Top Penang Attractions: Where to go in Penang?

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Penang is a popular tourist destination in Asia. Its capital city, George Town, was considered a UNESCO Word Heritage Site in 2008. When visiting Penang attractions, visitors won’t have a problem in getting to must-visit places in the state because any form of public transportation is available.

How to get to Penang? You can go by plane, train, car or bus. There’s really no problem in going to Penang attractions and experience what the state has to offer.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion
Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion

Named after its founder, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a two-storey courtyard house and considered, today, as a classic pre-war home. It won the Most Excellent Project Asia Pacific Heritage Awards in 2000. It has both Asian and Western influence. If the founder were still alive now, he would be prouder than ever considering that his mansion is touted as one of Malaysia’s must-visit places.

Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple
Penang Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple

It’s known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, and it’s considered as the largest Buddhist temple in the Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple is a favorite retreat for Taoists and monks who strive for immortality. The hills in the temple are described as geomantically significant because they have all the right feng shui.

Penang Escape Adventureland Teluk Bahang

Penang Escape Theme Park, Teluk Bahang
Penang Escape Theme Park, Teluk Bahang

It’s for outdoor adventure seekers who want to try zip-lining. But it’s not the only activity here. It hosts other enjoyable jungle actives for family and friends. It’s a great attraction if you want to foster your love for the outdoors. Other standout attractions will include a free fall, tree rope swing, and inner tube slide, among others.

Penang War Museum

Penang War Muzeum Batu Maung
Penang War Muzeum Batu Maung

It’s one of the historical sites in Malaysia. With its popularity, it’s been featured on National Geographics for its “I Wouldn’t Go In There” series that investigates the most haunted places in Asia. Build in 1930, this museum was a British fortress against the Japanese. However, it was taken from them by the Japanese forces during the World War II. It sits on “Ghost Hill,” which was used to be a Japanese torture camp.

Penang Khoo Khongsi

Penang Khoo Kongsi Temple
Penang Khoo Kongsi Temple

Located in Georgetown, Penang Khoo Khongsi is one of the must-visit places, not just in Penang, but also in Malaysia. Khoo Khongsi is a huge Chinese clan house, and the temple is considered as the grandest clan temple in the country. Built 100 years ago, this temple is a venue of famous and historic opera of Chinese. It also marks the first period when Chinese entered Malaysia. Its nearby attractions will include Fort Cornwallis, which is the largest fort in the country but has never been engaged in any battles before.