Penang Botanical Gardens, George Town

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Stroll around the city's "green lung" at Penang Botanical Gardens. Established by the British on the site of an old granite quarry in 1884, the public gardens stretch out across 29 hectares (72 acres). Amble across the scenery to find the famous trees that live here, many with evocative nicknames like "the five o'clock tree" (its buds close just before dark). If you need a little exercise during your trip, come here for a jog, jungle trekking, or aerobics. Spot the many animals that call the park home, with long-tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, and black giant squirrels among the favorites. Penang Botanical Gardens is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, George Town Edition.
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  • We came out on a Sunday morning to have a walk, see the waterfall and a temple. It’s really now just a nice park, as the botanical garden structures are fairly degraded. It was just a nice place to wa...  more »
  • Mr. Pan knew that we couldn't eat the garnet last time, and went back to Hong Kong with regret, and today went to Xiaoyu to get a lot of pomegranate, to take photos for us to explain Mr. Pan from our out to hong Kong, there has been a lot of love with me, so that we deeply feel the human feeling. If you or have friends to go to the city, you need to pack a trip, please find Mr. Pan, service super.
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  • Great place to jog and have a brisk walk after work. Its quiet, full of lush greenery and I like that all trees have names so you can learn those too. However, be mindful of the monkeys around. Do not carry food into the gardens and walk the other way if faced with a Male monkey baring its teeth - The mums and babies are cute though 😊
  • The botanical garden offers a relief from the busy city. The tracks in garden are easy walk. For a bit of adventure follow the track to the ruin of a surveyor’s hut. Entrance near the Lilly pond. There are a great selection of plants and trees with QR codes detailing each species. If you are keen for group fitness you can find groups there practicing. Look for the information near the botanical garden shop. You can also go for a ride. And beware of the monkey.
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