We have taken a family holiday to Penang twice. Last year we went to Penang with our school aged son and the time before that, when he was a toddler.
During our trip to Penang with toddler we took a culture tour; included in this tour was a visit to Penang’s Chinatown.
We start at the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Chayamangkalaram built in 1845 by a Thai Buddhist monk.
Lewis is a little overwhelmed by the ornate serpents guarding the temple and won’t go in.
Inside the temple he misses seeing the famous 33m long reclining Buddha.
Plus more glittering ornate gold Buddha’s, statues and ornaments.
Across the road is the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple built in 1805.
Then we visit Khoo Khonsi a Chinese clan house that was built in 1851 as place to offer support for the Khoo family.
In the courtyard is a an Opera Stage that is still used today.
Have you been to Penang’s Chinatown or another city’s Chinatown?