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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) Tours

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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong)
Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) 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 with Wagler’s pit vipers and tree snakes perched on trees and wooden frames throughout. The smoke of the always-burning incense, combined with midday heat, renders the snakes largely immobile, but visitors are still advised to avoid handling the reptiles. 
 
According to local legend, snakes began entering the temple on their own shortly after it was built in the mid nineteenth century, and the monks at the time allowed them to stay. The monks will tell you that the snakes are “blessed,” and that’s why they’ve never bitten anyone. 
 
The temple itself is free to enter, but for a small fee, you can also tour the onsite snake farm where it’s possible to see several species of snakes and handle a few of them under expert supervision. 
Address: Jalan Tokong Ular, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang 11900, Malaysia
Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 6:00pm
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$80.00
Price varies by group size
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US$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang: Round Island Half-Day Gems

Penang: Round Island Half-Day Gems

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In this guided tour, we will visit to 3-4 main attractions in Round Penang Island: 1. Pick up and drive to National Park (Ride:45 mins). 2. Tour fishing village and jetty. See fishermen as they go about their daily lives and their boat docking at the jetty. 3. Visit handicraft center for hand drawn batik (Ride:5 mins). See handmade batik craft being transformed from a white piece of cloth to a masterpiece by master craftsmen. Buy a piece or two as souvenir for loved ones at home. 4. Fruit stall (Ride:15 mins) or Nutmeg factory (Ride: 20 mins). Learn about all Malaysian tropical fruits that are in season. Sample some spices and see them in the original form. 5. Snake Temple (Ride: 20 mins). See live Pit Viper snakes coiled up at temple. Not for the faint heart as these highly venomous snakes are alive and kicking. 6. Drop off at destination (Ride: 30 minutes).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$55.00
Price varies by group size
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US$55.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang Island Tour Including Snake Temple

Penang Island Tour Including Snake Temple

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Discover the island known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ on this private 4-hour tour of Penang, including hotel pick-up. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide as you drive the Oceanside Batu Ferringghi Road, view landmarks like Penang Bridge and uncover the island’s military history at the Penang War Museum. Get a taste of local culture as you watch local craftsmen at work in a batik factory, then brave a trip to the striking Snake Temple, where live vipers guard the altars.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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US$41.03

Penang Temple Run Private Tour

Penang Temple Run Private Tour

Enjoy a Private Tour to some of Penang Islands Magnificent Temples. Each Temple has unique history and culture infused located in the Unesco Heritage area and the surrounding island.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.47
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US$39.47

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

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A full day (8 hours) tour, starting with a visit by driving over Penang bridge to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia to see some 17 Orangutan up close and personal. Get to know them by names - BJ, Adam, Hiroshi, Manu and others. We, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. Alpha may weigh up to 300 kilogram, so be careful, they have the strength up to 7 adults! They shared some 97% of human's DNA; no wonder they are fun to watch. Upon returning to Penang Island, the afternoon is flexible itinerary. Among others you can visit a wet market to see unique produce and sample some exotic and fusion local foods. Visit a temple with poisonous snakes or enjoy street arts, Clan jetty, Clan-house, a Captain's house, George Town's World Unesco Heritage enclave or Thai temple. Experience George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures living harmoniously side by side along street of harmony. Talk to your tour guide on the options for the rest of the available time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$155.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$155.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang: Round Island Full-Day Discoveries

Penang: Round Island Full-Day Discoveries

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Time-pressed travelers can check off a wealth of Penang sights on this action-packed private door-to-door tour. Discover religion at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and the Snake Temple (Fu Xing Gong); taste Malaysia at the Tropical Spice Garden and a nutmeg factory (or fruit stall); watch batik underway at a workshop; and enjoy butterflies at Entopia. Tour includes transport and guiding only: Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang City Sightseeing Tour

Penang City Sightseeing Tour

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Experience a taste of all that Penang has to offer on a grand tour of the island with a private guide. Travel in comfort by private vehicle to Penang’s top attractions, including Kek Lok Si Temple, Snake Temple, the funicular railway on Penang Hill and the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. You'll learn about Malaysian arts including pewter-making and batik, stop at a traditional fishing village and fruit plantation, and see Buddhist temples and other architectural gems, all while enjoying informative commentary from your expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$85.58
From
US$85.58

