Khoo KongsiCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 18 Cannon Square, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +60-42614609
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Khoo Kongsi - Review
Hidden in a maze of alleys and pre-war houses is the breathtakingly beautiful Khoo Kongsi – clanhouse built by the early Khoo clanmen more than 100 years ago. Three tucked away entrances at Cannon Street, Beach Street and Armenian Street will lead you the magnificent structure built on a beautiful courtyard.
The Khoo Kongsi Leong San Tong (which means ‘Dragon Mountain Hall’) clan house stands proud as a symbol of tradition, culture and values.
In 1901, the Leong San Tong was almost burned to the ground on the eve of the Chinese New Year. Five years later, a new Indo-Malay bungalow with Fujian temple and prayer pavilion stood in its place, signaling the re-birth of one of the most majestic clan houses in South East Asia.
Inside the clanhouse, elaborate murals and carvings tell of a rich history. Gold name plaques hang on the walls honouring those who have done the clan proud.
Founded by Hokkien immigrant workers who came to Penang to seek greater fortune, the clanhouse was set up promote clan solidarity and to foster Confucian core values such as filial piety and respect for the elders.
Khoo Kongsi Information
- The peace of the religious place should be maintained at all times.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is prohibited.
How To reach Khoo Kongsi by Public Transport
- Trishaw/ taxi or on foot.
Restaurants Near Khoo Kongsi
- Edelweiss Cafe
- My Own Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Khoo Kongsi
95% of people who visit Penang Hill include Khoo Kongsi in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.62% of people start their Khoo Kongsi visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Khoo Kongsi
91.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Khoo Kongsi
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Khoo Kongsi, Penang Hill Reviews
Not a single soul was present, except for the guard standing there to point you towards the direction to the ticket counter. Not even much visitors, I only see 2 other teenagers walking around aimlessly and paying for the ticket just to get in and they just didn’t know what to do next, much of the same reaction like me when I entered. Ticket is RM10 for 1 adult. Just a historical site, nothing much to look at or do, quite disappointing.
Fabulous architecture with lots of sculptures, drawing, well kept, gorgeous and rich in history. Highly skilled craftsmanship you have to see to belief it. Also, it has an exhibition that explains history behind this place and Penang and the history of Chinese influence and culture. Must see place
Fantastic experience, workmanship and design unbelievable. Best to get there early to avoid massive queues at peak times.
A well preserved historical building. The history of the surname clans is well documented in the building. The entrance fee is rm10 which I find it expensive because I am usually the one who bring friends over to this place to visit. They have something like a frequent entrance pass or something. Well, in short, this place is worth visiting. And of course it's definitely a good place to do photo shooting.
Great historical building. We visited right at opening and had the place almost to ourselves.
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