Khoo Kongsi

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  • Address: 18 Cannon Square, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-42614609
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids

About Khoo Kongsi, Penang Hill

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

  • 46.57% of people start their Khoo Kongsi visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Khoo Kongsi

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

91.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Khoo Kongsi

People normally club together Lebuh Chulia and Pinang Peranakan Mansion while planning their visit to Khoo Kongsi.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • 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.

  • A well maintained and beautiful temple. Quick visit as it's not too big but has a good amount of informational posters / stands in it describing the history of the place.

  • Came from KL to Penang and wanted to see what the city had to offer. The Khoo Kongsi is full of history that brings light to the understanding of the cultural melting pot that is Malaysia. The lovely owners of the shop enlightened us to the free puppet show that was happening the next evening. We came back to the awe inducing spectacle of lights that brilliantly displays the intricate architecture. Its quite the sight. The puppet show was both emotional and inspiring, and free for crying out loud. A true treasure.

  • Well kept historical building great for wonderful photography moment. It has an open space in the middle of the premise with stage available and it can be rented for special occasion. Street food hawkers can be called in for special catering services. It's a pity that the washroom were not taken care very well where you will find the flusher either failed to function or it's at a very unhygienic condition.

  • Grand Temple is owned by the richest Chinese Clan in Malaysia. This Temple named LEONG SAN TONG which means DRAGON MOUNTAIN HALL, is in World Heritage area of ​​UNESCO in George Town. Amazed to see the architecture and ornament of this temple is a lot of detail and red color. Khoo Kongsi is one of the union of Chinese descendants of the HOKKIAN tribe that triumphed on the peninsula of Malaysia. The history of their existence can be traced back to 650 years

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