What are popular things to do in Penang?

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I am staying in Penang for two days and want to spend some memorable time here, could you please suggest some popular things that could be done in Penang.

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Adventure is defined in many dictionaries as 'bold', 'audacious' or even 'courageous', but what one person believes is adventure will be quite different from the next. I'm not here to provide the same experience to everyone, I'm here to advise and guide you on a journey. The path of which will be unique to you. From beaches in Spain & Greece, to Safaris on the Serengeti Plains, the services I provide are boundless in location and allow your imagination to flourish.
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Penang is one of Malaysia’s most well-known destinations. Because the majority of the state of Penang is located on an island, you can enjoy beaches, sparkling waters, and a laid-back island vibe combined with a big city experience.

Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Penang:

Explore the Tropical Spice Garden

The Tropical Spice Garden on Jalan Teluk Bahang is one of Penang’s highlights, especially if you want to get out of the city centre.

The garden is an ode to all the beautiful herbs and spices native to this part of the world, and it sits on the site of what was once a rubber plantation.

Learn some history at Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis, which dates from the 18th century, is one of Penang’s most famous landmarks. It was built by the British East India Company under the direction of Sir Francis Light, the founder of Penang, and was intended to defend the city from a sea attack.

The fort is still in good condition, and there is a famous statue of Francis Light at the fort’s entrance and a collection of original cannons.

Make a visit to the Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is well-known for being one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, and as such, you should not miss it if you visit Penang. Many Buddhist devotees regard this as an important pilgrimage site, and you can see the beautiful towering Kek Lok Si Pagoda and the Guanyin statue. The statue is built in the shape of the Goddess of Mercy and stands 36.5 meters tall, while the entire temple complex is built in various styles.

Bathe in the sun on Batu Ferringhi Beach

There is a long stretch of golden beaches here, some of which are open to the public and some used by the resorts that line the coast. Sunbathing and swimming in the calm waters are popular beach activities, simply relaxing and sipping a coconut while looking out over the water. If possible, try to come here at sunset because the views are breathtaking.

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1 2 years ago 1 answers 2528 views
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Answered by our Expert

Adventure is defined in many dictionaries as 'bold', 'audacious' or even 'courageous', but what one person believes is adventure will be quite different from the next. I'm not here to provide the same experience to everyone, I'm here to advise and guide you on a journey. The path of which will be unique to you. From beaches in Spain & Greece, to Safaris on the Serengeti Plains, the services I provide are boundless in location and allow your imagination to flourish.
Specialist Destinations:

Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cuba, South America, Central America, United States, Canada

Specialist Areas:

City Breaks, Beaches, Action & Adventure, All Inclusive, Cruise, Yachts & Sailing, Family, Weddings and Honeymoon, Ski, Solo Travel, Luxury

Travel Interests:

Outdoors, History & Heritage, Local Culture, Destination Experiences, Nature & Wildlife

Penang is one of Malaysia’s most well-known destinations. Because the majority of the state of Penang is located on an island, you can enjoy beaches, sparkling waters, and a laid-back island vibe combined with a big city experience. Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Penang:

Explore the Tropical Spice Garden

The Tropical Spice Garden on Jalan Teluk Bahang is one of Penang’s highlights, especially if you want to get out of the city centre. The garden is an ode to all the beautiful herbs and spices native to this part of the world, and it sits on the site of what was once a rubber plantation.

Learn some history at Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis, which dates from the 18th century, is one of Penang’s most famous landmarks. It was built by the British East India Company under the direction of Sir Francis Light, the founder of Penang, and was intended to defend the city from a sea attack. The fort is still in good condition, and there is a famous statue of Francis Light at the fort’s entrance and a collection of original cannons.

Make a visit to the Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is well-known for being one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, and as such, you should not miss it if you visit Penang. Many Buddhist devotees regard this as an important pilgrimage site, and you can see the beautiful towering Kek Lok Si Pagoda and the Guanyin statue. The statue is built in the shape of the Goddess of Mercy and stands 36.5 meters tall, while the entire temple complex is built in various styles.

Bathe in the sun on Batu Ferringhi Beach

There is a long stretch of golden beaches here, some of which are open to the public and some used by the resorts that line the coast. Sunbathing and swimming in the calm waters are popular beach activities, simply relaxing and sipping a coconut while looking out over the water. If possible, try to come here at sunset because the views are breathtaking.
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