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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  • I knew I would love this house when I read about it. It lived up to my expectations. A striking blue on the outside, with unexpected features like original pre-war English floor tiles and Scottish wro...  more »
  • Our tour was led by an animated guide who was able to share the history of the mansion in a lively manner throughout the 45min session. We were initially apprehensive about the expensive charges but a...  more »
  • The building gives a real sense of the previous owners and the past glories of georgetown and the colonial past. Well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Painted a startling blue and decorated with traditional Chinese flourishes, Cheong Fatt Tze was once the most extravagant house on the island of Penang. In fact it was probably one of the most elaborate mansions in all of south east Asia. Luckily it has not been too tarted up, or too sanitised in the process of being turned into a hotel. Please give this review a little thumbs up, if you like it?
  • First, I really like the color of the mansion. If u visit the house without a guide, u just read the capation and the story doesn't really stick. With the assistance from a guide, the story becomes real and u feel connected to the story of the house. It is a good place to know the history of the owner and his family and of course of that of Penang. Other than that, not only do they have three guided tour per day, but provide accommodation as a boutique hotel and lunch and dinner in the dining room. A great place to visit while u r in Penang. Highly recommended. More photos are attached.
  • I love this hotel. It exemplifies the reason for visiting Georgetown with its amazing historical quarter. The house is fully renovated and is within easy walking distance to all the attractions. The rooms are enormous and as the hotel is small there is never too many people about. You should also do the hotel tour that is held daily as it is a great introduction to the history of the house. Free for hotel guests.
  • Fantastic dining experience! For under $30 I enjoyed a top notch cocktail, appetizer, entree, and dessert. This could not of been beaten. If you are visiting Penang, this is an absolute MUST!
  • Great tour of the mansion if you like history. The tour guide was very informative. 1 of the things to do in Georgetown

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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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