Khoo Kongsi, George Town

4.2
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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  • Details how the early migrants' collective efforts worked so well for the community. One of the great legacies of how unity and honest leadership can shape the future. A classic tale that should be do...  more »
  • The history inside is interesting to read. I can't say I would prioritize a visit here, but it was nice.  more »
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  • Lovely original history. No air con as was expected, so do prepare to be warm. I took a star off as there was no dates on any of the accompanying information sheets so I didn't know the age of anything, but do still go and see it.
  • Very unique and very colourful. A lot of local history to be found here. There's also a small shop in the temple compound which sells souvenirs and postcards. The owners are also super friendly.
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