Things to Do

Sight Seeing in Penang

Visitors to Penang will find many interesting places to visit in Penang. George Town, the city is the best place to start to see the rich history and cultural heritage of Penang.

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 Heritage Tour of George Town World Heritage Site
George Town is the place to walk around or to take a trishaw ride. See the largest cluster of 18th and 19th century houses in South East Asia. Foreign travellers can catch a free ride on shuttle buses that runs through the historical enclave of George Town.
Check out the Chinese clan houses, museums, churches, temples, colonial buildings, fort, quaint streets, and colourful activicies, etc that you can see in the city

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Shopping in Penang 
Penang offers you a range of shopping, you are never short of choices- you can shop for branded or high-end merchandise to cheap treats. For the thrifty shoppers, shop at roadside stalls, shopping complexes or even night markets (pasar malam). As you shop, walk the streets and sample of the Penang hawkers fare - from sweet snacks to  hot spicy dishes. Branded goods are usually sold at specialty shops or at shops in shopping malls.

Nature Parks and Gardens
Enjoy nature and feed the monkeys at the Penang Botanical Gardens or visit Penang hill.

Other places to visit
Kek Lok Si temple is perhaps the most popular place on the island for visitors to the island. The temple is perch on the hill and visitors can climbed up, drive up or take a tram to the top most temple. Also a place to shop for souveniers. Another popular place is Gurney Drive where visitors go there for food, shopping and a strol along the waterfront.

Kek Lok Si temple, Air Itam, Penang

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