Last week, I started about the Khoo Kongsi, on the detailed and exquisite craftsmanship of the wood and stone work, here, 'Into the details of Khoo Kongsi, Penang', but only managed to cover the exterior.
The Khoo Kongsi stands out as one of the most prominent clan houses outside of China due to the ornate and rich detailed work, on its exterior as well as the interior of its temple, the Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi (literally meaning Dragon Mountain Hall of the Khoo Association)
I promised the interior and some of the outer buildings in another post, so here today, I shall complete my pictorial story... proving that the Khoo Kongsi is definitely a must-visit when in Penang!
but don't underestimate the inside...
Complemented by the green porcelain perforated tiles...
Ancestral worship ~ an important part of the Chinese culture
Here, ancestral tablets are kept in one of the administration buildings
They are arranged according to the person's hierarchy
Gold gleams from within the darkened prayer hall...
What a feast for your eyes!
The ceilings here are impressive!
More of the trusses and eaves, fully decorated with painted scenes
Crossbeams and pillars are not left out
on wall borders
or depicts a scene from an olden day tale...
Khoo Kongsi in lights is also a sight to behold
This was a photo I took from one of my last visits, in 2012
Just to give you an idea of the temple highlighted in lights
My recent visit to Penang was an eye-opener as well as a re-visiting of familiar places. Previous posts on my visit:
1 - 'A many faceted Pearl' ~ Introduction post
2 - 'Caturday is alive and well in Penang!'
3 - 'It's the gold that brought me here...!!!'
4 - 'The Crossing (aka The Arrival)'
5 - ' How much is that kitty in the window...? '
6 - 'Clan jetties at dusk' ~ a monochrome introduction
7 - 'Out on the jetties...'
8 - 'Into the details of Khoo Kongsi, Penang'