Welcome to George Town
The time-worn shophouses of the Unesco World Heritage Zone will likely spark a desire in some visitors to move straight to Pulau Penang's most attractive city. Even more impressive is the movie set–like mishmash of Chinese temples in Little India, mosques in Chinatown, and Western-style skyscrapers and shopping complexes gleaming high above British Raj–era architecture.
The eclectic jumble makes this a city that rewards explorers. Get lost in the maze of chaotic streets and narrow lanes, past shrines decorated with strings of paper lanterns and fragrant shops selling Indian spices; or enjoy George Town's burgeoning street-art scene, its modern cafes and fun bars.