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. Arrange to visit Cannon Street and other attractions in George Town using our George Town sightseeing app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Selain Khoo Kongsi, di Lebuh Cannon ini terdapat banyak kedai kecil yang tampilannya cantik. Mereka menjual aneka suvenir, makanan, minuman. Saya senang menghabiskan sore dengan duduk-duduk di trotoar...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Di Penang ini selain kuliner, dan pemandangan alamnya, jalan jalan di sini juga banyak yang jadi tujuan wisata, meskipun jalannya kecil, tapi banyk yang bersejarah, karena pemerintahannya pintar merub...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    We walked to this from the Jetty drop off and we weren't disappointed. Amazing view of old penang culture/history well worth it (cheap) We bought coffee icy poles from little shop (1 RM) very nice  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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