Penang National Park in Penang, Malaysia
Discover the flora and fauna of the beautiful National Park in Penang
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Best time to visit
Nov - Jan
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About 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, historical and archeological aspects of the place. It is rich in its natural heritage with more than 1,000 plant species and 271 species of wildlife. Diverse terrestrial habitats in the area like the rare meromictic lake, mangroves, mudflats and a vast hill dipterocarp forest are also covered in the conservation plan of the park.
Trekking at Penang National Park
This Penang National Park tour takes you to the exciting beaches of Pantai Kerachut and Pantai Kampi. As the trekking starts you are supposed to walk for around an hour and a half to reach your first stop which is the Monkey Beach paradise. On your way, see the giant lizard, mind-blowing butterflies, and crazy beaches like Teluk Ailing. You can also visit the Muka Head Lighthouse from here and retrace your path to reach Teluk Ailing again. Trek to Pentai Kerachut and enjoy the attractions there.
Attractions in Pantai Kerachut
Meromictic Lake is one of three unique lakes in Asia with two different layers of water. The bottom layer comprises of warm salt water while the upper layer is made up of fresh water from rain and rivers. Visit the park in the months of May to November which is the monsoon season. You can indulge in swimming in the lake and experience a soulful feeling of both warm cool fresh water all over your skin. You can even enjoy a mud spa and come across creatures like small crabs etc. if you visit the place during low tides.
Turtle Hatchery and Conservation Centre is responsible for taking steps of conservation to prevent turtle extinction. Get to see Turtle species like the Green turtle or Chelonia Mydas and Olive Ridley turtle or Lepidochelys Olivacea. These sea turtles are amongst the world’s smallest species which pay their visit to this island to lay eggs regularly. Don’t forget to book in advance for the turtle release session which you can enjoy with your loved ones for a unique experience.
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Batu Ferringhi Night Market in Penang
When you visit Penang in Malaysia, do not forget to pay a visit to Batu Ferringhi, which has an astonishing seashore along with amazing beach activities for the travelers. The Batu Ferringhi nightlife is inclusive of a very famous night market known as Pasar Malam in the local language and is a one-stop spot for all the nee...
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Tropical Spice Garden In Penang
Tropical Spice Garden in Penang is spread in an area of 8 acres, where one can witness around 500 different species of flora and fauna. Located on the road from Teluk Bahang junction, the park has three beautiful garden trails that take you through splendid streams, waterfalls, and few figures and structures made from reuse...
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Street Art In Penang
Penang in Malaysia is famous for a plethora of things but the one thing the draws maximum attention is Penang street art. Thus, making walking through Penang an enthralling activity itself. People flock to this state from all around the world to witness the marvel of wall painted art. Moreover, there is no doubt the Pengang...
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Harsha's 5 days trip to PenangDear A1 tours, I had booked a langkawi trip for 5 days. My trip was arranged by Anjali from A1 tours.My stay was at Vivanta rebak island . It was an wonderful stay and trip was awesome. I opted for two days sight seeing for Langkawi cable car and island hopping .It was a mind blowing experience. Me and my husband enjoyed a lot. Thank you to Anjali who had taken care of everything . It was easier to communicate with her and she was responding quickly to my queries. It was a hassle-free one. Thank you Dr Harsha and Dr Arjun
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Ms's 6 days trip to PenangKKINGS MAN Travels has done a beautiful arrangements well planned by the Mrs SHALU who has done the trip Itaneeary perfectly with out waisting the time & extra money, on behalf of the group members I thank mrs Shalu once again & also to Travel Triangle. Best memory is the boat ride from Langkawi to Hopping Island .
Irfan's 5 days trip to PenangAll is good, thank you for etrip info travels pvt ltd, and travel triangle for better traveling experience, thank you again. Best memories of dubai, Burj khalifa, Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and all
Ayush's 7 days trip to PenangEverything was very good. Nice experience with Klarful Vacations (Travel Triangle). Only thing I didn't liked is the Langkawi hotel accomodation.
Bala's 7 days trip to PenangTrip went good without any major issues. However, agents can improve few things like suggesting home food restaurants and climate conditions. Though we surf ourselves over internet, but I believe they would know better. Flight bookings should be improvised so that customers need not to wait long hours in airports and connecting flights, maintaining minimal time for check-in/visa processing should be enough. Also, there are places where it took more than 2 hours just to pass the queue. Travel agents should bring this upfront and alternatives, so that customer could plan accordingly.
