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Cannon Street, George Town

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Walk along Cannon Street to see a crater caused by the impact of a cannon shot fired by government troops during the Penang riots of 1867. A wrought-iron diorama shows a rickshaw unable to cross the large hole. Along the street you can find ornate temples, coffee shops, and various small boutiques, many housed in colonial-era buildings. Lots of interesting street art and graffiti decorate this historical area. Use our George Town vacation route planner to visit Cannon Street on your trip to George Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This temple located just step away to the most well-know of Penang graffiti. You will find tons of souvenirs shops and many local offer their "becak" service. Bring your hat/cap and put some sun block...  more »
  • The whole area is pretty cool and full of streetart which are nice to see. If you stay in Georgetown take a walk in the area and enjoy all the nice streetarts.  more »
  • Cannon Street is one of the prettiest neighborhood in Penang. I love to stroll around the area and check the local food stores. I think this is the must visit place in Penang.  more »