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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0006
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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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“boutique hotel” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00, 15:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 4-262 0006
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There's free guide service with ticket. The mansion is not very big, it'll be a bit boring without guide. The guide last for 1hour, and her guide makes the visit interesting, and she told a lot stories back the scene.

Thank sysz
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perhaps the best museum to visit in the area to get a true sense of the history and changes on the island since the early 1900’s. A beautiful restoration and excellent tour with knowledgeable guide. Worth the $17 ringgit. Not easily accessible for those with...More

Thank 780cat
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the guided tour which provide really good insight into Cheong Fatt Tze and the house. however access is limited. You can only see where the guide take you to. The guided tour is good if you really pay attention and follow the guide.

Thank Kailin C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the Sunday afternoon English tour (guided tours are mandatory), and our guide was amazing. She told us insightful stories about the house and its founder. Beside that, the house was beautifully restored and is definitely worth a visit. A must of you visit...More

Thank Alexandrah24
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house was simply stunning and very tastefully done. But even better was our tour guide, the part owner of the house. She was interesting, energetic and very clear. I was engaged from start until end (about 45 minutes). I would love to have eaten...More

Thank geocarr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical architecture. Glad the building is preserved. No walk-ins, and you need to buy a ticket for any of the 3 daily guided tours. Great source of Pernakan culture.

Thank PengSoon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

joined the free tour around the mansion for about half an hour and it was nice. The tour guide explained a lot about the family background and interesting story about Cheong Fatt Tze. The mansion is also a hotel and there's a restaurant with French...More

Thank bun9i
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous Chinese merchant mansion, nothing much has changed over time. All decor and furnishings are either originals or else very good reproductions. The GM is a very amiable and helpful character havjng given us a tour of the place. Good breakfast !

Thank MeInThailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheong Fatt Tze also known as the Blue Mansion operates as a hotel so sightseers are strictly controlled and only allowed into the grounds when tickets go on sale 15 minutes before each 45 minute tour conducted at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm. My tour group...More

Thank Harbiye92
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the guided tour at 3:30. Very informative. Provided lots of background on the restoration and the history of the mansion, you can actually stay at the mansion as they have hotel rooms too and a restaurant.

Thank BnF-Gillis
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