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Penang Hill Funicular Railway

When the heat and humidity of Penang get to be too much, many a local and visitor ride the Penang Hill Funicular Railway to enjoy the cool, fresh air of Penang Hill, located 2,750 feet (823 meters) above sea level. Situated in the north of the ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

A most enjoyable and informative tour. Penang Hill and the funicular railway were very busy, but we had great views of Georgetown and across to Butterworth. Kek Lok Si temple was beautiful. We have seen a lot of temples, but this was by far the biggest and most beautiful. Our guide was very helpful, ensuring we had the best positions on the funicular and showing us the best spots for photographs. Thoroughly recommended.

Doing what: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

While we enjoyed this tour the itinerary was less comprehensive than advertised. Our visit to the temple was fairly short and we did not see the pool of longevity with the turtles and the visit to the Botanic gardens simply did not take place. When we asked the guide about this he said the gardens were only visited when the hill railway was closed for maintenance.

Doing what: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

Simon G
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2008

Our guide was smart, polite and very friendly, happy to answer any questions. Really looked forward to the railway trip to Penang Hill but hated being packed in like sardines. Felt very claustrophobic and couldn't see the view as we ascended or descended, which was disappointing. Very enjoyable and made more so by the guide's input.

Doing what: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2011

Contrary to the advice on your website, the railway is closed until March. We only chose this trip for the railway. The Botanical Gardens was not a satisfactory substitute.

Doing what: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

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