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  • You will find a plethora of places to visit in Penang, an island that is proud of its culture and is in love with the idea of exhibiting it in every way possible. It doesn’t catch a break from impressing the tourists with the most unusual yet spectacular places like the Clan Jetties and the Floating Mosque.

    This island has managed to wonderfully capture the heritage, architecture, and religious traditions that existed centuries ago till this modern day. The Penang tourist places are not bound to just that; it is an arena of markets, temples, churches, mosques, national parks, nature, museums, and adventure with something for every member of the family.

    You will never run out of options to spend your holiday on this seaside land with an alternative for every mood. Here are some places that you should not miss.

  • Must Visit Places in Penang

  • 01Kek Lok Si

    Kek Lok Si

    Kek Lok Si is a wonderful Buddhist temple built in away from Penang’s shore. This architectural structure that is a haven for Buddhist pilgrims and Chinese teachings houses a large Buddha statue apart from thousands of his pictures, more than a hundred carvings, and some sculptures making it a traditional home for both Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism.

    You can only imagine the backdrop that this scenic temple has considering it is built in the hill station on the foot of Air Itam Mountain. The ponds hurling with fishes and the lush gardens add to the equanimity of this place.

    Location:
    3km from Penang Hill Station

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    2 RM.

    Kek Lok Si Temple & Hill Sightseeing Tour, Penang @ 20% off

    Kek Lok Si Temple & Hill Sightseeing Tour, Penang @ 20% off

    NNNNM29 Ratings

    h4 HourslPenang

    O2,450

    Starting from

    O1,960

  • 02Batu Ferringhi Beach

    Batu Ferringhi Beach
    Image Credit : radiantjustice

    Batu Ferringhi Beach is an adventure land where you can get your adrenalin racing while on a leisure holiday. The availability of Jet Skis and Parasailing sports by the seaside is a major lure that pulls every tourist who visits this town in Penang.

    Apart from just laying around the beach and taking a sunbath, other things you can do here are getting a buggy ride on the golden sand, go deep sea fishing or revel in a banana boat ride.

    Location:
    11km from City Center, George Town

    Timings:
    A few hours before sunset is apt so that you have enough time to beach stuff and adventure sports before watching the mesmeric sunset.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

    Sightseeing from Taman Negara to Penang Island

    Sightseeing from Taman Negara to Penang Island

    NNNNM31 Ratings

    d4 Daysn3 NightslPenang

    Starting from

    O49,330

  • 03Escape Theme Park

    Escape Theme Park

    This is the first theme park launched in Penang that is entertaining people with thrilling adventures and a water park. The natural environment around that sway with the wind in the area uplifts the theme park experience, especially when you go bungee jumping.

    Apart from a lazy pool and water slides like other theme parks, this premises also conducts other adventures like flying fox, Go Ape, Gecko Tower, and Monkey Business which are all fancy names for activities like rock climbing, crossing suspension bridges and climbing uphill on a seat.

    Location:
    Jalan Teluk Bahang

    Timings:
    10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

    Entry Fee:

    Escape Theme Park Penang Tickets @ Flat 10% off

    Escape Theme Park Penang Tickets @ Flat 10% off

    NNNNM40 Ratings

    d1 DaylPenang

    O2,631

    Starting from

    O2,367

  • 04Penang Butterfly Park, Entopia

    Penang Butterfly Park, Entopia

    If you haven’t had the chance to connect with the charm of nature in a long time, then Entopia Penang Butterfly Park should be on your list of places to visit in Penang. This farm houses over 4,000 butterflies of about 150 species, each more ecstatic than the other drifting one into a fairytale land.

    You can watch plenty of butterflies flutter around in freedom at the Natureland, or visit the cocoon, the abode for their little ones breathe into life.

    Location:
    Jalan Teluk Bahang

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 65 for adults and RM 45 for children and senior citizens.

    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    NNNNN37 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    O750

    Starting from

    O562

  • 05Penang House of Music

    Penang House of Music

    It is no surprise how much emphasis Penang lays on exhibiting its rich culture and heritage; the Penang House of Music is one such place where one can get in sync with their musical tradition. The presence of a resource centre where music enthusiasts can learn more about Penang’s melodious history makes it more attention-grabbing than it already is.

    Testifying its name aptly, one can listen to music that belongs to several countries in the world including Indian folk and Chinese Opera.

