8 Best Tours in Penang 2015
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Penang – Malaysia’s best-known and most-visited destination – is an alluring blend of Indian, Chinese and sundry influences. The Pearl of the Orient is an island that features a mixture of colonial heritage buildings that rub shoulders with swanky high rise resort-style hotels; jungles, lakes and beaches surround its borders while Penang-proper is home to a jumble of British Raj-era architecture.
The island’s capital city, Georgetown – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – is dotted with atmospheric Chinese store fronts and imposing mansions while its northern quadrant plays host to Batu Ferringhi, a resort strip dominated by huge luxury developments. All in all, the state comes across as a mishmash of Langkawi’s seaside charm and Malacca’s imposing old-fashioned legacy. Local food remains one of its top draws, most notably the hawker fare.
1Penang Round Island Tour Penang, Batu Ferringhi, Balik Pulau, Bayan Lepas Tour Duration: 5 hours
Penang – the Pearl of the Orient – is one of Malaysia’s frequently-visited corners, and has been branded a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. The Penang Round Island Tour takes you on a journey to visit some of the island’s best-known attractions including the Butterfly Farm, the Snake Temple and other sites. Read More...2Penang Hill & Temple Tour Penang Tour Duration: 5 hours
This tour brings you on a religious journey to explore the fascinating Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the biggest temples in South East Asia. This acclaimed tourist landmark has charmed millions of people with it’s pagodas, pavilions, fish ponds, countless buddha statues and the towering bronze statue of the goddess of mercy (kuan yin). Read More...3Penang Half Day Tour Penang, Georgetown, Gurney Tour Duration: 4 hours
The only Malaysian state to have a Chinese majority population, Penang is a mixture of old Asia and chic modernity. The Penang Half-Day Tour takes you on a journey to visit some of the island’s key attractions that exemplify Penang at its heart including the Khoo Kongsi temple, the Botanical Gardens and other places. Read More...4Penang Heritage with Trishaw Tour Penang, Georgetown, Ayer Itam, Gurney Tour Duration: 7 hours
Penang may not hold the record as the most beautiful island in Malaysia yet it has its fair share of charms. The Penang Full Day & Night Tour takes you on a journey to visit some of the island’s most popular attractions including Penang Hill, Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Penang and many more. Read More...5Penang Night Tour Penang, Gurney Drive Tour Duration: 4 hours
When the sun goes down Penang is an island that lights up with exciting activities and culinary adventures. The Penang Night tour is a relaxing way to experience Penang’s after-dark offerings as it takes you to some of the island’s best-known after-hours spots. Read More...6Penang Fireflies Tour Krian River - Tour Duration: 4 hours
One of Penang’s up-and-coming attractions is firefly-watching – Malay-style wooden boats row out on the river to the trees where these flickering iridescent insects dwell so you can spend your evening taking in this dazzling display. The Penang Fireflies tour takes you on a visit from Penang to Nibong Tebal. Read More...7Penang National Park Tour Muka Head - Tour Duration: 2 to 6 hours (4 programs)
One of the few natural forests on the island, the Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) is located at the North-Western side of the island, in Muka Head. Covering 1181 hectares of dipterocarp forest and 1381 hectares of wetlands, the park is an abundance of lush, natural beauty with a diverse ecosystem. Read More...8Penang Day & Night City Tour Georgetown - Tour Duration: 8 hours
This full day tour will allow you to discover four of the most beautiful temples in Penang (Snake Temple, Kek Lok Si and Wat Chayamangkalaram, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple), as well as Penang Road's hawker center and night market. Read More...