Penang, Malaysia 10200
Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse.
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If you are looking for an interesting place in Penang, look no further. For a meager price of RM10, you can see the entire Khoo Kongsi area, with all the traditional and old buildings retained. Many of the parts have been restored, and the carvings from the past look absolutely beautiful. It is a great tourist attraction, especially when you want to take some photos.
You can also learn much about the history of Khoo Kongsi, their ancestors, descendants and many more. Overall, this is a must go attraction.
This is an awesome attraction spot for tourists and locals alike. It is one of my favorite places to bring my friends who have not visited the place and I enjoy going back over and over again to take photos and introduce the place to them. I personally feel that nobody in the world should miss the opportunity to visit.
Before you can begin you need to purchase a ticket for RM 10 for an adult . You need to stick the sticker somewhere on your body that is visible before the 'nice' guards will permit you to enter the compound. Once inside you are treated to a majestic building full of Chinese carvings. I think I spent 20 minutes taking various photos of the building on the outside. Inside, it is even better as there are Chinese influenced artifacts everywhere that ranges from golden Chinese tablets to paintings of 18 gods on the wall.
There are many signboards in English so you will never be at a loss as to what you are looking at and you will definitely know of it's significance. Simply a marvelous place to visit.