PENANG FAMOUS HERITAGE ATTRACTION - KHOO KONGSI
PENANG KHOO KONGSI - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE TEMPLE
Location : UNESCO World Heritage Site, GeorgeTown City Penang
Penang Khoo Kongsi is located within Cannon Square, the early Chinese immigrant settlement regions within Georgetown Heritage Zone. 'Kongsi' in local Hokkien dialect literally means association, meaning the only clan members with the same family surname of 'Khoo' can register to become associated members of the 'kongsi'. In the past, Chinese immigrants who migrated from the same village district in China hometown, mostly came from the same home district (clan ) and usually carried the same family or clan surname. Ancestral tables of deceased members of Khoo Kongsi can be placed at the altar there for family members to pay their respect when visiting the temple during Chinese festive memorial occasions. This clanhouse is truly a unique heritage site of bygone era Chinese architecture and deco craftsmanship.
Penang Travel Tips :
Visitors can also visit other different heritage architectural buildings located nearby, within the same zone along Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Acheh. The 'GeorgeTown Heritage Incorporated' management support office is at Lebuh Acheh junction where visitors can drop by for enquiries.
Penang Public Bus Service - By Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd
Bus Route Numbers : CAT , 301 , 302 , 303 , 401
' CAT ' is the City Hop-On Free Shuttle Bus , which goes around designated heritage zone of GeorgeTown Heritage Site .