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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Established in honor of the founder of the modern Chinese nation, Sun Yat Sen Museum occupies the very building where the famed revolutionary hatched many of his plans to bring down the Qing Dynasty. Explore the long thin townhouse, featuring a crooked timber staircase, intimate courtyard, and intricately patterned tiles. The house is furnished with period furniture, ornaments, and utensils. Take a guided tour for a background story about the house and its former owner's historical significance. This museum is also the start of a heritage trail, linking more than a dozen other sites related to the revolutionary's life. Using our world travel planner, George Town attractions like Sun Yat Sen Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Heard so much about Sun Yat Sun and the school break was my chance to learn more about this individual, Dr Sun, who managed to garner the support of overseas Chinese for political change in China. We ...  more »
  • If you're around Armeniam street and enjoy historical, this is the place you might not want to miss. Drop by to see the sun yat sen meseum even though it's small but offer interesting story. 
  • An interesting old home with many stories to tell. This museum contains a collection of furniture and about everything else from bygone days. See how the Chinese merchants lived. A pleasant visit. 
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  • the house caretaker is a walking excyclopedia of penang and chinese history in malaysia. chatting with him is a must!
  • No worth to see! Not too many things about Dr. Sun.
  • Interesting link between Sun Yat Sen and Penang is fleshed out.
  • Very interesting piece of history that was completely unknown to me before I came here.
  • Great place & friendly people.