George Town, Malaysia
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With cooler temperatures and panoramic views of Penang Island, Penang Hill is an ideal place to escape George Town heat and get your bearings. This private, half-day tour is a convenient way to visit Penang Hill by funicular, and includes a visit to the Temple of Paradise, as well as door-to-door transport.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • 4-hour, private Penang Hill tour
  • Ride a scenic funicular
  • Visit a British Hill Station
  • See a Buddhist shrine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Begin with pickup at your Penang city or beach hotel, and travel to the Penang Hill funicular in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Ride the funicular to the 2694-foot (821-mt) summit, a five-minute trip with views down the hillside and to the coast. Take a walk on the cool, breezy hilltop, once a Hill Station during British Colonial rule—a popular activity is to catch a buggy to see houses from the turn of the century.

Head downhill towards Kek Lok Si, or Temple of Paradise, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Take in architecture that combines Malaysian, Thai, and Burmese influences. Stand at the base of the 99 foot (30 mt) Goddess of Mercy Statue, then climb up the 7-tiered ‘Thousand Buddha Pagoda,’ and watch the vegetable eating turtles in the ‘Pond of Longevity.’

Take a funicular ride back to the bottom of Penang Hill, and finish the day with return transfer to your Penang hotel.


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, Aug 2017

Our guide Lawrence picked us up at our hotel in a mini bus, not the private vehicle we expected. However, we were the only two people on the tour.

The tour itself was very good, with Lawrence pointing out places of interest as we travelled to Kek Lok Si temple. This was a very impressive structure, and Lawrence's explanations and information added to our enjoyment of the building.

We then travelled to Penang Hill and boarded the funicular railway. Lawrence managed to get us right at the front of the train on the ascent and right at the back on the descent which were the best viewpoints for this impressive ride.

We enjoyed Penang Hill very much, and would have liked more time to explore. After descending on the railway, Lawrence returned us to our hotel. Overall, a very enjoyable tour.

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