PENANG, Malaysia | Top 9 Things to See and Do

Here is a video we made about the Top 9 things to see and do in Penang Malaysia

Here is a video we made about the Top 9 things to see and do in Penang Malaysia. For our Self Guided Walking Tour of Penang : https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/03/10/self-guided-walking-tour-penang-malaysia/

Sri Mariamman Temple in Little India, Georgetown Penang

#1- Little India

The sights and sounds and smells are intense! You will find lots of authentic Indian food and the Sri Mariamman Temple. The are is only about four blocks, but a lot is packed into these four blocks!

#2- Street Art

Everywhere you look is Georgetown, you will see street art! We made a self guided walking tour of our favourite spots if you are interested. TOUR (click here)

Penang Hill funicular in Penang, Malaysia

#3- Penang Hill Funicular

It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the top and costs approximately 5 RM. The ride was lovely, but the sites at the top are mostly forgettable. Here is a blog post we wrote about it: https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/02/05/penang-hill/

Clan house in Georgetown, Penang

#4- Clan Houses and Tiny Temples in Georgetown

Everywhere in Georgtown, oldtown, you will find clan houses and temples. Wandering around and seeing a bunch of these places is a delightful afternoon. You don’t really need a plan, just wander.

Trying Durian in Penang

#5- Durian

Where ever you go in Malaysia, you will encounter Durian. You can’t miss it, trust me. It smells like a mixture of sour garbage, stinky feet and raw sewage….and it tastes like, garlic? meat? pineapple? You have to try it yourself.

Chew Jetty, Georgetown, Penang

#6- Chew Jetty

Chew Jetty is one of many clan jetty’s in Georgetown. A Jetty is a neighbourhood of stilt houses that jut out into the Penang harbour. Here you will find shops, food stalls and lost of plant. People do live here, so be respectful.

Kapitan Keling Mosque in Georgetown, Penang

#7- Kapitan Keling Mosque

This beautiful mosque was built in the 19th century by merchant traders. It is interesting to see how in this neighborhood you will find an Indian Temple, a Chinese Temple and a Mosque within a few minutes walk. It’s delightful to see these different religions coexisting so harmoniously.

Monkey Beach, Penang Malaysia

#8- Monkey Beach

Inside of Penang National Park, and a hour away by bus from Georgetown, you will find Monkey Beach. Once you get off the bus, you can either hike for an hour through the national park to get to the beach or hire a boat to take you there in a few minutes. Here is a blog post I wrote about getting there : https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/03/17/getting-to-monkey-beach-penang/

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Malaysia
Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Malaysia

#9- Kek Lok Si Temple

Possibly our favourite temple in the entire world. It costs about $2 to enter and ride the funicular. This temple has three different levels filled with shrines and gardens and beauty and awesomeness. WE CANNOT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH!! Here is a post I wrote about Kek Lok Si : https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/01/29/kek-lok-si-temple/

For in depth videos about all of these stops visit: http://www.youtube.com/bumblingtourist

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