Amia's 5 days trip to PenangHello Rohini, As discussed in mail earlier, we got a very poor service agent Ms Ruchi Jain from Flying Feet. She add the invoice for mangrove tour in our itinerary but it was not arranged with local agent. Flying feet has mentioned that they will refund the extra amount taken for the tour. Overall this spolied the langkawi tour for us. Kuala Lumpur was better.
Karthik's 4 days trip to PenangOverall I wanted to thank Kalpana Tours for arranging our KL Trip itinerary for 2 days but here's the thing lot could have been done to make my booking experience from OK to WOW easily . Everything was booked and had no issues during the trip but my booking experience was not so pleasant. 1) Quote was given around Oct '19 and payment almost done by Nov '19. But here's the thing we got our KL Visa applied on 13 Jan 2020 with gazillion follow ups and updates to Sourav. 2) Being frank to customers seems to be a big problem here, every time I ask for vouchers, the standard answer "give me some time sir. You will be given all vouchers n 24 hrs" which we got just 2 days before trip. Imaging your travel tension when just days ago is your trip and you havent got any update on your travel plans. Its that scary not sure why the agency doesnt understand that 3) Driver pick up from airport was good but had t wait for like for sold 30 mins for cab. 4) The driver Jaya Prakash who turned up to be our assigned driver every day(which even he didn't knew until end of previous day drop) seem to be completely lost in the city and always gave a weird face on asking what must see here, what food are must try , some interesting places - he says the regular tourist places. I mean WOW - slow claps.. Drivers in general to me make your travel experience to another level and in this case he made it very average. 5) He picked us and dropped on time and so no issues on that but I felt as a local he could given us some good recommendations than going n wasting our time in places like Central Market KL and few more.. 6) Also there is concern on the reachability on Travel Agent guide assigned (Abhishek) was on leave like forever and his number was always switched. Zillion tmes raised to travel triangle customer care turned to deaf ears as the concern of delayed vouchers was heard but never responded or followed up. Shit job on the guide from TT as well i this case. Overall, though the vouchers and arrangement didn't cause us any problem, the overall delay and tension created done in booking to dispatching the vouchers from Sourav of Kalpana tours and the lack of follow up and accountability from TT Guide assigned to this , makes me not so a BIG FAN of this tour agent to recommend unless I see a logical reason of why they wont proactively keep the customer updated on progress of booking. I had to be on whatsapp for like ever to get updates. The stress and tension it added isn't worth it and definitely not so encouraging to rank you any more...
Srinivasan's 5 days trip to PenangI am happy to share the positive feedback about the agent. Everything was arranged on time - tickets, VISAs, itinerary. The agents at Langkawi were prompt at their pickup, friendly and professional. At Kuala Lumpur, we had minor issues regarding SICs, otherwise everything else went well. Rocking trips really did a good job. They also agreed to change the hotel after one hotel was booked at Langkawi. Thanks to Mr. Harman and Parmesh for co-ordinating well.
Sameer's 5 days trip to PenangMalaysia Pre trip experience was horrible during flight booking. The flight had got rescheduled and the agent had cancelled my tickets. Both TT and the Agent were hell bent on putting the blame on me and had asked me to provide proof that airlines didnt cancel the ticket or bear the extra cost of revised ticket. Somehow scraped through that. After that it was smooth sailing. Agent response was very poor, I had to chase him for everything. After payment TT advisor never called once. In fact I spoke to my advisor first time after 2 months of booking trip. Hotel in Langkawi was bad, wouldnt recommend to anyone. The agency chosen in Malaysia was good and their planning was accurate and meticulous. Overall, TT experience was Ok - would like to try again One suggestion, keep some money pending to be paid after the trip to improve agent response.
Nikhil's 7 days trip to PenangHotel in KL could have been better and also the information about tours and timings should have been shared before. Water sports in Langkawi which was not organized by tt. Also Genting Highlands in KL.
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Penang experiences hot and humid climate all year round, but it is suggested that you visit Penang between December and March to experience a fairly cool climate condition.
The climate is humid on the beaches and it is therefore suggested that you wear comfortable cotton clothes. Keep hats and sunglasses to beat the sunlight and don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes with proper grip to add convenience to your trekking experience.
Along with the recreational activities like trekking, climbing, swimming and wildlife observation, you can enjoy opportunities for research and education.
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