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Penang See/Do

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Unnamed Road, Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The view of Penang Island from 735 meters (2,411 feet) up is fantastic, and the funicular makes getting to the summit of Penang Hill (also known as Bukit Bendera) a breeze. Walk one of the forest paths, visiting the wonderfully ornate Hindu...

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29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its unique architecture. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, now a museum, is the former home of a wealthy Peranakan family and is filled with...

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11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

This 19th-century temple is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists across Southeast Asia. Visitors begin at the seven-tier, 30-meter-tall (98-foot-tall) Ban Po Thar, a tower designed in Burmese, Chinese and Thai styles. Throughout...

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Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

An abandoned rubber plantation turned lush oasis, Tropical Spice Garden features 500-plus varieties of herbs, spices and flowers. Highlights here include the spice terraces, where visitors can learn about medicinal spices and herbs; the tranquil...

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Jalan Hassan Abas, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Within Penang National Park, this picturesque beach is named for the macaques that live in the surrounding forest. The water is safe for swimming, and if you’re lucky you’ll see a sea turtle. On weekends the beach is popular with...