Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

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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. Plan your Sun Yat Sen Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in George Town using our George Town trip planner .
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  • To maintain an old space. Grandkids Mr. Zhongshan is not easy. The hard part of this space remains the same, and the software part can be more fully authentic. Should be able to add to the history or information of the revolutionary sympathizers or participants in 檳 City.
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  • It is a residence is located about 10 minutes ' walk from the Cometa Tower Chinese revolutionaries, Sun Wen had been based in Penang. I had lived in Penang when Wen did not know until now, when I was a student learned in history. General Wen's belongings were exhibited, so we were appreciated.
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  • It was so fun to be greeted by an interesting guy who is so passionate about history! Initially we felt a bit intimated by the man but his love and knowledge of history really enagaged us. If history ...  more »
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  • Historic base when Dr.Sun Yat Sen live.in Penang. You can talk a walk along Armenian street to this building l. Easy to find. Very interest story and beautiful inside the house.
  • Highly recommended historical site. This is the actual location where Sun Yat Sen set up base in Penang. I'm not even a museum person and I actually appreciated it.
  • Excellent value for money and a real insight into the architecture, belongings and setting from the film recorded in Penang. This is a small museum which is more like a local house but was one of the sets for the film about Sun Yet Sen. There is an array of antique furniture and household items including pottery, tools and artwork.
  • Awesome museum. Well worth a visit. Helpful and informative worker!
  • I already try to offer my great grandfather old document with voluntary fund, he is a reverend & also had strong connection with Dr Sun Yat Sen, I try to ask for the answer & clarity several time, give the best deal, but still got no reply

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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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