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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Built in the 1880’s by Cheong Fatt Tze, a Guangdong businessman, the mansion is a stately house representing 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture.

Beautiful bedrooms, libraries, ceremonial halls, courtyards and gardens adorn the interior. The mansion also houses sculptures, tapestries, antiques and a rare porcelain collection.

Kek Lok Si Temple

Reputedly the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia and constructed over 100 years ago, the Kek Lok Si Temple is situated close to the bustling Air Itam market.

Referred also as the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, the pagodas consist of images displaying a unique mix of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

Visitors can purchase colourful memorabilia at the main hall’s souvenir shops.

Khoo Kongsi

The Khoo Kongsi house was built by the forefathers of the Khoo family who emigrated from South China as a clan-house for members of their family.

It was rebuilt in 1902 following a fire, and features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and richly ornamented beams of the finest wood.

Opening Hours:

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

9am – 1pm, Saturday

Permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office.

Penang Museum

Built in 1821, the Museum and Art Gallery is a well-regarded landmark of George Town.

The building itself was built during the colonial era. It showcases a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics that portray a vivid and elaborate picture of ancient Penang and its inhabitants.


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