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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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  • Armenian Street and intersect, so the atmosphere is roughly same. Color is clean and picturesque streets. Many shop and Cafe, is dotted with temples and mosques.
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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 »

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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