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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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Address: 14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-262 0006
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11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is the official "attraction" listing for the Cheong Fatt Tze...

This is the official "attraction" listing for the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion on TripAdvisor. There is also a listing for the hotel - please search for the same name under "Hotels" on Tripadvisor.

Come Home to Historic Splendour

'ONE OF 10 GREATEST MANSIONS IN THE WORLD' LONELY PLANET 2011

A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History calls Home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze “Blue” Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.

Essentially an ‘heirloom with rooms’, today, the Mansion readily bequeaths its charms to visitors who are able to indulge in Exclusive Heritage Homestays; **Guided Tours; and Tailored Functions on its premises. Reputedly the favourite home of the “Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China”, the Mansion is undoubtedly the favourite home of George Town.

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Cheong Fatt Tze George Town Penang: The Blue Mansion Guided Tour
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US$37.50*
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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One of the places that you must visit in Penang! A lot of history contained in the Blue Mansion. Remember to book in advance as there are timings for the guided tours in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the places that you must visit in Penang! A lot of history contained in the Blue Mansion. Remember to book in advance as there are timings for the guided tours in English/Chinese (tours are ~45mins so make sure you have ample time).

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When this house was still in disrepair the actor, Catherine Deneuve, visited it for a opium den scene in the movie 'Indochine'. Since then it's been renovated and most of the house is now a hotel but there is still the centre section which you can visit. It's interesting but in my opinion probably doesn't deserve being in Lonely Planets... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spend some quality time here to admire the history and the art that has been painstakingly adorn by artist.

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Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interetsing place with history associated to it. Dress casually.The weather can be quite ht and the place is not air conditioned.At the most it will take a couple of hours for the whole visit. Try not to wear very short skirt high heels as there is ascending and descending of stairs. Advise you to bring a camera along.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Blue Mansion English tour. The tour guide was really good and passionate about her subject. Unfortunately people are only allowed into a few rooms. Very disappointing and I would recommend that people save their money and do the Peranakan House Museum tour instead ( a totally different museum). We felt ripped off.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait outside in the sun for gates to open. There are three tour times and we were there for 3pm for 3:30pm tour. No customer service or place to sit or any shade while we all waited for gate to open. Just an old mansion with not much to see or experience. They take you to two or... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was amazing and made the tour excellent. The history and displayed items were interesting and well explained.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had study fengshui for a while. it was interesting to know that how peranakan apply fengshui metaphysics in their architectural design, how the air flow or water flow going to keep the mansion feel refreshing. Guide was very detailed-explain and knowledgeable.i would recommended visit cheong fatt tze maision rather than other peranakan museum due to it demonstrates vividly how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there to check the ticket and the opening time of the place. Arrived at the gate i saw that this place only can be seen by guided tour. Fine, so i walked in to see at where i can book the ticket. Met the gate guard and he yelled at me "hey, what do you want?" then i... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour at Cheong Fatt Tze is a great way to learn about the building, city and its history. The tour guide, Christine, was a very eloquent, animated and engaging speaker which made the whole tour very enjoyable to listen. I learnt a lot in 1 hour and had time to take some beautiful photos of the hotel. It's a... More 

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