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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town

(3.9/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Residence of the father of modern China, revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat was based on Penang Island while published as a museum. Sub Yat-Sen and the issue of Sun Yat in the Sun Yat-Sen thing. Japan is also associated with deep Sun Wen, so if you have time, let's go take a look at.
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  • Visited recently with a friend and the guide, Kenny, went out of his way to make sure my friend and I were both well informed of the building's relevance to Dr. Sun Yat Sen's history. He was very thor...  more »
  • The man behind the desk was also our guide. He was very funny and informative and kindly offered us free tea and took our photos. Very interesting to read about Sun Yat Sen.  more »
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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.