A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History call Home; a peerless paradigm of the Paradigm Chines Courtyard House - the Cheong Fatt Tze "Blue" Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.
Essentially an "heriloom with rooms", today, the Mansion readily bequeaths its charms to visitors who are able to indulge in Exclusive Heritage Homestays; Guided Tours; and Tailored Functions on its premises. Reputedly the favourite home of the "Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China", the Mansion is indoubtedly the favourite home of Georgetown.
The loveliest little courtyard ever! not very big, something about it is very tranquil (perhaps all that feng shui stuff is true? this courtyard is the heart of the house and has the strongest 'chi'). i could sit here for hours and days...
The 110 year old Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is located in George Town, Penang. The most unique feature of this Chinese courtyard mansion is its original indigo-blue paint. It has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. It won the UNESCO's Asia-Pacific Heritage 2000 Award for Conservation.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or otherwise known as the Blue Mansion would have to be one of the most beautifully designed and wealthily restored mansions in Penang! The design and structural placement of this dwelling was built to the best Feng Shui (pronounced fung sui as the Chinese would, not feng schwaaay like most aussies ;D) masters recommendations and is absolutely awe inspiring!