Khu Kongsi CLAN House Museum Penang

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Khoo Kongsi clan Museum is a house museum once owned by members of the Chinese Khu clan who immigrated to Penang from southern China in the 8th century. It was at that time that the Chinese community began to form in Penang, and the purpose of the clan houses was a meeting of elders, where important matters were discussed in the circle of a large family, religious and secular holidays were celebrated.

Rich clans competed with each other in the construction of such houses, and therefore they were striking in their splendor and refinement, and could well compete in luxury with royal palaces. Khu Kongxi's House is one of those. Built in 1850, it has now been turned into a museum and it is possible to admire the magnificent architecture and get acquainted with the history of the clan. In addition to the original architecture of the house preserved in perfect condition, there is also a small museum telling about the life and life of the Chinese community in the 19th century, about the history of the Khu Kongxi clan. There is also an art gallery. By the way, in Penang Clan Houses of modern Chinese communities still continue to exist and operate, but tourists are not allowed to enter there.

This attraction is not mandatory to visit, but if you find yourself nearby, be sure to look here. Get a lot of impressions and be able to make beautiful photos.

🌐 Website: khookongsi.com.my

🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 17:00.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: 10 ringgit; children under 12 years-1 ringgit; children under 5 years-free.

🚶   How to get there: Khu kongsi house museum is located in Old Town Georgetown at 18, Lebu Cannon (House Museum on the map). You can get there on a free shuttle bus, getting off at Stop number 15 (Kampung Kolam), also buses number 301, 302, 303, 401

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