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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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  • Went early & we were literally the only ones there. The ornate detail on this temple was astonishing. I think better than any I have seen in any Asian country - including in China 
    Went early & we were literally the only ones there. The ornate detail on this temple was astonishing. I think better than any I have seen in any Asian country - including in China  more »
  • The part you can see is the actual temple, but it's only a small part of what was a huge complex housing hundreds of people at some point, all part of the Khoo Kongsi clan. There is a lot of... 
    The part you can see is the actual temple, but it's only a small part of what was a huge complex housing hundreds of people at some point, all part of the Khoo Kongsi clan. There is a lot of...  more »
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  • Entrance fee: 10 RM It’s an interesting place to learn how a clan lived 100 years ago in Georgetown and learn some history of the town. The main building is gorgeous, the ceiling, the pillars, the walls, everything is decorated in some way or another. I recommend you to visit the buildings first and then the museum as the last one assumes that you already saw the building. The only thing I really dislike was that the patio of this place is occupied as parking (at least when we were there) It cost nothing to not park in front of your beautiful building.
  • A beautiful Chinese temple just off Armenian street. We walked past the entrance initially as the temple is not visible from the street. The temple is beautiful and the decoration is incredibly intricate. There is a museum on the lower floor detailing the history of the building and the clan which added to our experience a lot.

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