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George Town UNESCO world heritage site

George Town is the capital city of George Town, Penang is Malaysia's third most populous city, The historical core of George Town has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

The oldest portion of the city center has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2008. Recognized as having a "unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia", George Town contains one of the largest collections of pre-war buildings in Southeast Asia.

The World Heritage Site covers nearly 260 ha (2.6 km2) of the city center, roughly bounded by Transfer Road to the west and Pragin to the south.The zone includes the city's administrative precinct, which is home to the most historic landmarks like Fort Cornwallis, City Hall and the Penang State Museum as well as the main Central Business District along Beach Street. The zone also covers various places of worship, such as St. George's Church the Kapitan Keling Mosque and the Goddess of Mercy Temple as well as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the Eastern & Oriental Hotel.

Among the restrictions in force within the zone is a ban on the construction of any structure exceeding 18 m (59 ft) in height, and that any new building which is located adjacent to a historically important structure must not exceed the height of the latter.

George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site is 2.0 kilometres from our hotel. Check out the oldest portion of the city with an array of surprises waiting for you to discover!

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