    Location:
    Level 3, KOMTAR Jalan Penang

    Timings:
    11.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 30 for adults and RM 15 for children and senior citizens; free entry for children below five years.

    Penang House of Music Tickets @ Flat 20% off

    Penang House of Music Tickets @ Flat 20% off

    NNNNN27 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    O426

    Starting from

    O340

  • 06Glass Museum Penang

    Glass Museum Penang

    Choose to visit the Glass Museum Penang during your visit, and you are sure to rave about its build and beauty for the rest of your life. Pictures from your trip cannot get any better than when clicked in this museum where you can confuse the image when standing in the large kaleidoscope.

    The display of items made from recycled glass is creativity personified. You could excel in it too if you partake in the craft class and take it back home as an irreplaceable memory.

    Location:
    Jalan Burma, Geroge Town

    Timings:
    09.30 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.; 09.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. on Saturday (Closed on Sundays)

    Entry Fee:
    RM 21.50 for adults and RM 12 for children.

    Penang Glass Museum Tickets, Flat 15% off

    Penang Glass Museum Tickets, Flat 15% off

    NNNNN41 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O318

    Starting from

    O270

  • 07Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

    Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

    Penang 3D Trick Art Museum is for all those who love to click pictures until the phone’s battery dies; here you can do just that, but by tricking the viewer. The museum has been designed in a manner where one can click pictures with several structures that may seem ordinary, but have a catch to make things original when you see them in an image. Every corner is filled with murals as well as life-size figures that make it more exciting and ingenious.

    Location:
    Penang Street, George Town

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.; 09.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

    Entry Fee:
    RM 25 for adults and RM 10 for children and senior citizens.

    3 D Trick Art Museum Tickets, Penang @ Flat 25% off

    3 D Trick Art Museum Tickets, Penang @ Flat 25% off

    NNNMM28 Ratings

    h1 Hour

    O302

    Starting from

    O226

  • 08The Top Komtar Penang

    The Top Komtar Penang

    Theme parks and entertainment needn’t be only from the outdoor roller coaster and water slides; the Top Komtar Penang is amongst those places to visit in Penang that entertainment to great heights, literally.

    This tall building conducts entertainment activities like Magic Mirror Maze, 7D Discovery Motion Theatre, Ocean Explorer, Window of the Top, DanceOki, Rainbow Skywalk, etc. Keep yourself full by stopping by at one of the several restaurants in-between all the fun.

    Location:
    Jalan Penang, George Town

    Timings:
    11.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.; 11.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

    Entry Fee:
    RM 93 for adults and RM 55 for children.

    The Top Komtar Penang Tickets @ Flat 15% off

    The Top Komtar Penang Tickets @ Flat 15% off

    NNNNM38 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O901

    Starting from

    O765

  • 09Tropical Spice Garden

    Tropical Spice Garden

    This is a place for all those who want to off-beat things when away on a trip to Penang. The garden that once used to be a rubber plantation has now transformed into an aromatic spice garden where there is a lot to learn about the 500 species of flora and fauna for enthusiasts. You can walk around the natural trails that also cross waterfalls while you explore this award-winning garden with a guided tour.

    Try your hands at the cooking classes that teach how to cook using those spices to create a delightful dish. The shop in the garden could also gift you with a plant if you are in luck. A night walk in this rainforest is also an enthralling experience to watch some nocturnal plants and animals.

    Location:
    Lone Crag Villa, Jalan Teluk Bahang

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Starting from 31 RM (All other attractions like night walk and cookery class are charged extra)

    Tropical Spice Garden Penang Tour, Flat 15% off

    Tropical Spice Garden Penang Tour, Flat 15% off

    NNNNN35 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O558

    Starting from

    O474

  • 10Teddyville Museum

    Teddyville Museum

    The Teddyville Museum is indeed just as amazing as it sounds where you can witness the joy of being around our childhood furry friends have a whole building to themselves. This enchanting teddy world has the leading collection of teddy bears, which also recite the magnificent history of Penang in the most delightful way that makes learning easy and cute!

    Spare some time, learn the art of making a teddy bear in this museum which would make the most lovable gift you can give to your dearest ones.

    Location:
    DoubleTree Resort

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fees:
    RM 36 for adults; RM 29 for students from thirteen years to university; and RM 25 for children below twelve years.

