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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  • October 2, 2017
    This house and hotel is beautiful. The colour of the wall, the indoor patio and the garden are very well restored. The english guide speaks a lot but she's good.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This Boutique Hotel is very well located... near the "epi-centre" of Penang/Georgetown, and the very interesting "Heritage Area"!! Although small, the two restaurants and luxurious rooms offer the gue...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Mansion ini sebenarnya adalah museum, dibangun oleh seorang saudagar kaya yang dulunya adalah pekerja kasar yang bernama Cheong Fatt Tze, bangunannya 100% jadul dan antik.. serasa kembali ke dalam cer...  more »
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  • August 18, 2017
    A beautiful mansion that had been restored to its original look after many years. The mansion organises guided tours within the building's central courtyard area at stipulated timings. Not only was the guide very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the mansion, she had also made the atmosphere livelier by having ongoing conversations within the group.
  • March 24, 2017
    With an eye to detail and excellence, a Chinese Hakka merchant Cheong Fatt Tze aspired to house in a home that personified the essence of majesty and elegance. He shipped artisans from South China and imported building materials from as far as Scotland. The house was purchased by a group of individuals from Cheong Fatt Tze ancestors and was converted through UNESCO World Heritage site George Town approval into what is today. It is run as a 16-rooms boutique hotel. Guided visits are offered to the interiors of the Mansion. An Indigo restaurant offers dining experience on the grounds of the Blue Mansion. A bit touristic place and you may have access inside only by settling a museum entrance fee.
  • August 18, 2017
    An insight to a rich Chinese man's mansion in the old days. Very good guided tours. Not a Peranakan mansion.
  • May 16, 2017
    Nice restoration project. The owner lady would share very nice stories with u. But if u want to take some good pictures, u need to stay there or join a dinner as your time with the guided tour is restricted.
  • June 3, 2017
    Beautiful Mansion with rich history and quite unique business experience of a merchant across different nations. Loved the decor and food in the restaurant inside - very lavish course meals. Loved the unique antiques - over all quite fulfilling experience!

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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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