Khoo Kongsi, Penang Hill
Khoo Kongsi, Penang Hill - Address, Phone Number
Address: 18 Cannon Square, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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