Round Penang Island Tour

Round Penang Island Tour

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Experience the beauty of the “Pearl of the Orient” on this Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour. Venture to the sandy shores and picturesque countryside as you make your way through some of the area’s most incredible sites. Visit a traditional batik factory, wander through the grounds of the famous Snake Temple, see handmade wonders at a local jewelry factory and interact with locals at Malay Kampung—an old-school Malaysian village. This four-hour morning tour hits all the highlights and insures you’ll leave Penang having seen the best of the best.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$23.08
From
US$23.08
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4D 3N Penang Package I Gold

4D 3N Penang Package I Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels. 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
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US$550.00
Price varies by group size
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US$550.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package I Silver

4D 3N Penang Package I Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at KFC (1hour) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
From
US$440.00
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US$440.00
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3D 2N Penang Package C Economy

3D 2N Penang Package C Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Package C 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Magic world (1hr) Admission Included 7) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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US$175.00
Price varies by group size
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US$175.00
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Penang Private Daily Tour C

Penang Private Daily Tour C

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. Package C 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Magic world (1hr) Admission Included 7) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$130.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$130.00
Price varies by group size

3D 2N Penang Package C Gold

3D 2N Penang Package C Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package C 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Magic world (1hr) Admission Included 7) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney plaza. 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
From
US$330.00
Price varies by group size
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US$330.00
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3D 2N Penang Package C Silver

3D 2N Penang Package C Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package C 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Magic world (1hr) Admission Included 7) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
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US$235.00
Price varies by group size
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US$235.00
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Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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4D 3N Penang Package M Gold

4D 3N Penang Package M Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue Mall. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
From
US$550.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$550.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package M Silver

4D 3N Penang Package M Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) KOmtar lvl 3. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
From
US$440.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$440.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package I Platinium

4D 3N Penang Package I Platinium

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Platinium Hotels. 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. (90 minutes) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
From
US$780.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$780.00
Price varies by group size

3D 2N Penang Package C Platinium

3D 2N Penang Package C Platinium

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Platinium Hotels 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package C 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Magic world (1hr) Admission Included 7) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney plaza. 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes)
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  • 3 days
From
US$475.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$475.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package M Platinium

4D 3N Penang Package M Platinium

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Platinium Hotels 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package M First Day 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue Mall. 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Chocolate Museum (30 minutes) Second Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included
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  • 4 days
From
US$780.00
Price varies by group size
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US$780.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package I Economy

4D 3N Penang Package I Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Economy Hotel. 1) Tune Hotel Penang Package I Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 2) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 3) Spice Garden (1hour) Admission Included 4) Lunch at KFC (1hour) 5) Batik Factory (30minutes) 6) Entopia (1hour) Admission Included 7) Dam Teluk Bahang (15 minutes) 8) Taman rimba (1hour)
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  • 4 days
From
US$400.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$400.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package H Gold

4D 3N Penang Package H Gold

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Gold Hotels 1) Hompton Hotel By The Beach 2) Flamingo Hotel 3)Mercure Hotel Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden 1st Avenue 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included. 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include. 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes). 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes). 5) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 6) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included. 7) Enjoy lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 8) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included. 9) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr).
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  • 4 days
From
US$570.00
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From
US$570.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package H Silver

4D 3N Penang Package H Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 4 days
From
US$470.00
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US$470.00
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Penang Private Daily Tour J

Penang Private Daily Tour J

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking Package J 1) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 3) Little India (1hr) 4) Dark Mansion (1hr) Admission Included 5) Lunch at KFC (1hr) RM10 KFC voucher given 6) Wonderfood (45minutes) Admission Included 7) Penang Gold museum (30 minutes) Admission Included 8) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) start from 9.30am-5.30pm
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$145.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$145.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) hours of operation?
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Snake Temple (Hock Hing Keong) hours of operation: Open daily 8:30am - 6:00pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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