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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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  • On my first day in Penang, I rode the Free Buses to be familiar with the location of various tourist attractions. I learned that Cannon Street becomes Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling! Lots of attractions ...  more »
  • Great place to mouch found both day and night. Unusual shops,bars and restaurants. Wall art finds and ironworks 
  • Here offer go to rickshaw, but I refused. ... very interesting walk. beautiful houses, churches of different religions and of course street art!
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