Cheah Kongsi, George Town

Cheah Kongsi is located in George Town. Take a look at our George Town trip itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Cheah Kongsi and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was built by Cheung clan in a Taoist temple located in Georgetown, who emigrated from China's Fujian province in 1873. In this area other clan by Yap conch and cookoncy Temple are many and each character is very interesting. When I stopped gate is closed, could not enter but unfortunately
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  • Two blocks of beautiful spaces that are well preserved and restored. While there was no guide, there were signs on every space that were very well curated and explained with one block like a mansion a...  more »
  • This is the oldest of the major Hokkien clan associations in Penang. Located on Beach Street, just opposite China House, it was extensively renovated and restored. Reopened recently it now stands in g...  more »
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  • Cheah Kongsi is not necessarily the most well-known clan house in Georgetown, but passing by it we had to go in. It was lovingly and painstakingly restored, particularly the main hall upstairs. There's also an interpretive center in an adjacent building with the history of the Cheah clan's migration to Penang. Definitely worth its RM10 entrance fee!
  • Best UNESCO heritage place in penang. Guides are acknowledged and friendly. 10 ringit to get inside and it is worth it.
  • Must visit one of the great historical attraction.
  • Beautifully restored Chinese clan building. The famous 'cat marriage' wall mural is here.
  • Beautiful, easily accessed for a quick tour, some good explanations on posters which is appreciated.

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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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