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Old Protestant Cemetery, George Town
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
The crumbling gravestones and tombs of Old Protestant Cemetery mark the resting places of many significant figures in local history. Established in 1789, the graveyard lies in a grove of fragrant frangipani trees. Though many of the inscriptions are unreadable, those that remain reveal the names of British, Chinese, German, and at least one Armenian settler. At the end of the 20th century, restoration and conservation efforts helped clean the cemetery, which provides a historical context for visitors interested in learning more about the city's early development. Make Old Protestant Cemetery a centerpiece of your George Town vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our George Town vacation trip planner.
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  • If you like cemetaries and history, it is a nice place to visit. Although there is limited information, there is a list of who is buried where. Lovely setting with flowers falling from the trees. 
  • Nice cemetery,but unfortunately very poorly maintained.A real shame.But interesting never the less.The young ages most died is very sad. 
  • its not really on the "tourist" area but worth a visit if you are into history. founder of Penang and several famous/important people have been buried here. worth a visit as some tombstone are very be...  more »
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  • Another good place to explore in Penang for history lover.
  • I loved walking through it. A lot of history there. Shocking to see how young people died. Also found a grave were they still referred to unmarried older woman as a spinster.
  • Lots of important local identities buried here. Great atmosphere. Was used as a location for the TV series Indian Summers.
  • Good to see a cemetery like this
  • Without trying to sound morbid, this cemetery has the best head stones.