We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 318 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
  • 114
    Very good
  • 29
  • 0
  • 1
Good place for watching local life

OK place for watching the busy street life of George Town. Busy, noizy and unfamiliar smells. Good selection of shops and restaurants as everywhere in George Town.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stavanger, Norway

Similar Things to Do in George Town

Add Photo Write a Review

318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 197: English reviews
Stavanger, Norway
Level Contributor
210 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK place for watching the busy street life of George Town. Busy, noizy and unfamiliar smells. Good selection of shops and restaurants as everywhere in George Town.

Thank Fjodolf1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great street for some history, food, souvenirs, and a starting point to the whole Georgetown area. Close to Armenian Street and Kimberely Street.

Thank seasonclauss
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,207 reviews
433 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 981 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a rickshaw for the day and our driver took us around this street. It was great seeing everyone carrying on with their daily life. They have great temples and some interesting looking shops and restaurants.

1 Thank Saintlysinner
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
687 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannon Street crosses with Armenian Street. Big cat art and a beautiful mosque at the end of Cannon Street. Be sure not to sit on the chair coming out of the wall with the little boy stretching as it's only held up by a couple of rusty nails...and a sewerage drain run is below it. Just a tip to stop... More 

2 Thank JH72
Brigg, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

After visiting Armenian Street you will fall upon this street, nice temple on it to look at, you can grab a rikshaw here as well if you are feeling a little tired. You can also get onto the Heritage trail from this street as well which is ok but well spread out.

Thank Kep70
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A nice street to walk on with lots of shops around and lots to see and buy gifts, the total walk wont be more than 20 to 30 mins. You can see street art on some walls too. you see Rickshaws there and can take pics too

Thank honey k
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I recommend this place for walking as there are many historical buildings and street art to see. Bring your camera along because I guarantee you that there would be a lot of photo taking with your loved ones or friends.

Thank Theworldexplorer12
Level Contributor
82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Same than armenian street, a lot of small shop, restaurant, small bar, nice atmosphère, you will find street art, people living there really friendly !

Thank Frédéric H
Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was in Penang for two nights with my wife. After our busy day, we took long walks around the area and ended up at Cannon Street. It's definitely a nice environment to take walks and to just relax in the evenings. I really appreciated the architecture as well as it was very different to my home country and something... More 

1 Thank ashendesilva
Level Contributor
125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

No cannons in Cannon street, just like there are no Armenians in Armenian street, but the names hint at what the places were meant or used for in earlier days. Cannon street is very much like Armenian street in all other aspects though, with the same mix of clan temple, cafes, street food and art.

1 Thank Robert d

Travellers who viewed Cannon Street also viewed

George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island

Been to Cannon Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cannon Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?