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Trip Planner Malaysia  /  Penang

Penang

3.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient." Our Malaysia itinerary builder tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Penang

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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Architectural Building
Kek Lok Si Temple Air Itam
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
History Museum
Pinang Peranakan Mansion George Town
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Escape Theme Park ©
Theme Park
Escape Theme Park Teluk Bahang
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Chew Jetty ©
Neighborhood
Chew Jetty George Town
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Penang

Penang House of Music ©
Specialty Museum
Penang House of Music George Town
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang ©
Spa
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang Penang Island
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Religious Site
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram George Town
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©
Religious Site
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple George Town
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Penang

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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Historic Site
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion George Town
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Religious Site
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple George Town
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Armenian Street ©
Historic Walking Area
Armenian Street George Town
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fort Cornwallis ©
Historic Site
Fort Cornwallis George Town
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Penang

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Khoo Kongsi ©
Specialty Museum
Khoo Kongsi George Town
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Wonderfood Museum Penang ©
Specialty Museum
Wonderfood Museum Penang George Town
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery ©
Art Museum
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Penang Island
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Colonial Penang Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Colonial Penang Museum George Town
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Penang

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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Beach
Batu Ferringhi Beach Batu Ferringhi
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Tech Dome Penang ©
Natural History Museum
Tech Dome Penang George Town
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Adventure Zone ©
Playground
Adventure Zone Batu Ferringhi
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Kerachut Beach ©
Beach
Kerachut Beach Teluk Bahang
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Penang

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Queensbay Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Queensbay Mall Bayan Lepas
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gurney Plaza ©
Shopping Mall
Gurney Plaza George Town
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Indochine Natural ©
Factory Outlet
Indochine Natural Tanjung Bungah
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gurney Paragon Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Gurney Paragon Mall George Town
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Penang Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Penang Botanical Gardens George Town
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Street Art in George Town ©
Scenic Walking Area
Street Art in George Town Penang Island
4.4
Duration: 4 hours