Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, George Town

Visit Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a historical building and museum. Built by the Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze towards the end of the 19th century, the house displays influences from the design heritage of his native land, local Malaysian aesthetics, and colonial British style. Its distinctive blue coloration was achieved by mixing lime with the natural dye made from indigo plants, creating a hue popular during the colonial era. Designed in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, the mansion exudes an atmosphere of calm and good fortune in many aspects of its design. Take a guided tour to appreciate its subtle nuances, and how they reveal the spiritual and cultural inclinations of its creator. Put Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion into our George Town road trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in George Town.
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  • joined the free tour around the mansion for about half an hour and it was nice. The tour guide explained a lot about the family background and interesting story about Cheong Fatt Tze. The mansion is a...  more »
  • Gorgeous Chinese merchant mansion, nothing much has changed over time. All decor and furnishings are either originals or else very good reproductions. The GM is a very amiable and helpful character ha...  more »
  • Cheong Fatt Tze also known as the Blue Mansion operates as a hotel so sightseers are strictly controlled and only allowed into the grounds when tickets go on sale 15 minutes before each 45 minute tour...  more »
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  • We recently stayed at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and absolutely loved it here. It felt really special to be immersed in such an colorful and interesting history. I also really appreciate the meticulous restoration and continuous maintenance that the team have undergone. We did one of the daily tours during our stay and it was very insightful - shout out to our tour guide Teri who was fantastic. The staff were very friendly - Shiro at the front desk was helpful and very friendly. We also found the team at the restaurant during breakfast so lovely. And ohh the house-made jam at breakfast is delicious! The room was very spacious. The king bed was so comfortable, the bathroom was a great size and I loved the shower. Totally would recommend staying here! We loved it.
  • Very attractive mansion. Tour itself was a bit of a dud, with about 70-80 people joining (Monday afternoon) and the content reduced to a set of factoids to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Tour includes the entrance hall, central atrium on the ground and first floor, and one room. Both wings are out of bounds, being part of the hotel, and from a glimpse are at least as charming as the atrium. Worth a visit, but also obvious you're still missing out on most of the best bits.
  • Great architecture but bad operation with very annoyed tour guide, noisy , over acting devalued the place. No peaceful moment to absorb the art n details of the building. All what she said I recommend to read from the text book than to listen to her shouts.Recommend to bring the earplugs. She also biten the ppl who fed up listen to her n just want to see the art of architecture
  • We attended the tour on Thursday 2 pm by Sally . Amazing place and recommend the tour which is a reasonable price . Particular enjoy the friendly welcoming and authentic presentation by Sally , good explanations with relevant historic and Feng shui architectural informations , not glossing over the less pleasant historic details. Also you can experience the chi hot spot !
  • We took our wedding pictures here, it's always special to come back to this please don't forget this is the beginning of Georgetown will Heritage buildings culture. Lawrence and Linley made it all happen for George Town without them we would not have the UNESCO World Heritage status of course everyone help but the Lohs' our main couple
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