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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Learn about a life of grandeur in 19th-century Penang on a tour of Cheong Fatt Tze, aka the Blue Mansion. Book admission to the famed George Town landmark and gain insight into its eclectic architecture and heritage, based on the lavish lifestyle of its former resident.
  • Guided tour of the Blue Mansion in George Town
  • Learn about the opulent lifestyle of Cheong Fatt Tze
  • Discover period architecture and its influences
  • Admission ticket and tour included
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Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Please come to the side entrance (to the left as you face the mansion) to enter. It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 mins before the tour starts

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
While monumentally traditional in design, the Blue Mansion's eclectic architecture exemplifies 19th-century Malaysia, when the British Empire and Chinese kingdoms converged. Use your admission ticket for a guided tour, conducted three times daily.

You'll wander through opulent courtyards and rooms once belonging to Cheong Fatt Tze, a legendary figure who held the monikers of 'Rockefeller of the East,' 'J.P. Morgan of China,' and the 'Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China.'

Discover the architectural intricacy of his beloved mansion and the labor of love that went into the restoration of this now-iconic hotel. Learn how the design of the Blue Mansion demonstrated both Cheong Fatt Tze’s deepening fascination with Western artisanship and his rising stature as a Chinese official.
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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Take a step back into the past on the remarkable journey of Cheong Fatt Tze and his rise from a mere ‘bearer of river water’ to his legendary status as the Rockefeller of the East, J.P. Morgan of China and the Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion also operates as a hotel. We ask for your understanding that there will be certain areas that are inaccessible to public tours as we are obliged to respect the privacy of staying guests as well.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Second visit
, Mar 2020
This is the second time that I have taken this tour. More of the mansion was open to the public the last time I was here and the tour was longer. The current tour is still interesting and informative even if there is less to see.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Leebyth, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour !The tour covers the historical aspect as well as the restoration of the mansion, and for a different experience you can also come and dine with us at Indigo, enjoy the weekend guzheng performances at the bar, or even check-in and stay at our beautiful rooms. We hope to see you again soon. The Blue Mansion Team
Historic and iconic
, Nov 2019
Beautifully and authentically restored.. Our guide Sally was both entertaining and educational. Worthwhile for anyone with interests in historical and architectural details
, Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Blue Mansion, our guide was Terry andxshe was extremely informative and entertaining..truly a beautiful building and not to be missed!
This tour was massively overpriced...
Hayley K
, Jul 2017
This tour was massively overpriced. If you queue at the gate you will pay RM17 so less than half the price of this trip. The building itself is beautiful but with the 100 people being shown round at the same time, it ends up being a boring experience with little ability to hear the guide nor see what they are talking about. Overall a massive waste of time and money.
Was very informative. Guide was...
, Feb 2017
Was very informative. Guide was hilarious and very engaging. I can still remember the way she told the story. very memorable. Highly recommended.

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