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Sun Yat Sen Museum, George Town
(3.9/5 based on 260+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Very informative and it offers great insights into the rich Chinese history and culture of Penang. The care takers are very helpful and knowledgeable, and if you ask them, they can tell you the whole ...  more »
  • if you are one who like history, you would enjoy listening to the narration of the host explaining the story of Sun Yat Sen. But there are some antiques that are worth seeing 
  • I visited this on really hot day and it was very pleasant to enter this cool house. Sun Yat Sen is the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. I was greeted by one of the caretak...  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.