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Penang Attractions

Georgetown

4 star rating: Recommended 91 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Founded in 1786 as a trading post for the British East Indian Company, and named after King George III (the mad one!), Georgetown became an important trading post. Today, the period colonial ...  Read more

Penang Butterfly Farm

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Upon opening in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm was the first butterfly farm anywhere in the tropics, more than just a tourist attraction, it is a butterfly sanctuary, conservation and research ...  Read more

Fort Cornwallis

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When Captain Francis Light landed on this spot in 1786 and took the island from the Sultan he built a wooden fort, Fort Cornwallis, to defend it against the French, Kedah and pirates during the ...  Read more

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple

Queen Victoria donated 5 acres of land to the local Thai community here, where in 1845 they built Wat Chayamangkalaram - a Thai buddhist temple. The Temple is famed for the enormous gold buddha ...  Read more

Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill)

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Kek Lok Si Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Translated from Hokkien the Kek Lok Si Temple, or 'Temple of Serene Bliss', sits majestically on a hill, a focal point of the local Chinese community, generous donations mean this temple continues ...  Read more

Monkey Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

At the base of Muka Head Cape in Penang National Park is secluded Teluk Duyung, commonly know as Monkey Beach due to the long-tailed macaques that reside there. A sheltered cove it has flat, sandy ...  Read more

Snake Temple (Fu Xing Gong)

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Snake Temple (Fu Xing Gong) may not be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, but it’s certainly one of the strangest. True to its name, this small Chinese temple in Penang is filled ...  Read more

Penang Botanic Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nicknamed the Waterfall Gardens, Penang Botanic Gardens was established by British colonists in 1884 on the site of an old granite quarry. Today, the gardens cover 74 acres (30 hectares), with ...  Read more

Penang Hill Funicular Railway

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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) ...  Read more

Penang Bridge

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Opened in 1985 after 15 years of planning, the Penang Bridge connects George Town in Penang with Seberang Prai on the Malaysian mainland. With a total length of 8.4 miles (13.5 kilometers), the ...  Read more

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion has been gloriously restored, rightly earning prestigious accolades for tourism & conservation including an UNESCO heritage award. Built in the late 19th century by a rich ...  Read more

Khoo Kongsi Clan House

Tours & Tickets

Hidden in a maze of alleyways in Georgetown sits one of Malaysia’s most important clan houses, the Khoo Kongsi Clan House. During Malaysia’s economic boom in the nineteenth century, many Chinese ...  Read more

Penang State Museum

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Opened in 1962, the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery tells the history of Penang through its collection of photographs, artifacts, paintings and other works of art. The museum, housed within the ...  Read more

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