Penang attractions things to do & see on holiday
Georgetown: With it's long and illustrious past, Penang's capital city is one of the most interesting and colourful cities in Malaysia. Named after King George III, walking through the streets of Georgetown is like taking a trip through history.
Batu Ferringhi: Penang's second most popular destination after Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi has a long stretch of soft, white sandy beach, its waters are popular spots for a variety of water sports activities such as parasailing and windsurfing.Penang Hill: Penang Hill was the first colonial hill station developed in Malaysia. Set 821m above Penang's capital It is the last patch of tropical rainforest in Penang and one of the best-known tourist attractions on the island.
Kek Lok Si Temple: The largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It's main pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown, reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.
St George's Church: This beautiful white pillared church is one of the oldest landmarks in the city and was named after the patron saint of England. It features a memorial canopy dedicated to Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony of Penang.
Other options include: Snake Temple ( a sanctuary for pit vipers, said to be the servants of the deity Chor Soo Kong ), Fort Cornwallis ( built on the site of Sir Francis Light's historic landing in 1786 ), Penang National Park ( offers excellent hiking trails which lead to secluded beaches at Teluk Duyung, Muka Head and Pantai Kerachut ), Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Butterfly Farm.
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