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The KhooKongsi is an elaborate Chinese clanhouse that is situated in Penang, Malaysia. The KhooKongsi is the best-known clanhouse in all of Penang and features highly ornamented architecture that makes it one of the most unique structures in the country and one of its most popular historic attractions. The Khoo family was a family of affluent traders from South China, and they built the KhooKongsi in 1851 as a place for members of the clan to stay and congregate. Now the KhooKongsi is a major tourist attraction in Penang and often hosts singing performances.

  • Visit Penang during the seventh lunar month, and you can see a performance of the Chinese opera at the KhooKongsi, a unique cultural experience for visitors to Malaysia.
  • Explore the altar room at the KhooKongsi, and you can see the beautiful ancestral tablets that are used to honour the ancient patrons of the Khoo family in Penang.
  • Walk around the exterior of the KhooKongsi to see the highly ornate design details that include sculptures and carvings that represent different gods.

KhooKongsi is not far from the city centre of Penang, so you can get there easily using a combination of public transportation. The best way to get there via public transport is to take the Penang Metro and get off at the ET Real Estate/Jalan Kampung Kolam station. From there, you can either walk the rest of the way to the KhooKongsi or catch a bus that will take you to the front entrance. Visitors should be warned that you have to book tours well in advance and they fill up quickly, especially during holidays.

Hotels near Khoo Kongsi

53 hotels near Khoo Kongsi

1 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.7 / 5 26 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

Eastern and Oriental Hotel invites leisure and corporate travellers to luxurious accommodations set right in the centre of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this all-suite hotel,... More

2 Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

4 stars
3.9 / 5 58 reviews

25-A Farquhar Street Map

Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang welcomes business and leisure travellers with attentive service and comfortable accommodations set in a warm and inviting surroundings. The stylish hotel offers... More

3 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 40 reviews

33, New Lane (off Macalister Road) Map

Sunway Hotel Georgetown is an elegantly appointed accommodation that offers convenient access to cultural and corporate sites of Penang. While on a Penang holiday, tourists should not miss a chance... More

4 Museum Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

No 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor Map

Housed in a restored historic building, Museum Hotel Penang invites travellers to a cosy boutique-style retreat with a private museum set in the heart of this heritage-rich city in Penang. While in... More

5 Hotel Royal Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

No 3 Jalan Larut Map

Hotel Royal Penang offers upscale accommodations located near the financial district, suitable for corporate and leisure travellers visiting this side of Malaysia. Tourists at this Penang hotel can... More

6 23 Lovelane Penang

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

23, Love Lane Map

This quaint and charming 10 rooms property is situated in the heart of Georgetown Penang and was originally a private residence owned by European and local family. Facilities and amenities includes... More

7 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

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Whether in Georgetown for business or leisure, Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang) welcomes visitors with gracious hospitality to their elegantly appointed accommodations and fine... More

8 Yeng Keng Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

362, Chulia Street Map

Housed in a 19th-century abode in the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of George Town, Yeng Keng Hotel is a boutique heritage sanctuary offering contemporary facilities and central location.... More

9 GLOW Penang

3 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews

101 Macalister Road Map

GLOW Penang welcomes travellers with comfortable spaces set centrally in the vibrant and heritage-rich Penang capital, close to must-visit local attractions and public transportation. While in... More

10 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

Hotel Penaga invites travellers to a historic boutique-style retreat equipped with modern comforts conveniently set in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. This tastefully decorated... More