Penang Hill & City Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in George Town

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Explore Penang’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanThe tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 9.30 AM. You will be meeting our friendly English-speaking driver at your hotel lobby and proceed for the tour.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Penang Hill, George Town, Penang Island, PenangFirstly, you will also visit Penang Hill where you will ride a funicular train to its peak at 833m above sea level to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Georgetown and mainland Butterworth. Colonial bungalows can be found around this hill due to the British preferring to stay in a cooler climate compared to the hot and humid environment in the city.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, George Town, Penang Island, PenangWat Chayamangkalaram Temple is a Thai temple in Penang famous for its large gold-plated Reclining Buddha, which is at 33m, is one of the largest in the world.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town, Penang Island, PenangDhammikarama Burmese Temple is Burmese-style Buddhist temple, founded in 1803, with elaborate, colorful stupas & sculptures. At the main prayer hall, voices are reduced to a whisper and the silence is broken only by the occasional ringing of temple bells. The latest addition to the Dhammikarama Buddhist Temple is the Golden Pagoda Bell Tower.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Fort Cornwallis, George Town, Penang Island, PenangThe 18th-century fort was built by the British East India Company, and while its cannons are still trained on the water, Fort Cornwallis has never engaged in battle. *Photo stop onlyDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Little India - Penang, PenangLittle India is colorful neighborhood with dozens of shops & vendors for Indian clothing, jewelry & street food.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town, Penang Island, PenangAfter that, take a short stroll through the famed Street of Harmony, home to all of the major religions in Malaysia. The settlement of different communities in one small location since the early 1800’s is an amazing sight to wonder.The Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is situated on the corner of Buckingham Street and Pitt Street.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sri Mahamariamman TempleBuilt in 1833, the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple in George Town is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Malaysia, and features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade. It is located at Queen Street, George Town. It is also known as Mariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian TempleDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng), George Town, Penang Island, PenangThe Goddess of Mercy Temple is a Chinese temple in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Situated at Pitt Street, it was first built in 1728, making it Penang's oldest Taoist temple. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St. George's Church, PenangSt. George's Church is a 19th-century Anglican church in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. It is the oldest purpose built Anglican church in Southeast Asia. The church lies within the jurisdiction of the Upper North Archedeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West MalaysiaDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island, PenangThe Clan Jetties of George Town only came about in the late 19th century. Part of the heritage trail, the clan jetties are a unique sight to witness as you walk through a wooden path on stilts with wooden houses beside you that are still inhabited by the locals till today. After the construction of the Quay in 1882, the waterfront was developed with short public landing stages or jetties. Settlements grew on these foundations and they were used for the loading and unloading of goods and for the mooring of sampans (boats). Gradually, each jetty became identified and dominated by certain clans and over time more huts sprung up. Be awed by the experience of going through a village atmosphere in the heart of the city. Walk through this quaint village made of wooden houses built on top of wooden stilts. Since Penang lost its free port status, most inhabitants here now dwell in many different trades.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Penang Time Tunnel, George Town, Penang Island, PenangIf time permits, you will be visiting Penang Time Tunnel at your own expenses.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Coffee Tree, George Town, Penang Island, PenangOn the way, we will stop for some free sampling of Penang’s famous White Coffee/ Tea @ Coffee TreeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Crown PewterWitness how Malaysian handicraft is madeDuration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking driver
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Hill

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Penang Time Tunnel 3D Museum * Own expenses
  • No meals are included
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Cornwallis
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Time Tunnel
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