Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour - Reviews

From USD $ 53.22 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
Viewing All 102 Reviews What's this?
Sort By:

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Guide was excellent. Schedule worked well. The sites on this trip were extraordinary. On the hill, I even had some extra time to take tea and scones at the restaurant built into a beautiful British colonial building.

cyril w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Excellent tour, just my husband and I, was picked up by our lovely guide from our cruise terminal and had a one to one tour of the city and the temple.On the penang hill railway he even made sure we had the best view as we traveled up the hill, would highly recommend afternoon tea in the gardens of the old colonial tea rooms.

Gordon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent tour with very informative guide. He went out of his way to explain the sights seen along the way driving to and from and between the 2 main sites

Veronica E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Lawrence, our guide, was very knowledgeable in his craft. He knew which part of the Penang Hill would be best, upward and downward, and the good spots to take photos from. I am really impressed! He was also well-versed with explaining to us the backgrounds of the Temple. Again, he made a difference in this tour!

miltonpres

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Excellent tour of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour

jcniduaza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Me and my wife visited Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill as a side trip after we finished our cruise ship tour. I would say that on this tour we are lucky to have the best or if not, the excellent tour guide for our trip. He is very knowledgeable of the temples, the images/statues, almost all that we passed along the way, he has information to share, which we enjoyed. He was even pro-active to take pictures of us during this tour. We are very happy with the quality of this tour.

Annabelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

My mother and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Philip, our guide, was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. He punctually picked us up from our hotel in the comfort of an air conditioned vehicle and gave us detailed and informative commentary about the tour as well as various other places in Penang and the history and culture of the city.
Penang Hill itself is amazing-and can be reached by a 7 minute funicular ride. It has breathtaking views of Penang, and landmarks including a Hindu temple, a mosque, an owl souvenir shop and a restaurant. As Penang hill is a very popular tourist destination, you may need to factor in additional time to queue up at the funicular.
Kek Lok Si Temple is another must see in Penang-being one of Asia's most iconic temples. Once again, Philip was very helpful and informative, providing us with a wealth of information about the history and religion surrounding the temple.
Philip went above and beyond to make this a memorable experience for us-including taking photos for us, providing us with detailed commentary and making restaurant recommendations to us and even dropping us off at a restaurant at the end of the tour! My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and I highly recommend it.

Ann Lesley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

We had a fantastic guide/ driver who couldn't have been more helpful and was also very knowledgable. His English was of a high standard. The Buddhist temple is very interesting. Wonderful view from Penang Hill of the island. Plenty to see and do there. Enjoyed the ride up the hill. Allow time to queue to get the tickets if it's a holiday time.

Ann Lesley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

We had a fantastic guide/ driver who couldn't have been more helpful and was also very knowledgable. His English was of a high standard. The Buddhist temple is very interesting. Wonderful view from Penang Hill of the island. Plenty to see and do there. Enjoyed the ride up the hill. Allow time to queue to get the tickets if it's a holiday time.

CIA Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

This tour was great. Lawrence out tour guide couldn't have been better, knowledgable, friendly and professional. Great train ride to Penang Hill and the temple was amazing. A must do when in Penang!

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Our tour guide Lawrence was excellent.His knowledge was brilliant before we even got to the temple and Penang Hill. We had commentary all the way from our pick up to the end of the tour. He was friendly and informative and the trip was excellent.

eam1963

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Our guide was Philip and was wonderful,picked up on time and adjusted our tour as there was only two of us. we visited Penang Hill first The train ride was fantastic and the view to die for, a very clear day. We even had time for High Tea, and a whole heap of photos were taken by Philip for us. He then took us to the temple and was so informative. There was nothing that he wouldn't do for us. An amazing tour and afternoon. kevin and Liz McHugh

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

My experience on this tour was highly enjoyable. The tour guide, Lawrence, was very knowledgeable, not only about the temple and penang hill, but on various buildings in Georgetown on the drive to the temple. Views from penang hill are spectacular. One down side to the trip was that tour bus didn't pick me up from my hotel, I had to get my own transport to a pick up point.

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Great guide. Interesting tour. Good value. Great way to get an overview of the older part of town. Easy to book online and they confirmed the day of the tour they called our hotel room. No hesitation in recommending.

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Lawrence was the best tour guide! He was very nice, knowledge and accommodating. The Temple and the Penang Hill funicular train ride were amazing!

Erna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Amazing! Our guide, Lawrence, was absolutely fantastic! He was on time, friendly and very informative. The information given in an interesting way and we were his 1st priority. Sites visited interesting and jaw dropping. Even took us for coffee tasting - delightful outing...not to be missed!

PEK U I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

My first time in Penang! Joined this tour and met an Australian girl who was also travelling Penang on her own. Our guide and driver, Mr. Lawrence, is very knowledgeable anout this city. He's also very friendly. No delay for picking up guests. This is what I appreciated most!

Keith D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

knowledgeable and helpful - thank you

Theresa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This is such a terrific tour. A definite must do while in Penang. My tour guide, Moye, sp? was highly knowledgeable and VERY professional. He was as interesting as the tour. I will use this company again when I book my next tour. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get the same guide. So wonderful!

annabelle.hui

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

i enjoyed the tour very much. Definately worth the money spend!

karenalk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Highly recommend this trip. Great views of Penang when you go up Penang Hill. The temple is amazing so much to see,
My tour guide Philip was fantastic he came on time and was so knowledgeable. I even booked with him for a private tour the next day. I would highly recommend him and this tour.
A must see in Penang.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Excellent day with a very knowledgeable guide

rosemary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

we were met by our guide and Driver Philip, he embarked on a ver fine tour, which included the reclining Budha, botanical gardens, a tip round Georgetown, showing us the murals, the Eastern Peninsula hotel, Suffolk house and little India. He the took us to the Chew jetty where we had free time and did some shopping.
As we have found Phillip spoke exceptional English was very well informed and wonderfully informative. All in all a very good tour and experience

Jacklyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Came back on Last Saturday and I had no regrets in choosing the tour package by Viator..and the tour agency whu had arranged dis tour guide for me was superb n I really liked his explanation..Very detailed.thevwhole trip was a great experience and an eye-opener for me .

Rebecca J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This tour is a must do. Our tour guide Philip was amazing, he was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions. Talked in depth to us about each place and then let us go off and explore. He didn't once rush us and even took us to a pewter factory and a tea, chocolate and coffee tasting tour at the end of the trip. It was fabulous but also very bad as we brought as much coffee as we could fit in our case. Philip also has lots of recommendations for things to do and places to eat, all of which we did. This trip made our time in Penang! Thank you Philip

Viewing 1 of 5

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message