    Teddyville Museum Penang Tickets, Flat 10% off

    Teddyville Museum Penang Tickets, Flat 10% off

    NNNNN29 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O467

    Starting from

    O420

  • 11Penang National Park

    Penang National Park breaks the stigma around a national park being about plentiful animals and long jungles. This smallest national park in Malaysia is all about exploring nature by walking in its trails where you can spot some animals like monkeys and giant lizards.

    Here’s the amazing part- it all leads to a beach! That is one of a kind, where you get to sunbathe in almost privacy, swing on the beachside, visit the lighthouse and picnic. The Kerachut beach here is home to thousands of turtles with whom you can spend some time if you are lucky.

    Location:
    Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, George Town

    Timings:
    07.30 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 12Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

    The blue mansion tip-top with flawless infrastructure has won several awards and is recognized by the UNESCO for conserving the heritage. It has even won accolades for being amongst the best Penang tourist places.

    Dig deeper to be mesmerized by the history of this mansion. One can stay in one of the thirty-eight rooms looking chic in their Anglo-Indian design that looks no less than a traditional five-star setting.

    Location:
    14 Leith Street, George Town

    Timings:
    11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.; 02.00 p.m. to 03.00 p.m.; 03.030 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 16.

  • 13Clan Jetties

    A lot many people from China had moved to Penang centuries ago, and the Clan Jetties is home to the last set of them. You will find here six jetties (houses) floating on water that signify six villages made up of wood and aluminium.

    It is a spectacle to watch the stilt houses out which the Chew Jetti is recommended as most tourist friendly. A temple in the region is also one of the amusing things you can see here. This settlement of the 19th century is just like a normal village with shops and tasty food, but for the fact that it is erect on the water!

    Location:
    Pengkalan Weld Quay

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 14Penang Floating Mosque

    Image Credit :  Cory Schadt

    Penang Floating Mosque is just like any other typical mosque but for the uniqueness that it is built in the ocean water, making it stand out from the others. Built not so long ago in 2005, this is the only one that is built in the ocean water.

    An attraction of this mosque is that they allow people to swim around it when the tides are bearable to witness the underwater engineering that holds this religious building above water. The sound of the azaan, their call to prayer makes one dwell in the sanctity of their beliefs.

    Location:
    Tanjung Bungah

    Timings:
    05.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 15Tropical Fruit Farm

    You might have visited all kinds of farms, but the opportunity to visit a huge farm spread across several acres that grow over 250 of the 370 edible fruits that grow in Malaysia can be grabbed only the Tropical Fruit Farm in Penang.

    One doesn’t just get to watch the process of growing organic fruits but is also permitted to try their hands at it or get a taste of them. Feel free to ask the workers there just about anything about this entire process, and they will jump at the chance to edify you about it.

    Location:
    Jalan Teluk Bahang, George Town

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 10 (free for children)

  • 16Penang Hill

    The cluster of several mountain peaks, the view of the jungle, the city and the coastline ahead of it and the train ride of the longest track in Asia and steepest track in the world together put Penang Hill on the list of places to visit in Penang. It is a refreshing break from the tropical climate of Malaysia with a fresh atmosphere of cool air.

    Location:
    9km from George Town

    Timings:
    Most attractions on Penang Hill shut down by 07.00 p.m. The last train from the hilltop leaves at 11.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    You do not have to pay to visit Penang Hill, but you will have to buy a ticket for the funicular train which varies for children, groups, senior citizens, round trips, school trips, disabled people and fast lane.

  • 17Dhammikarna Burmese Temple

    The Dhammikarna Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddha temple outside Myanmar and has statues of his meditation pose at every end of this temple. The eccentric story of Buddha is conveyed through the frescoes that you will witness as you walk inside this serene atmosphere where there is also a Bodhi Tree and a wishing pond.

    One can spot the life of the monks for they live in apartments inside this very temple.  Make sure you remove your shoes before entering as a mark of respect.

    Location:
    Lorong, Burmah

    Timings:
    05.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 18Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

    This 1821 colonial building is like entering into the doors of the ancient times because every corner right from the gate onwards narrates the history of Penang. Holding a significant place in the Penang tourist places, this museum is a treasure of galleries, artefacts, creativity, and costumes which express the events from the past in a manner that one can easily relate to.

