6 amazing places to visit in Georgetown, Penang

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6 amazing places to visit in Georgetown, Penang
Tucked in on the eastern edge of the island of Penang in Malaysia, George Town is one of the most intriguing melting pots of culture to be found in Southeast Asia. The panoramic diversity can be seen in abundance in the colonial architecture and deep-rooted Asian history and traditions.

Settled by the Britishers more than 200 years ago along with Singapore and Malacca, George Town has long lived in the shadows of its more glittery and famed counterparts scattered all over Asia.
  • 1. Kek Lok Si Temple

    1. Kek Lok Si Temple1. Kek Lok Si Temple

    Probably among the most revered places to visit in Georgetown, Kek Lok Si Temple holds the honor of being the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Apart from being a temple with tremendous religious significance for the large population of Buddhists in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, this temple boasts of a marvelous seven-story pagoda along with its 10,000 Bronze statues of Buddha.

    For travelers who love to be immersed in nature, the Kek Lok Si Temple complex is filled with intricate architecture and lush-green horticulture that spreads over 30 acres on the foot of the Air Itam Mountain.

  • 2. Penang Hill

    2. Penang Hill2. Penang Hill

    Penang Hill is the most ideal place for adventure seekers, and outdoorsy travelers for an enjoyable weekend of Georgetown sightseeing. With an altitude of 2733 feet above sea level, Penang or Flagstaff Hill is the highest point on the tropical island. The major attraction to this hill is the one-of-a-kind funicular railway in Malaysia that transports millions of people to this breathtaking vantage point.

    Over the years, Penang Hill developed from being a British colonial retreat to a tourist attraction that now has a fabulous resort. Travelers who love adventure can choose to hike, bike, or drive to the scenic hilltop.

  • 3. Khoo Kongsi

    3. Khoo Kongsi3. Khoo Kongsi

    One of the best places in Georgetown Penang is Khoo Kongsi- a spectacular Chinese clan-house that is an architecture lover’s fantasy. Littered with ornaments, gold plated statues, and state-of-the-art Chinese construction work, Khoo Kongsi is an exclamation mark in a long line of decorated and influential Chinese presence in Penang.

    The clan-house temple provides the perfect opportunity for all shutterbugs to prize away a few eye-catching images from this 19th-century laid-back vacation house.

  • 4. Street Art locations in Georgetown

    4.  Street Art locations in Georgetown4.  Street Art locations in Georgetown

    After it received a UNESCO World Heritage site status, the art scene in Georgetown took off like any other. The best part about the street art emergence in Georgetown is that it was initially promoted by the government, and not as a form of protest as it has been used around the world.

    Spread out all across Georgetown, street art in Penang has gained a lot of traction among tourists, and travel agencies have now started to organize walking tours to visit all of these elaborate masterpieces that add a different dimension to Penang.

  • 5. Penang Botanic Gardens

    5. Penang Botanic Gardens5. Penang Botanic Gardens

    A list of places to visit in Georgetown would be incomplete without a tribute to the rich flora and fauna that is present on the island of Penang. The Botanic Gardens are a popular hotspot for local residents to go on a picnic, workout, and meditate. Established by the Britishers near a granite quarry and a waterfall, the botanic gardens can act as a perfect retreat for eco-tourists and travelers who love to spend time surrounded by nature.

  • 6. Batu Ferringhi Beach

    6. Batu Ferringhi Beach6. Batu Ferringhi Beach

    The small town of Batu Ferringhi gets a lot of tourists that visit Penang Island due to its gorgeous white sand beach. A relatively unknown place of tourist interest has been a blessing in disguise for Batu Ferringhi Beach- which is still largely unspoiled and virgin.

    Adventure sports enthusiasts might like to bookmark this place as water activities like jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, and deep-sea fishing are conducted on a regular basis around the year. For travelers who would like to spend their nights close to the serene and adventurous beach can also opt to stay at either Golden Sands Resort or Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa.

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