Recommended attractions to visit in Penang

Around Georgetown

If you have more time to spare after visiting the Must Visit attractions in Georgetown, here are some attractions that you should visit.

Penang City Hall

Built elegantly in 1903 with unique Corinthians pillars and huge windows, the Penang City Hall has its individual story to tell to any visitors that come by.

Fort Cornwallis

Nestled close to the Esplanade and right next to the Victoria Memorial Clock, a visit in Georgetown would be incomplete without checking out Fort Cornwallis.

Queen Victoria Memorial Clock

Visiting The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower will give you a little bit of a Royal experience. Be mesmerized with the four-tier tower, topped with a Moorish Dome.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

A temple dedicated solely to Lord Subramaniam, the Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest temple on Penang Island.

Penang Museum & Art Gallery

Billed as one of Malaysia’s best-presented museums, it exhibits historical items such as Baba Nyonya porcelain, costumes and jewellery, furniture and many more.

St George's Church

The beautiful St. George’s Church is Southeast Asia’s oldest Anglican Church and has a distinctive Greek design.

Cheah Kongsi

The Cheah Kongsi resembles the palaces and magnificent temples in China, but incorporates Malay, Straits Chinese and European influences in its design.

Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple is the oldest temple in Penang Island. It was built specifically to honour the God of Mercy, Kuan Yin.

Eastern & Oriental Building

A legendary colonial-style building, the Eastern & Oriental Building portrays the classical designs during the British-Raj era.

Beyond Georgetown

There is still a lot to Penang outside of Georgetown. Here are some attractions that you should visit.

Dhamikarama Burmese Temple

Special in many ways, the Dhamikarama Burmese Temple is the first Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia.

Wat Chaiyamangalaram Reclining Buddha

A masterpiece to look at, the gold-plated reclining Buddha is the 14th largest reclining Buddha in the world.

Penang Bridge

Designed by a renowned Malaysian architect, Chin Fung Kee, the Penang Bridge is one of the busiest freeways in the country.

Penang Butterfly Farm

Founded in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm’s main objective is to introduce and promote entomology to the public. It has evolved to be a tourist attraction and conservation centre for butterflies.

Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is a splendid beach that offers visitors amazing sights, great water activities as well as unique items sold at its famous night market!

Penang Floating Mosque

The Penang Floating Mosque is a masterpiece and is a lovely to be visited in the evenings when bright artificial lights reflect in the ocean.