Recommended attractions to visit in Penang
If you have more time to spare after visiting the Must Visit Attractions in Georgetown, here are some attractions that you should visit.
Nestled close to the Esplanade and right next to the Victoria Memorial Clock, a visit in Georgetown would be incomplete without checking out Fort Cornwallis.
Kuan Yin Temple
Kuan Yin Temple is the oldest temple in Penang Island. It was built specifically to honour the God of Mercy, Kuan Yin.
The Cheah Kongsi resembles the palaces and magnificent temples in China, but incorporates Malay, Straits Chinese and European influences in its design.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
A temple dedicated solely to Lord Subramaniam, the Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest temple on Penang Island.
Penang City Hall
Built elegantly in 1903 with unique Corinthians pillars and huge windows, the Penang City Hall has its individual story to tell to any visitors that come by.
Eastern & Oriental Building
A legendary colonial-style building, the Eastern & Oriental Building portrays the classical designs during the British-Raj era.
Queen Victoria Memorial Clock
Visiting The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower will give you a little bit of a Royal experience. Be mesmerized with the four-tier tower, topped with a Moorish Dome.
St George’s Church
The beautiful St. George’s Church is Southeast Asia’s oldest Anglican Church and has a distinctive Greek design.
Penang Museum & Art Gallery
Billed as one of Malaysia’s best-presented museums, it exhibits historical items such as Baba Nyonya porcelain, costumes and jewellery, furniture and many more.
There is still a lot to Penang outside of Georgetown. Here are some attractions that you should visit.
Batu Ferringhi is a splendid beach that offers visitors amazing sights, great water activities as well as unique items sold at its famous night market!
Wat Chaiyamangalaram Reclining Buddha
A masterpiece to look at, the gold-plated reclining Buddha is the 14th largest reclining Buddha in the world.
Designed by a renowned Malaysian architect, Chin Fung Kee, the Penang Bridge is one of the busiest freeways in the country.
Penang Butterfly Farm
Founded in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm’s main objective is to introduce and promote entomology to the public. It has evolved to be a tourist attraction and conservation centre for butterflies.
Dhamikarama Burmese Temple
Special in many ways, the Dhamikarama Burmese Temple is the first Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia.
Penang Floating Mosque
The Penang Floating Mosque is a masterpiece and is a lovely to be visited in the evenings when bright artificial lights reflect in the ocean.