10 Tourist Spots in Penang That Shoud be Visited

Penang is an island located in northwestern Malaysia. Penang is one alternative to the favorite tourist attractions in Malaysia in addition to Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur. Penang is famous for its cultural treasures, beaches, culinary, travel and shopping, so it is not surprising that Penang is visited by many tourists.

Where are tourist spots in Penang that must be visited?

1. Penang Hill

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Penang Hill is one of the tourist spots in Penang that visited by many tourists from around the world. Besides having some interesting places to visit like Owl Museum, a place also known as Bukit Bendera offers cold air so easily become a favorite tourist attractions in Penang. As the name implies, Penang Hill is a hilly region so to be able to reach the top; you should use the Penang Hill Railway train. Trains that operate from 9 am until 11 pm offers a beautiful view during the trip so that the wagons will be a very unique experience. An alternative besides train with 30 ringgit ticket price by using a taxi, but keep in mind that taxis in this area do not use the meter. I suggest asking in advance to the hotel clerk what a fair price for the route you will travel.

2. Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world. With a length over than 13.5 km, Penang Bridge is a freeway that connects Seberang Prai on the mainland Malaysia and Bayan Lepas in Penang island. The bridge was officially opened in 1985 has become one of the icons of Malaysia because its typical design. Besides, the Penang Bridge is also significantly contributed to the development of economic, social, and cultural.

3. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Sri Mahamariamman Temple is located in George Town, Penang, a tourist place in Penang, which attracted the most attention. The oldest Hindus temple in Penang offers festive ornaments of ancient Indian culture with many statues of Hindu deities. The price admission of Sri Mahamariamman Temple is free. Besides, you are also free to shoot an entire corner of Sri Mahamariamman Temple, except the main altar area. These attractions are open from 6:30 am until 12 noon, and from 4:30 pm until 9 pm.

4. Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is located in Air Itam, Penang; the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Temple over the age of one century is located on a beautiful hill and adopt the style of a temple in Thailand with a mix of complicated typical Chinese ornaments. This temple can be reached by public bus from George Town.

5. Gurney Plaza

Gurney Plaza is a shopping spot which is always crowded with visitors. With the various types of stores, you can find various kinds of goods ranging from cheap to the expensive one. Shopping center located on the waterfront this is a very suitable place to hunt for souvenirs.

6. Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Penang. Built in 1786, Fort Cornwallis was a fortress that serves to maintain British rule although ultimately this fort functions as the administrative center than as a defense fortress. Currently, Fort Cornwallis still visited by many tourists who want to see Penang historical relics, such as the ancient lamps, chapel, prison, up to a cannon.

7. Penang Toy Museum

Penang Toy Museum is a unique museum because it has various types collections of toys from around the world. Located at Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang Toy Museum will make your child does not want to go home for thousands of toys that are here. The price admission of Penang Toy Museum for foreigners is 30 ringgit, or about USD 7.7.

8. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion located at George Town is a museum which has historical and cultural relics elements. A long time ago, this building was the home of a wealthy Chinese descent who love goods which have an artistic value such as jewelry, furniture, artifacts, and others. The admission price of Pinang Peranakan Mansion is 20 ringgit or about USD 5.2.

9. Queensbay Mall

Queensbay Mall is located close from the airport Penang. This mall is one of the biggest malls in Penang so unquestioning about completeness and shopping experience offered. Besides shopping and culinary tour, at Queensbay Mall, you can also play on the beach because the mall that never empty of visitors located at the seaside.

10. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Located in George Town, is a relic of Chinese immigrants built in 1880 by a trader named Cheong Fatt Tze. The house has 38 rooms which were built following the feng shui belief. The large house that has a blue color was eventually purchased by a Malaysian businessman so not demolished and maintained its historical value. Now, other than as tourist attractions in Penang, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is also often used as a location for shooting different types of films.
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