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Your private tour of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple, the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, is guaranteed to be a memorable one. Take a trip on the funicular railway up Penang Hill and experience the beauty that surrounds you on this half-day tour. Your local guide will share insight and history about the stunning hill country, the city of Georgetown and distant mainland Malaysia, as well as background on one of Southeast Asia’s most incredible Buddhist temples—known for its seven-tiered pagoda.


  • Half-day private tour of Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill
  • Tour the exquisite Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si
  • View the bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy—Guanyin
  • See tortoises set free at the Pond of Longevity
  • Ride the funicular railway to the summit of Penang Hill for spectacular views
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

Your private tour of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple kicks off with hotel pick up at your Penang hotel. Meet your friendly guide and professional driver before traveling by private vehicle to Kek Lok Si Temple. This stunning Buddhist structure is home to thousands of statues of Buddha and is widely recognized as one of the most important—and most beautiful—in all of Southeast Asia. Tour the seven-tiered pagoda with your guide and learn how this stunning temple blends Thai, Burmese and Chinese elements into its architecture. Your guide will highlight the 99-foot (30-meter) tall bronze Guanyin statue, which pays homage to the Goddess of Mercy, as well as the Pong of Longevity—home to hundreds of turtles that symbolize strength, endurance and longevity in Chinese culture. 

From the temple, make your way to Georgetown Station where you’ll board the Penang Hill Funicular Railway and travel some 2,625 feet (800- meters) above sea level to the hill’s peak. Your guide will point out the indigenous plants and animals along the way. Once you reach the top, enjoy spectacular views of Malaysia’s oldest hill station and far off views of the mainland. Your journey ends with hotel drop off in Penang.

Customer Reviews

Tracey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I was in Penang for work and I had only a day to see the sights. The tour was exactly what I needed to get a flavor of the area. The guide was very accommodating and helpful.

Leslie P G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Tour guide was excellent


4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

A very good tour with a lovely guide

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