Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi – A resplendent tribute to Chinese culture

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Penang is a state on the Malay Peninsula, with a rich offering of diverse cultures and influences. Visitors to this scenic and tranquil area of Malaysia can enjoy warm Malay hospitality at the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang, a quality Penang Hotel located in the north of Penang Island. A superb Tanjung Bungah Hotel Penang is home to many such hotbeds of hospitality, and to make the most of their stay, visitors should investigate the various cultural offerings on Penang, such as the Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, an ornate clan temple that is a testament to the dominant presence of the Chinese on the island. The Khoo Kongsi is a clan association temple of the Leong San Tong clan (the Dragon Mountain clan), which can trace its ancestors back to the Hokkien province in China. The temple complex boasts a majestic hall bearing intricate embellishments and fine wooden beams marked by master craftsmen in China. The temple itself is dedicated to the clan’s presiding deities and it is home to a gorgeous collection of ancestral tablets. During the seventh lunar month, Chinese operas are staged at the clan house’s theatre. The Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site and is a popular testament to Penang’s Chinese presence.

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