main temple.

Penang Museum

A time capsule harbouring much of the island’s glorious past, the Penang Museum is wonderment in its entirety. Home to Penang’s historical evolution since 1786 when Captain Francis Light declared it a British settlement, this cultural attraction is a much sought after tourist destination.

Established in the year 1821, it is home to many of the cultural, religious and historical artefacts, which are reminiscent of the British-era.

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