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What to do in Penang
Penang is a Malaysian city that attracts travellers from all over the world with its historical sights, fascinating architecture, lovely beaches, and the most incredible food. So it won’t be hard for you to love the taste of Penang too.
Visit George Town and be charmed by this UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historic buildings, religious sites, and cool street vibe. Travel back in time at Fort Cornwallis. Then take your camera to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Penang City Hall, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Queen Victoria Clock Tower, and Penang Bridge during sunset or at night.
You’ll also be impressed by the gorgeous places of worship in George Town. See the black domes of Kapitan Keling Mosque. Be dazzled by the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. Enjoy a visit to the golden Wat Chaiyamangalaram.
Penang’s Air Itam and Bayan Lepas also have gorgeous architecture. You can’t miss the Jade Emperor’s Pavilion, the towering Kek Long Si Temple, and the stunning detail of the Snake Temple.
Hop on a train to Penang Hill for the best views of George Town and the Strait of Malacca. Go trek the jungle and set up camp at Penang National Park. Enjoy the sun, sand, and splash of waves in the secluded beaches of Muka Head, Pantai Kerachut, and Teluk Kampi.
You can’t fly to Penang and not taste the local cuisine. Taste Char Koay Teow, the rich and spicy Assam laksa, the incredible choices of the Lok Lok steamboat, and more with a food trip in Penang.
Get the most out of your trip to the city with this list of things to do in Penang. Are you travelling with kids? No worries! Get tips and ideas from this traveller mum on things to do in Penang with kids.
When to visit Penang
The best time to visit Penang is from November to February for the best weather. November to December is the most comfortable months to visit Penang, and January to February is when the city’s alive with festivals. You can score cheaper airfare by booking your flights for August, when it’s the cheapest time to fly to Penang.
Ace! You can pack your bags now because Australians can fly to Malaysia and visit Penang visa-free for up to three months. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia. Visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Penang
After landing at Penang International Airport, you can reach the city by taxi or bus. Wander the city and travel around Penang by bus, taxi, trishaw, and boat.
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