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  • Ideal for friends
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Tourist Places in Penang

Being one of the most sought-after places in Malaysia, Penang draws a huge flock of tourists every year. An island taking pride in its rich Chinese heritage, this attraction never ceases to impress a tourists who loves to explore. There are a bevy of places to visit in Penang, including historical ruins, museums, temples, preserved forests, and splendid beaches that make an excursion to this place worthwhile. Let’s take a look at the below list comprising some of the best tourist hotspots that you must visit on the island.

Batu Ferringhi Beach: Popular amongst tourists and locals alike, Batu Ferringhi Beach is one of the must-visit places on the island. Head to this tidy stretch of sand dotted with a plethora of resorts, shops, and restaurants located along Jalan Batu Ferringhi, and you are all set to enjoy a perfect sojourn along with your tribe. Choose to either laze around the beach to soak up the sun, or indulge in some activities, such as parasailing, jet skiing, fishing, buggy ride, and banana ride, and let your heartbeat pump up faster than before.

Kek Lok Si: Also referred to as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Buddhist temples located in Southeast Asia. Irrespective of whether you are a religious soul or not, adding this attraction on your Penang sightseeing tour is a must. Housing a large Buddha statue, this architectural marvel is a prominent site for Buddhist devotees. Perched atop the hill station, this scenic temple also has lush gardens and clean ponds that add another charm to the place.

Straits Quay: If you are a shopaholic, save a leisure day during your excursion to the island for a unique shopping experience you would have ever had. Head towards jalan Seri Tanjung, and take delight in a stroll through Straits Quay- one of the astonishing latest additions to the list of the best Penang attractions. Facing the sea, this shopping area is not only replete with a wide spectrum of retail shops, spas, and boutiques but it also has some amazing views to feast your eyes.

Chulia Street Night Market: Famed for its mouth-watering food, mainly influenced by China, Penang is definitely one of the best destinations for a foodie. And again, if you are someone who loves to explore a new destination post the sun goes down, then take our recommendation, and visit Chulia Street Night Market- one of the best places to visit in Penang at night. With a variety of piping-hot dishes including laksa creamy soups, wonton mie, Hainanese chicken rice, carrot cake, and more, there is no dearth of sumptuous delicacies to let you indulge in a delightful experience.

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest: Blessed with serenity and lush greenery, Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is another must-visit places on the island. With a range of enticing experiences, this is one of the Penang attractions catering to all nature lovers where you can ride a bike through the verdant environs, hike up the trails, camp overnight and relax along the flowing stream.

Boasting astonishing architecture, religious traditions, and rich heritage, Penang is worth visiting once-in-a-lifetime for a perfect holiday in Malaysia. Whether you are a religious soul, nature lover, nightcrawler, or an adventure enthusiast, here is something for every fussy traveler!

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Kek Lok Si in Penang

Kek Lok Si is a famous and the largest Buddist temple in Penang, Malaysia. It is visited by pilgrimages from most of the Southeast Asian countries and other countries like Singapore, Philippines, etc. The temple is nestled in the beautiful valleys of Penang and boasts of amazing viewpoints. The main highlight of the temple ...

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  • Temple
  • Religious Tour
  • Ideal for friends
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Penang Hill in Penang

Snuggled about 6 km away from GeorgeTown, the lush and forested area of Penang Hill is the most significant hill resort in Peninsular Malaysia. Perched atop the capital of Penang at a height of about 821 meter, it comprises Tiger Hill, Western Hill, Government Hill, Flagstaff Hill, and Bukit Laksamana, it is also called as ...

  • Sightseeing
  • Hills
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Ideal for friends

Penang National Park in Penang

Earlier known as Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, the Penang National Park is also known as the ‘Bay of Glowing Amber’ because of its splendid sunset views. The park covers an approximate area of 2.77 square km and was set up for the preservation and conservation of the flora and fauna along with the geological, ethnological, h...

  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife
  • Ideal for friends

Fort Cornwallis In Penang

Nestled on the north-eastern coast of Penang Island in a proximity to Penang Clock Tower and Esplanade, the star-shaped bastion, called Fort Cornwallis is one of the most prominent landmarks in the region. Named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis, this attraction is Penang’s one of the oldest European structures, and Malaysia...

  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic views

Ghost Museum in Penang

Are you someone who gets thrilled at hearing something spooky and ghost related? Does the tales of evils and ghosts charge you up? If yes, then Ghost Museum is a place you must try on your next visit to Penang in Malaysia. It is a place that looks small but it will make you slip off your feet. Featuring spooky and horror st...

  • Sightseeing
  • Museum
  • Adventure
  • Ideal for families

Snake Temple In Penang

A chinese temple in Bayan Lepas, Snake Temple is an attraction is Southwest Penang Island district of Penang in Malaysia. The Snake Temple is also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud in most places. The temple was built in the year 1805 for a Buddhist monk, Chor Soo Kong. The Buddhist monk is still holds a high esteem am...

  • Religious Tour
  • Nature
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    Narayana Bettadapura

    Bangalore

    Narayana's 11 days trip to Penang

    First of all both me and my friend had booked the trip together with our families. He booked a different flight for both of us from Singapore to Malaysia and didn't arrange for the pick up from Airport to the hotel in Kuala Lumpur for my friend. Also because of lack of co-ordination, we could not do
    the half day city tour that day and we had to squeeze in this on another day. They had charged us for the fast pass at universal studios in Singapore but finally gave us only the regular pass. We had to separately pay 60 Singapore Dollars per person to purchase that. Overall i would not recommend this agent to anyone. At one point of time we were at mercy of this guy because the plan was not in place and that too this happened after we reached Kuala Lumpur.
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    Hyderabad

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    New delhi

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    Mumbai

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    Bhubaneswar

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    Mikita Shah

    Ahmedabad

    Mikita's 8 days trip to Penang

    Enjoyed family trip to Singapore & Malaysia with Kushark holidays. Mr. Ankush has managed everything very nicely and He was quick in her responses and always supportive. Everything was in order and the best. Perfect Holiday…….. Family trip to Singapore & Malaysia.

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