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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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Today
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 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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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

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Fascinating Insights of a Rich Chinaman in Penang

Fascinating property that tells the story of Chinaman Cheong Fatt Tze who rose to much wealth and power in South-east Asia thanks to sheer ambition and business acumen. Mansion... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating property that tells the story of Chinaman Cheong Fatt Tze who rose to much wealth and power in South-east Asia thanks to sheer ambition and business acumen. Mansion with 5 courtyards and 38 rooms is now a hotel and also housed a restaurant. Front area is condoned off as the museum bit. Daily 45-min tours in English take place... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's just a house but if you come, you will know a story about a talent man, Cheong Fatt Tze. How he builds his career, his house & how it is destroyed. I don't recommend stay here because it looks old & grey atmosphere. And I love the chocolate museum near by this house :D

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I find it interesting only the guide started to tell the story of blue mansion and the history of cheong fatt tze. The english guide is knowledgeable and really passionate about it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's guided tour only, which takes around 45 minutes but really worth it. You will get to learn a lot about the history of this mansion.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very informative and it was interesting but only an apparent small part was open to public as the remainder seemed to be a hotel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beyond pleased with the decision to take the tour of the mansion. Our tour guide was wonderful and we learned a great deal about Cheong Fatt Tze, the mansion itself, as well as characteristics of Chinese feng shui. I can only highly recommend a visit and tour of this place.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first came here, I really enjoyed the tour. Now, there's nothing to really see as the rooms have been converted into a B&B and a restaurant. You only see the first floor. More time is spent listening to the guide talk about this history than talking about the house. At the 2nd floor, you get to see boards... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is beautiful and well maintained. We followed the guided tour, and the tour guide was very good. Her explanations were interesting and detailed, from history to Chinese fung shui. Though we could only see a few places in the mansion, there were also some artifacts to be seen. Worth a visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there but didn't get the opportunity to enter as I missed the schedule for group visits as they don't allow visitors to walk in at anytime freely. They apparently have only 3 slots daily and you must purchase the ticket 15-30 min before the scheduled group tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but tour based. You cannot linger on your own in the mansion. No photography is allowed. Good place to see the culture. They offer accommodation as well which can be found in their website

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