    The addition of structures inside that display the traditional houses and marriage centres in those times is a wonderful piece of art to adore.

    Location:
    Lebuh Farquhar, Geroge Town

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. (Closed on Fridays)

    Entry Fee:

  • 19Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    For all those who cannot get enough about learning about the cultures in the world, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion will seem like a house of joy for you. This museum is dedicated to retelling the history of the Peranakan people who are otherwise referred to as Strait Chinese.

    History claims that they moved to Malaysia several years ago and are a blend of Chinese and Malay cultures. You can find everything about this story, age-old artefacts and constructions depicting their past lives in this mansion.

    Location:
    Church Street, George Town

    Timings:
    09.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 20 (Free entry for children below six years)

  • 20City Mall

    What makes City Mall different from the many others is the unique interior that gives a tropical look and feels to the mall with water bodies and palm trees that even allow some outdoor ventilation. It is a fun place to shop when you want to keep away from the regular tourist places.

    Location:
    Tanjung Tokong

    Timings: NA

    Entry Fee: NA.

  • 21Arulnigu Karumariamman Temple

    The massive temple spread across a huge piece of land, the Indianness in its interiors and the sculptors inside make this visit a worthy one. One cannot miss the beautiful colors used to make this temple or the literal traditions of tying fresh mango leaves at the entrance. Inappropriate clothing and photography without permission are frowned upon by devotees of this temple.

    Location:
    Jalan Todak

    Timing: NA

    Entry Fee: NA.

  • 22Penang Wonderfood Museum

    Penang Wonderfood Museum is true to its name, a ‘food museum’ that is one-of-a-kind and explicitly marvellous. This building is dedicated to glorifying the food culture of Penang by creating large plastic models of the food that this place is known for.

    Not just that, you will also find a list of places where you can find those delicious dishes around Penang. The exhibit looks so appealing, that one is sure to leave with a grumbling stomach craving for food by the time you walk out.

    Location:
    49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM25 for adults and RM15 for children and senior citizens.

  • Places to Visit with Family in Penang

  • 23Adventure Zone

    You could have a tough time getting your kids out of here once you take them to the Adventure Zone, but, it is worth it. It is an indoor adventure place for every growing child, toddlers, children and teens who can be accompanied by their parents.

    From drop slides, net-bridges, and playground to a ball fountain and outdoor games, this air-conditioned children’s dreamland is worth every penny! The good news? You only have to pay for your children, and your entry is free!

    Location:
    Golden Sands Resort

    Timings:
    10.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Starting from 22.50 MYR for resort guests and MYR 33 for other visitors.

  • 24Made In Penang Interactive Museum

    Image Credit : phalinn

    Made in Penang Interactive Museum is one of the most fun places to visit in Penang for the entire family where you can take pleasure in the bursts of laughter and know more about the culture of Penang. History couldn’t get any more interesting with the 3D paintings and sculptors that each one would want to strike a pose for a picture.

    Location:
    Pengkalan Weld, George Town

    Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 06.30 pm

    Entry Fee:
    RM 30.

  • 25Kapitan Keling Mosque

    Witness the pulchritude of sunset that reflects oh-so-perfectly on the arches and minarets of the Kapitan Keling Mosque which is amongst the top-rated places to visit in Penang. The construction of the mosque has a lot of heads turning with their crystal chandeliers and big prayer hall complementing this white religious structure.

    Just like every other mosque, women who aren’t covered cannot enter the mosque. What was only a small initiative by the first Indian Muslims who moved to Malaysia has now become the largest mosque in Penang.

    Location:
    Jalan Buckingham

    Timings:
    09.030 a.m. to 05.030 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 26Penang Bridge

    Penang Bridge is much like the London Bridge for the residents of Penang who boast of this 13.5km long bridge that connects the island with the mainland. Since the ferry route became busier with a growing population, this suspension bridge was constructed to make more transport options available only to become the second-longest bridge in Malaysia.

    This bridge that is always swarming with people is where several significant marathons are held. A picture from this fifth-longest bridge in South Asia will surely send your way many thumbs ups!

    Location:
    Connects Seberang Perai with George Town

    Timing: NA

    Entry Fee:
    Toll starting from RM 1.40.


