Nature Attractions in Penang

Unknown to many, there is another side of Penang that is beyond Georgetown. Take a trip out of Georgetown and you will find many attractions for nature lovers.

Penang Island

Here are some nature attractions on Penang island.

Penang Hill

Known as “Bukit Bendera”, Penang Hill offers many interesting activities and picturesque view to be relished by visitors.

Teluk Kampi Beach

Teluk Kampi is part of of Penang National Park. It has the longest beach compared to other parts of the park. The trenches found along the northern coast of the bay indicates there was a Japanese Army defense post during the World War 2.

Air Itam Dam

Air Itam Dam is the first dam to be built on Penang Island. It is surrounded by Penang Hill and Paya Terubong. The dam is a favorite place for jogging. The visitors can get a panoramic view of George Town from the highest point of the dam.

Bao Sheng Durian Farm

The Bao Sheng Durian Farm is a place to go for durian enthusiasts. With an option to visit for a day or stay overnight, visitors will have the pleasure to learn more about the different tastes that the durians have.

Penang Tropical Spice Garden

The Penang Tropical Spice Garden is Southeast Asia’s only tropical spice garden. This eight acre site is set within a secondary jungle.

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

Nestled strategically on the hilly terrain in Teluk Bahang, the Penang Fruit Farm has three main objectives: to conserve, educate and promote to the people a positive approach towards eco/agro-tourism.

Penang National Park

Gazetted on 10th April 2003, the Penang National Park is the smallest national park in the world. It is home to over 1,000 species of flora and around 271 species of fauna.

Teluk Bahang Recreational Park

Teluk Bahang Recreational is located 24km form Georgetown. It is a popular and well-maintained recreational park equipped with park benches, picnic and camping areas, waterfalls and a playground. It offers a wide variety of flora and fauna and hosts a forestry museum.

Penang Botanic Gardens

An old quarry turned into a breath-taking landscape of gardens, those who come to Penang should set foot on the Penang Botanic Garden to experience the inviting greenery.

Penang Mainland

The state of Penang consists of Penang Island and Penang mainland. Take a trip across the Penang Bridge and you will find many more nature attractions.

Mengkuang Dam


Mengkuang Dam is a dam located less than 28 km to the north-east of Butterworth in Penang main land. It is the largest dam in Penang. It has a park that is popular for recreational activity. The dam is also one of the venues for the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival.

Jerejak Island

Jerejak Island is a small island located at the eastern coast of Penang Island. It can be reached via a ferry ride from Bayan Lepas. It is known to have a dark history in the past. Now Jerejak Island is one of the famous islands in Penang to be visited for its rich nature and beautiful view.

Aman Island


The island gets its name from the word aman that conveys the meaning of peace.It is a home to a traditional Malay village. Aman Island is a famous fishing spot. It also offers interesting places such as Jalan Telaga Emas,  Batu Perompak and many more.

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is a hilly terrain that spans roughly 37 hectares of lush green area. It is an outdoor recreational park located within a forest reserve. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Penang, the forest offers a peaceful and relaxing escape into nature.

Bukit Panchor Forest Park

Bukit Panchor Forest Park is one of Penang’s state parks. It provides outdoor recreational activities and encourages public’s appreciation for forests and ecotourism. The park provides facilities such as camping sites, restrooms, barbeque pits, water and electricity supply. There is also a canteen for visitors to buy food and beverages.