Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Penang's most famous mansion
What we say:
This famous mansion was originally built by a Chinese merchant who arrived at the turn of the 19th century. In a classic rags-to-riches story, he ended up with this stunning courtyard mansion, which was used for the filming of Indochine in 1993. It has been restored to its original beauty and is home to a museum depicting the life and lifestyle of Cheong Fatt Tze.
Guided tours twice a day take visitors through this eclectic architectural masterpiece, boasting fine artwork, feng shui-inspired windows, antique furniture, intricately detailed carved pillars and doors, and much more. The museum by day turns into luxury accommodation at night and is also used for private weddings.
The Blue Mansion, as it is also known, is surrounded by high-rise hotels near Jalan Penang on Lebuh Leith.
More details14 Lebuh Leith, Georgetown
Opening Hours: Guided tours at 11:00 and 15:00 daily
Last updated: 24th June, 2009
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