  • 27Goddess of Mercy Temple

    The Goddess of Mercy Temple is also called the Kuan Yin Teng that hails from the 1800s which is flocked by believers from around Malaysia every new year to seek blessings for a wonderful year ahead with prosperity and good health.

    Festival days are the best time to visit this temple because the entire temple comes to life with its puppet shows and other performances. The architecture of the temple, colourful decoration, and daily rituals make this a rightful choice in the places to visit in Penang.

    Location:
    Jalan Masid Kapitan Keling

    Timings:
    Early morning to 06.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 28Penang Bird Park

    Penang Bird Park is dedicated to preserving over 300 species of birds in as natural a habitat as possible with the environment of a pond, waterfalls, bamboo plants, and geodesic-domed houses where they can flutter with their free will.

    You can spot birds like Swans, Flamingos, Ducks, and Pelicans, to name a few. Besides birds, the park also is home to crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, and pythons. They have also caged over 3000 birds to allow them to heal from diseases and breed in privacy.

    Location:
    Lintang Kurau, Chai Leng Park (Near Sunway hotel Seberang Perai)

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    RM 20 for adults and RM 15 for children.
  • 29Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

    Spend a day of leisure at the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest that is packed with greenery and serenity. Walk by the completely safe forest area, ride a bike to cover the entire forest, or hike up the trails hidden inside.

    Many also love to camp there overnight, and the forest also rents out chalets for those who haven’t had enough of the sound of nature. Relax by the slow flowing stream and take a dip before you set off to cover the rest of the forest. It is indeed one of the most soothing Penang tourist places.

    Location:
    8km from Bukit Mertajam

    Timings:
    07.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free (Twenty-four hours for campers).

  • 30Penang Snake Temple

    Just as its name sounds, the Penang Snake Temple is indeed a shelter for several snakes who came in even after the Chor Soo Kong left for the heavenly abode, in whose honor this temple was built. It is believed that he was a great healer and wanted to give the snakes a place to live.

    Also known as The Temple of Azure Cloud, this is one of the most attractive places to visit in Penang if you want to see snakes lay comfortably in their home.

    Location:
    3km from Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas, 12km from George Town

    Timings:
    06.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

    Entry Fees:
    Free; RM 5 for adults and RM3 for children if you want to visit the Snake Farm.

  • 31St. George’s Anglican Church

    The blue marble flooring marvellously complements the white structure of St. George's Anglican Church you will find inside. It was designed by artist Captain Robert Smith who was very renowned for his paintings; those are still preserved in the State Museum next door. Being one of the oldest buildings built in this city, it is surely one of the places to visit in Penang to acquaint with the people.

    Location:
    Next to Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Jalan Lebuh Farquhar

    Timings:
    08.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 01.30 p.m. to 06.30 p.m. (Tuesday to Saturday); Open throughout the day on Sunday.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 32Straits Quay

    Straits Quay is one of the latest additions to the shopping scenario in Penang; in fact, it is the only one that faces the sea, which makes for an amazing view while shopping. You will find an array of retail shops selling away to their hearts glory, soaking in all the energy from the winds from the shore.

    This shopping arena is mostly dominated by nail spas, hair spas, and boutiques, which makes it one of the ‘must visit’ Penang tourist places for the women. You can also dine with wine when here!

    Location:
    Jalan Seri Tanjung

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 01.00 a.m. (Up to midnight on Sunday)

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 33Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

    If you haven’t been to this most copacetic architecture building before called Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, then you haven’t been to Penang at all. Considered amongst the signature places to visit in Penang, this Chinese clanhouse is an anchorage for craft and architecture with stone carvings, sculptures, and lamps that adds the twinkle on this ornamented structure.

    It was the place of worship and meeting of those Chinese people who had the same surname and belief so that they could take their faith forward in harmony and unity. The whole idea was to emphasise the need to be there for the people of our community.

    Location:
    Cannon Square, George Town

    Timings:
    09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)

    Entry Fee:
    RM 10 for adults and RM 1 for children above five years.

  • 34Youth Park

    The Youth Park is one of the popular places to visit with your family, especially your children owing to the various attractions it has in store. It is well-maintained and clean where one can picnic, sit under the shade of the trees, make friends with the monkeys, click photographs, jog, cycle, take a splash in the pool, children can unwind at the playground while you can lay on the lawn to catch up with fresh air. The indoor waterfall makes this a more visited place not just by tourists but also by the residents of Penang who need a one-day-picnic.

