Penang Island is a very tourist vibrant place in Malaysia and there’s a good reason for this. Penang Island is rich in history, cultures, beautiful buildings and amazing food. Even though there are so many things to do on Penang Island, here are the 5 best things to do on Penang Island:
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5 Things to do on Penang Island in Malaysia
1. Penang Hills
Undoubtedly the most popular destination on Penang Island is the Penang Hills. You can either take an 8-kilometre hike to the top or go on the railways. Either way, when you get to the top of the hill you will experience a breathtaking view of the whole island.
The best time to go is just before sunset. During this time, you can see Penang island during the day, experience a beautiful sunset and see what the island looks like at night.
2. Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si means ‘heavenly temple’ and it’s the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The Kek Lok Si Temple is divided into 3 main parts. It has a temple, pagoda and a statue of the Goddess of Mercy.
The temple is decorated in reds, yellows, oranges, and golds. This is a combination of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese (Myanmar) architecture. You can easily spend hours here exploring the beautiful gardens and temples.
3. Little India
If you want delicious, authentic Malaysian food then Little India is the place to go. Located in Georgetown, the capital of Penang Island, Little India is the perfect place for food and other products native to India. There are also many things to see in the streets of Little India. So grab some food and then wander the streets of George Town.
4. Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
Are you looking for something a bit different and creative to do, especially with kids? Then head over to the Penang 3D Trick Art Museum. This Art Museum is made up of unique wall paintings. What makes these paintings so unique is that if you stand on the indicated spot the painting will look 3D in pictures. Get your pose on at Penang 3D Trick Art Museum.
5. Entopia Butterfly farm
Entopia Butterfly Farm is a huge glass conservatory full of beautiful butterflies. The conservatory consists of 2 parts; An outside area where the butterflies fly around and an inside part where you learn about the life cycle of butterflies, along with other bugs and beetles. This is a beautiful location for butterfly lovers and kids.
Tip: Use our trusted friend Mr Lee to take you around Penang Island on a guided tour. Mr Lee’s contact details: +60 17-494 1198
There are so many things to do on Penang Island. These are only our top 5 attractions to visit on Penang Island. If you are interested in travelling to Penang Island and Malaysia buy our Malaysian Ebook for more information and download our free Malaysia packing list here.