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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  • The temple is of great interest you can see the beautifully preserved historical significance of the courtyard and surrounding buildings.  more »
  • located in a nice tourist location nearby to other attractions. Nice entrance facade not smoky. Pass another temple maybe having prayers choking with smoke at the entrance burning giant joss sticks  more »
  • Cannon Street is located in the famous city of 檳 city in the city center of George City, where there are many scenic spots, such as the Grandkids Zhongshan Museum and the Asian People's Street mosque, which attracts many visitors to visit.
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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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