    Location:
    Persiaran Kuari, George Town

    Timings:
    06.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • Places to Visit in Penang at Night

  • 35Batu Ferringhi Night Museum

    Who can get enough of shopping? You have had a very rushy sightseeing day, and haven’t gone enough of your shopping is done; then you should march straight to the Batu Ferringhi Night Museum where you can spend time till late at night.

    Even though the items sold here are not branded, people still love visiting the place for all the basic things like scarves, tops, and sunglasses at cheap rates.

    Location:
    Jalan Patai Batu

    Timings:
    07.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.

    Entry Fee:
    Free.

  • 36Three Sixty Rooftop Bar and Revolving Restaurant

    Get a top view of Penang, the city, the lights and of course the sea from Three Sixty Rooftop Bar and Revolving Restaurant where you can get an intimate seating even with so many people around you.

    Widely known for its ambience, western cuisine, and cocktails & mocktails, this should surely be amongst the places to visit in Penang for dining. You can also choose to eat at the indoor air-conditioned setting, which offers everything as on the terrace.

    Location:
    Lebuh Farquhar, George Town

    Timings:
    04.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m. (Up to 02.00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday)

    Entry Fee: NA.

  • 37Hard rock Café

    There’s nothing like night munching vibe in this radiance that perfectly suits the rock bands who love playing some classical music for their visitors. While a burger is the most common food item, it is just something else at this café; you must try it! Wear your best, and head to Hard Rock Café which has also preserved some possessions of famous musicians.

    Location:
    Jalan Batu Ferringhi

    Timings:
    11.30 a.m. to 02.00 a.m. (Up to 02.30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

    Entry Fee: NA.

  • 38Soho Free House

    Get your dancing shoes on and party till as late as one would want to at Soho Free House. This pub is for every party-lover in the list of Penang tourist places. You wouldn’t find such a British-style pub anywhere else in George Town that attracts people with its décor, service, and food! You should try Shepherd’s Pie that they make here in a very traditional manner.

    Location:
    Jalan Penang, George Town

    Timings:
    12.00 p.m. to 03.00 a.m

    Entry Fee: NA.

  • 39Gurney Drive

    Don’t kill your late night cravings by just some water; take a ride on one of the best of the 25 streets in the world, Gurney Drive. This street is a boulevard for a line-up of street food from around the world and also encloses the hawker’s centre. Besides that, this Broadway also has the best restaurants and bars in town!

    Location:
    George Town

    Timing: NA

    Entry Fee: NA.


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Adventure in Penang

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Penang National Park

Penang National Park was previously popular as the Pantai cheh Forest Reserve. This beautiful site is a known to house 143 fauna species and 417 flora species.

Highlights:
 Located at the north western tip of the Penang island, the Penang National Park acquired the status of a National Park in the April of 2003. It is the first protected area that is legally gazetted under the Malaysia's National Park Act of 1980. You can carry out a range of activities at the Penang National Park. These include the jungle trekking, boat trips, canopy walkaway, camping and visiting the Monkey beach

Location: Penang National Park is located at Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Timings: You can visit the park from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on any day of the week.

Price: Entry to the Penang National Park is free of Price.
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Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum was basically a fort which was built by the British in the 1930s. At present, this fort has been transformed into a museum which was opened for the public in 2002. This structure has been tagged as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum. Penang War Museum is also known as Muzium Perang Pulau Pinang. The beauty of this place is the presence of historical artifacts like cannons and underground military tunnels.

Location:
The Penang War Museum is situated in Bukit Batu Maung.
 
Highlights: The Penang War Museum has ammunition bunkers which are located nine meters below the surface. There are some tunnels which lead to the sea. The tourists can also check out gun emplacements, cookhouses and other interesting structures.

Best Time: The museum is open for the public on all days from 09:00 – 19:00.

Price: The entrance fee is RM15 for Malaysians and RM30 (USD9) for foreigners.


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Little India in Penang

Little India in Penang is basically an ethnic Indian enclave. There is an old Hindu temple called the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One can easily sense a resemblance after entering the market streets. The tourists might feel that they have entered any market in Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai. The cuisine in Little India is quite famous. This region is also known for its cultural and commercial activities.

Location: Little India is situated at the centre of Penang Heritage zone. It covers an area around three streets namely, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar.


