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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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  • This is in the middle of town, just across the E&O and a busy road. Take a walk inside, it is not creepy at all. If you see some folks under a canopy doing works, take time to say Hi if you want to kn...  more »
  • Walked past and took some photos of this very old cemetery. The gates were locked so unfortunately we couldn't go in & walk around like we wanted to do. 
  • This mystical view, and waiting for that zombie grabs a leg up, cool place worth zagljanut'tem more that admission is free. In the cemetery of multiple inputs, large gates were closed we entered through small, they are at the end of the wall
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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.