Enjoy the ornamental architecture of Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clanhouse in George Town's World Heritage-listed area. The Khoo Kongsi clan of wealthy Chinese traders constructed the complex in stages beginning in the 17th century. Today the complex features an ornate and elaborate association building, a traditional theater, and late 19th-century rowhouses. The protected buildings represent good examples of Chinese design, and guided tours elucidate the culture of the clan, their influence on the area, and the history of the clanhouse itself. Make Khoo Kongsi a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town trip planner.
Tours To Khoo Kongsi
Penang City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Half-Day George Town History Private Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 4 hours
Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $82
Duration: 6 hours
Khoo Kongsi Reviews
Well worth the 10 ringgits entry fee. Amazing place and escape from the heat for an hour or so as you wander around the Temple and read about the history. more »
We went here by private car and looked around after paying the small entrance fee. We read the signs on the walls, but didn't get true sense of the history until the driver assumed the role of tour... more »
Lovely original history. No air con as was expected, so do prepare to be warm. I took a star off as there was no dates on any of the accompanying information sheets so I didn't know the age of anything, but do still go and see it.
Very unique and very colourful. A lot of local history to be found here. There's also a small shop in the temple compound which sells souvenirs and postcards. The owners are also super friendly.
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