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Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill)

Flagstaff Hill is the best known of the group of granite peaks which are Penang Hills. At 2,411ft (735m)  it provides brilliant panoramic views of the Georgetown, the Penang Bridge and the Straits of Malacca.

It is accessible via a keen 2-hour hike up walking trails where there are thoughtfully spaced refreshment stops and viewpoints along the way. Alternatively, the 100 year old funicular railway is the more thrilling and memorably steep experience.

Practical Info

Walk trails start from the Botanical Gardens, or the funicular railway is only 10-min walk from Kek Lok Si temple in Ayer Itam.

Tours & Tickets

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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Explore Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, perched against a hill slope in Air Itam. Marvel at the statue of the Goddess of Mercy and the ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.66

Penang Hill Railway Ride and Dinner with Georgetown Views

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy the unique experience of dining at colonial Penang Hill with the incredible panoramic night skyline of Georgetown below. After getting there by way of ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.33

Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) on this private half-day tour. Suspended ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.26

Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour

If you’d like to experience a bit of everything Penang has to offer, this grand tour of the island is for you! A private guide will accompany you by private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 6-7 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.40

High Tea on Penang Hill with Private Transfers

Take your afternoon tea at the colonial-inspired David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terrace, tucked away on Penang Hill. A private guide accompanies you on this ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.25

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