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Located within UNESCO Heritage Site

Georgetown is a predominantly Chinese city and there are 3 areas which developed over different periods of the city's history which can be described as Chinatown. The Old... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Must to visit Penang ! Experience the cultures , the foods , the heritage, the lovely people. Local stalls , street foods at love lane is my favorite!

Thank dorisc983
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Easy walking from the Eastern and oriental or the Blue Mansion. The sites and delightful smells of Chinese food and durian! Couple this walk with Armenia street and Little India. You won't get a short list of places to eat! Beware of pickpockets.

1 Thank JH72
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Chinatown kind of runs into Little India, lots of temples and ancestor alters, I like strolling here late at night to see the incense and candles burning. In the early morning have a hot soy milk and Chinese donut to start your day :) Make sure to duck into a temple or two and read the informative posters along the... More 

Thank LisaFreeBirdCafe
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

lovely to wander around and feel like in China. Great places to eat around if youre brave to explore street food. Beautiful!

Thank Candela M
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I was visited Penang at July. And really surprised with this island. Too much chinese in here so they have lot of chinese stuff. When we came, they have some festival (sorry I was forgot about the name) and some locals was sell food and another things. I really enjoy with the festival and food as well. I love Rujak!... More 

Thank amandakiky
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

The town is certainly worth seeing but don't expect too much - just take it for what it is. There are high rise hotels all along the coast and it is recognised as a World Heritage Area. The shops close at Chinese New Year but otherwise than that there is little India, Chinatown, lots of cheal shops and a quite... More 

Thank joy l
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

i followed a map to chinatown.. to then be told that it was Little india .. but on my map little India is in a different place.. there are more India shops than .. china town places .. like Kuala lumpur has a big chinatown.. where is Penang's ..

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

I was surprised that about half the shops were closed on a Saturday. I had walked through Campbell and Kimberly, the 2 main streets of the so-call Chinatown. All buildings are 2 storied shophouses. Campbell have many goldsmith shops and wholesale clothing shops. Kimberly is more interesting, at least for me and my family. There were more hawker food(main reason... More 

Thank Keith L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Georgetown is a predominantly Chinese city and there are 3 areas which developed over different periods of the city's history which can be described as Chinatown. The Old Chinatown was quite small and was the original area designated for Chinese immigrants. It starts at the Kuan Yin Temple in China Street from Beach Street to Pitt Street. It is probably... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

I believe that penang does not officially have a china town like petaling street in KL. they do have street vendors selling all kinds of chinese food and delicacies. I believe penang road cannot be considered as china town.

Thank jeff1955malaysia

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