Highlights: During the festival times like Christmas, Deepavali and Thaipusam, this area gets more vibrant and lively. The tourists can hop on a trishaw from Georgetown to reach little India. One can also rent a scooter or motorbike to cover different sections of this area.

Best Time: One can visit this area anytime.

Price: No Fee.


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Penang Bird Park

The Penang Bird Park is the largest bird sanctuary in Malaysia. This park was built in 1988 which is home to over 300 species of birds. One can easily spot tiny exotic sunbirds along with kingfishers in this sanctuary. There are gigantic eight-feet tall ostriches which are also present in this area. The birds are offered an amazing natural habitat which makes Penang Bird Park a perfect enclosure.

Location: Penang Bird Park is located in Seberang Jaya.



Highlights:
Tourists can spot mandarin ducks, storks, swans, pelicans and flamingos in Penang Bird Park. The whole area has an interesting setup which looks attractive. There are Chinese-style wooden bridges along with natural ponds. Penang Bird Park also has a fine range of plants ranging from lilies, lotus and palm trees.

Best Time: This bird sanctuary is open daily between 9am- 7pm.

Price: The ticket price for adults is RM 38. For children, the ticket price is RM 20.


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Clan Jetties

A part of the Penang heritage trail, Clan jetties is a conglomeration of six jetties. It was one of the last Chinese settlements on the island which is still home to various Chinese clans. The name of every jetty has been kept after a Chinese clan. The place offers plenty of Kodak moments to visitors, especially the Chew jetty.

Location: The Clan jetties are located straight down from Lebuh Chulia at Pengkalan Weld Quay.

Highlights: Tourist friendly aura and stilt houses await the keen eye of travelers. There is a temple which is worth watching. None of the people here pay any taxes to this day as they contend that they are not living on land. The place has a rich history associated with its existence.

Best time: Be wary of the fact that people still live here. So travelling here during the evenings is best for clicking best shots.

Price: No entry fee.

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Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is an exemplary proof of Malaysia’s 370 species of edible fruits which include some very exotic ones too that entice even the fussiest eaters. The fruit farm preserves the green heritage of Malaysia. It contributes to the future generations as plantation of local as well as fruits from around the world is done at these farms.

Location: The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is located at Jalan Teluk Bahang in George Town, Malaysia.

Highlights: The farm sprawls across an area of 25 acres. More than 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits are planted here. The quality of plantation and the dedication of the workers here contribute to the fruitful results, literally. You are most welcome to relish the taste of numerous tropical fruits.

Best time: The farm opens daily between 9 to 6 PM. A breezy day will be best to travel.

Price: 10 RM for adults and free for children.


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Tanjung Bungah Beach

Half an hour drive from Georgetown sits this beautiful beachside in the suburb of Tanjung Bungah. Despite being a sleepy fishing village, Tanjung Bungah has become popular among the tourists due it its accessibility from the main and world-class scenic resorts. If you visit Malaysia and want to try the adventure water sports then this place should be on your bucket list as it’s the Mecca of adventure.


 Highlights:  Tourists can explore the famous Tanjung Bungah Market and pay a visit to the Floating mosque. Once can also book a cruise and set on a day expedition to the Blue Whale sighting location.  If you are an adventure junkie then there are lots of adventure lined up for you, there are water sport activity which happens through the year.

 Location: It is located in the suburbs of Penang, in the northeast Penang Island.

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Pulau Kendi Beach

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the sea water and enjoying the sunlight on your face. Now, explore this beautiful island Pulau Kendi on the southwestern tip of Penang island. If you love to be a little isolated and enjoy the pristine view of nature than you should definitely visit this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can have a wonderful swim without the fear of jellyfish.

 

Highlights: Explore this isolated island and enjoy the steep hills and the dense forest. The most interesting thing about this place is that there are scores of tiny idols hidden at the most secrective crevice, on the steepest slope.This beach is the best for snorkelling.Because of its serene water there are many coral reefs you will find in this beach.

 Best Season: October to March

 Location: Southwestern tip of Penang island, Gertak Sanggul.

 

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Teluk Bahang Beach

Planning to have some excitement with your family and friends then head out to this gorgeous beach Teluk Bahang  in Penang and enjoy the rocky and the shady surroundings of the beach. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is a bit isolated from the huge crowds which we usually find in the beaches.

