What are the best places to visit in Penang?
1. Batu Ferringhi Beach: Batu Ferringhi Beach is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Penang City, where you can indulge in various recreational activities like jet skiing and parasailing, go on buggy rides and even try your hand at fishing.
Location: George Town, 11 km from the City Centre.
2. Penang Butterfly Park: The Entopia Penang Butterfly Park is an incredible tourist attraction in Penang City that you can explore with your friends and family. You can interact with over 4,000 colourful and exotic butterflies that belong to over 150 species.
Location: No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 32 (INR 562) per person for 2 hours.
3. Penang House Of Music: The Penang House of Music is one of the most enchanting places for all music lovers. You can learn about the influence of Indian Folk and Chinese Opera on the local culture along with other traditional music of Penang. The house also hosts famous musicians on a regular basis; you might even be able to catch a show.
Location: Komtar, L4-02, Level 4, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 19 (INR 340) per person.
4. Glass Museum Penang: The Glass Museum in Penang City is a fun and unique place to visit. The whole museum is filled with different kinds of mirrors where you can check out your distorted reflection. It is an especially entertaining place for children.
Location: 6, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 15 (INR 270) per person.
5. The Top Komtar Penang: With awesome entertainment features like roller coaster rides, water slides, Magic Mirror Maze, 7D Discovery Motion Theatre, Ocean Explorer, Dance Oki, Rainbow Skywalk and many more, the Top Komtar in Penang City is the perfect entertainment centre for tourists.
Location: Jalan Penang, George Town.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 43 (INR 765) per person.
6. Kek Lok Si: Kek Lok Si is a magnificent Buddhist Temple that boasts of ancient architecture in Penang City. It houses priceless Chinese manuscripts, hundreds of hand-crafted carvings and statues of the Budhha.
Location: Malaysia, Penang, Air Itam, 11500.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 3 (INR 53) per person.
7. Tropical Spice Garden: The Tropical Spice Garden in Penang City is a brimming hub where you can get an insight into the local spices and plants of Malaysia. The spice garden has a reserve of over 500 different species of rare fauna and flora.
Location: Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/ Price: RM 15 (INR 265) per person.
8. Teddyville Museum: The Teddyville Museum is a giant museum that houses various different kinds of teddy bears. Even though this might sound like the ideal attraction for children, adults can also enjoy the intriguing history of these bears, some of which are over 100 years old.
Location: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/ Price: RM 15 (INR 265) per person for 1 day.
9. Penang National Park: Inhabited mainly by monkeys and giant lizards, the Penang National Park is a stretch of lush green nature where you can take quiet walks, explore the canopy ropeway and check out Penang’s stunning local flora and fauna. The park leads straight to Kerachut Beach, where you sunbathe with hundreds of turtles.
Location: Pejabat Taman Negara, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
10. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: The Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in Penang City is a famous heritage building with 38 rooms that exhibit brilliant specimens of Anglo-Indian architecture. This building is recognised by UNESCO as a heritage site and has great historical significance in Penang.
Location: Lot 22, 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/ Price: RM 16 (INR 282) per person.
11. Clan Jetties: The spectacular Clan Jetties have existed since the 19th century and consist of 6 floating jetties or houses. Amongst them, the Chew Jetty is one of the most visited tourist spots in the area. It is a great place from where you can catch the sunset on the beautiful waters of Malaysia.
Location: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: Free entry (RM 30 or INR 530 for a tour of the museum).
12. Penang Floating Mosque: The Penang Floating mosque is a unique mosque which has been constructed on the water. The visitors are allowed to swim in the vicinity of the mosque. It also doubles up as a museum for many interesting cultural artefacts of the region.
Location: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 30 (INR 530) for a museum tour.
13. Tropical Fruit Farm: The Tropical Fruit Farm exhibits a riot of colours and a spectacular view of the hundreds of fresh farmed fruits displayed in batches. Over 250, out of 370 edible fruits are organically grown by the farmers here.
Location: 18, Nile Stone, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Entry Fee/Price: RM 35 (INR 619).
14. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple: The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is unique because of the statues of Buddha in his meditation posture. The Temple is adorned with priceless fresco paintings which is one of the main attractions of this establishment.
Location: 24, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.