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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

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History Museum Museum
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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  • Not much inside, just the views and the house, and gallery of what he did in the past. Surely a spot for travellers.  more »
  • Wen had temporary resident; Passage is now back on the streets is at the time fled to houses, and multi-directional also back tension was up for grabs seems to be. 1 example of a traditional shop-houses and tour as a "Museum" exhibition is unsatisfactory, but Yat in not good place to comprehend. Good because you can drink tea break, stop and think.
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  • not much to see, but pretty place offering free tea and seats. good stop for the walking afternoon in George town.  more »
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  • This place do not worth visit. The museum display is poor. Only few stuff. The information board tell more about the museum foundation activities than about Sun Yat Sen himself. No guide, only one cashier girl there. You can clearly see the trace of human living there that does not relate or suitable for display in museum. Too far from museum standard.
  • The house is kept in good condition by knowledgeable staff. Entry fee of 5RM is good for the whole day meaning you can go out for lunch and then return, Free Chinese tea is available and the interior was lovely and cool. The floor tiling is a credit to the artisans that laid it,
  • Good collection of antiques and history of Sun Yet Sen during turbulent time of 1900s.
  • A specially trained guide gives an Audio Descriptive (AD) tour for persons who are blind or visually impaired (BVI). They enjoy the experience which brings for the BVI the house and museum to live. Highly recommended!
  • Historic house with a very knowledgeable host. Would recommend if you are interested in the history.

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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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