 

 Highlights: If you are a nature lover then this is the best place for you as it is the home of Penang Butterfly Farm. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape and also go on the trekking after  enjoying a sunbath. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering seafood which is served there in the restaurants.

 Best Season: May to October

 Location: North western tip of the Island Penang.

 

 

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Penang National Park Hike

Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across 2,563 hectares. This national park was officialised in April 2003 and consists of lowland forests, sandy beach habitats and some open coastal seas. The hike trail in this area is counted as the best activity. It mostly starts from Teluk Bahang and covers the hilly terrain that can reach up to a height of 75 metres.



Highlights: During the hiking session one can visit the fishing village, Pantai Kerachut and even Muka Head which are the prime locations that possess natural marvels.

Location: This National Park is situated near North-western Penang Island. The park entrance is located at Teluk Bahang which is approx. 30 minutes from Georgetown.

Best Time: 7:30 am- 6:00 pm on all days.

Price: One needs to register at the park office where they can access various services like camping, bird watching etc at different prices.
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Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.



Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitors mind & soul.

Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
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Penang Khoo Khongsi

You can call Penang Khoo Khongsi as the largest clan temple in the country. This monument was built to mark the dominance of Chinese in Penang. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The architecture of this temple is mind blowing which has retained its beauty till date.

Location: Penang Khoo Khongsi is located in the oldest part of Georgetown, Penang.



Highlights: The temple has different sections which are decorated in interesting ways. There is an association building along with a traditional theatre which is attached to the temple. The main entrance of Penang Khoo Khongsi is very vibrant. The hallway consists of ancient monuments which are wonderfully carved.

Best Time: Penang Khoo Khongsi opens daily. The visitors and tourists can visit the temple between 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Price: The entry ticket for adults is RM 10 and the entry fee for children is RM 1.


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Pantai Kerachut Beach

Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

 

 Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

 Best Season: November to February.

 Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

 

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Escape Theme Park Penang

In this fast paced world today, there is a big dearth of natural surroundings for kids to play around. This is where Escape Theme Park, Penang comes as a refreshing surprise for you. Replete with many fun and exciting rides in a natural setting for adults and kids, Escape Theme Park promises you unlimited fun and excitement.



Highlights
– Rides in a natural setting, winner of “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor for 2014 & 2015. Provides ultimate safety to kids and protects environment.

Location
– Teluk Bahang, Malaysia.

Activities
– Atan’s Leap, Monkey Business, Go Ape, Gecko Tower, Tubby Racer, Zoom Bug, Foxy Burrow, Tots Trail, Discovery Dig Tunnel, Greenie Program, Learning House, Serambi etc.

Price
– RM50 for kids aged between 4 and 12, RM72 for kids aged between 13 and 60, free for senior citizens and kids aged below 3 years.

Timings
– 9AM to 6PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays.
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Penang Hill Train

 The Penang Hill Train or Penang Hill Funicular Railway is a rail service that helps people travel to the top of the Penang Hill that holds a marvelous scenic beauty. The Funicular Railway was remodeled and re-opened in 2011.



Highlights: Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus service that takes people to the Penang Railway Station. This bus service starts from Penang Jetty and crosses Esplanade to reach KOMTAR bus station and at last Penang Hill. During this route the tourists can also view the big temple at Kek Lok Si.

Location: Penang Hill Train is situated in Air Itam, Penang Island. There is a walking route of 5 Km which starts from Botanical Gardens and reaches the top of the Penang Hill.

Best Time: First train at 6:30am, while the last train at 11:00 pm on all days.

Price: Adult- 3RM, Children- 3RM and different prices for students and senior citizens.
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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Penang is famous for its temples and one such amazing landmark is Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. It was built in 1845 and is among the list of top visited places in this region. Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram has a yellow-and-blue colour which makes this structure appear unique. Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is also known as Wat Buppharam. The main attraction of this temple is the presence of a reclining Buddha image which is 108-ft long.

Location: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is situated in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


 
Highlight: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is situated close to the Dharmmikarama Temple. The tourists would surely be amazed looking at the lovely sight of Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram due to the presence of mural-painted walls and gold pagodas. This Thai temple has sharp-eaved roofs which add on to the structures architecture.

Best Time: The temple is open for visitors daily between 10:00- 18:00.

Price: There is no fee to visit the temple.


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