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George Town

3.4
World heritage site · Specialty Museums · History Museums
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture. A World Heritage Site, the city center's blend of Chinese shop houses and colonial-era architecture make it an interesting place to discover on a walking tour. A trip to George Town reveals busy market streets hiding religious sites and old administrative buildings, complemented by tall skyscrapers housing modern malls and entertainment facilities. Renowned for its cuisine, the city ensures varied food adventures across its main districts, with influences coming from across Europe and Asia. Explore the family-friendly attractions of George Town and add them to your vacation plans using our Malaysia trip itinerary planning website.
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Popular things to do in George Town

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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
History Museum
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Historic Site
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Khoo Kongsi ©
Specialty Museum
Khoo Kongsi
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Chew Jetty ©
Neighborhood
Chew Jetty
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from George Town

Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Architectural Building
Kek Lok Si Temple Air Itam
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Escape Theme Park ©
Theme Park
Escape Theme Park Teluk Bahang
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang ©
Spa
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang Penang Island
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in George Town

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Armenian Street ©
Historic Walking Area
Armenian Street
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Religious Site
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Fort Cornwallis ©
Historic Site
Fort Cornwallis
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Religious Site
Kapitan Keling Mosque
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in George Town

Penang House of Music ©
Specialty Museum
Penang House of Music
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Religious Site
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Upside Down Museum ©
Art Museum
Upside Down Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in George Town

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The Camera Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Camera Museum
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wonderfood Museum Penang ©
Specialty Museum
Wonderfood Museum Penang
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Colonial Penang Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Colonial Penang Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Tech Dome Penang ©
Natural History Museum
Tech Dome Penang
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in George Town

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Gurney Plaza ©
Shopping Mall
Gurney Plaza
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gurney Paragon Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Gurney Paragon Mall
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.4 North ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
5.4 North
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Shop Howard ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shop Howard
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. ©
Bike Tour
Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
Street Art in George Town ©
Scenic Walking Area
Street Art in George Town Penang Island
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Penang Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Penang Botanical Gardens
3.8
Duration: 2 hours