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Fort Cornwallis, George Town

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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See a landmark example of colonial British architecture at Fort Cornwallis. Named after the then-governor general of Bengal, the fort was built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Constructed to cope with cannon fire, the fort utilizes the star design popularized in Italy during the mid 15th century, yet it has never seen battle. Now a museum, the site offers a wealth of information regarding British colonial presence in the area, notable fortified architecture, and a striking 21 m (69 ft) skeletal steel lighthouse. Use our George Town vacation planner to add Fort Cornwallis and other attractions to your George Town vacation plans.
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  • I was looking forward to going to fort Cornwallace. Other than cannons on the embankment There is nothing there. I was very dissappointed 
  • I don't know that we rasčityvali see ... went smoothly to the attractions. Walls of ancient masonry, we in anticipation. at the entrance, tickets cost 20 rengit per person! For what? For ancient walls? To the historical monument no questions, but there is no longer anything. The cost of the ticket is spoiled all impression.
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  • These historical sites are meant to be somewhat interesting to which Fort Cornwallis is not. The site itself is quite large and surrounded by the garrion walls and there were few things to see inside;...  read more »
  • Perfect place for reminiscent / learn historical texts (buku sejarah). One of the earliest settlement of colony malaya.
  • Completly dissapointed. Seriously we need to pay for this? Don't lose your time and money... is better from outside. Nothing to do and see inside. So sad :/
  • know a lot behind story of fort cornwallis ....knw about the history of fort cornwallis
  • Fort Cornwallis is a great place to explore and learn some of Penang’s history. The displays within the walls offer good shade from the heat of the day, with great views from atop.
  • For the time being, nothing much to see inside, only a quiet green place and some walls. Not worth the RM20 entrance fee, you'd better go check out Khoo Kongsi for half that price :)
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