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Cannon Street, George Town

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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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  • Great street for some history, food, souvenirs, and a starting point to the whole Georgetown area. Close to Armenian Street and Kimberely Street.  more »
  • We hired a rickshaw for the day and our driver took us around this street. It was great seeing everyone carrying on with their daily life. They have great temples and some interesting looking shops an...  more »
  • Cannon Street crosses with Armenian Street. Big cat art and a beautiful mosque at the end of Cannon Street. Be sure not to sit on the chair coming out of the wall with the little boy stretching as it'...  more »