Here are the top 43 tourist attractions to see in Georgetown:

1. Penang Hill

Penang Hill
Must visit 4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

A natural amalgamation of pleasant weather, luxurious vegetation, breathtaking views, colonial vibe and the foresty landscape is what you call as Penang Hill. Located in Air Itam suburb, Penang Hill is a lovely little hill station in Penang Island, Malaysia.

2. Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple

2 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Situated on the hilltop at Air Itam near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Comprising of monasteries, temples, prayer halls, and gardens, the temple complex is a chief pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Philippines and Singapore.

3. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a majestic UNESCO Heritage Site located in Georgetown, Penang (Malaysia). It is often known as the Blue Mansion because of its distinctive blue-coloured outer walls and external decorations.

4. Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi

4 km
from city center
4 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Khoo Kongsi, also known as Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of the largest clan temple-cum-house of the Hokkien clan. A major attraction in the city, the clan temple complex sits in a granite paved square housing 19th-century rowhouse, a traditional theatre and an authentic association building.

5. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4 km
from city center
5 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, also known as the Babas and Nonyas, is a two storey treasure trove of historical antiques and artefacts, making it one of the most unique museums of Malaysia.

6. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a majestic UNESCO Heritage Site located in Georgetown, Penang (Malaysia). Once the private residence of Cheong Ho, it now serves as a boutique hotel and museum. It is often known as the Blue Mansion because of its distinctive blue-coloured outer walls and external decorations.

7. Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi
4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
7 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Batu Ferringhi is Penang's popular beach destination, home to several five-star hotels and a 4-km stretch of white sandy beaches. The major highlight here is the night market and the varied water sports.

8. Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi
4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
8 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Khoo Kongsi, also known as Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of the largest clan temple-cum-house of the Hokkien clan. It’s located in Georgetown, which is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang.

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9. Penang Botanic Gardens

Penang Botanic Gardens

2 km
from city center
9 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also called the Waterfall Gardens, is located on the Jalan Air Terjun Road in George Town. The landscaped gardens is popular for housing the indigenous and exotic plant species.

10. Penang Bird Park

Penang Bird Park
3.8 /5

11 km
from city center
10 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

If you're a lover of birds, visit the Penang Bird Park to spot them all.

11. Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum

17 km
from city center
11 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Penang War Museum is a former British military fortress which once served as the site for the legendary Battle of Penang against the Japanese army. Situated in Bukit Batu Maung on Penang's southern coast, it now serves as a museum gaining fame as Southeast Asia's largest war museum. It is also dubbed as one of Asia's most haunted sites.

12. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Sri Mahamariamman Temple
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The popular Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang. Also known as Queen Street Indian Temple, the highlight of the temple is the exquisite carving of various Gods and Goddesses over its facade and entrance gate.

13. Asia Camera Museum

Asia Camera Museum
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
13 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Step into the world of cameras at Georgetown's Camera Museum. The two-storey shophouse building of the museum is a highlight in itself. Displaying around 1000 vintage came and accessories, the museum is divided into Pinhole Room, Dark Room and Obscura Room.

14. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

14 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tucked on the Farquhar Street of George Town. it is considered to be one of Malaysia's best presented and well-maintained museums.

15. Chulia Street

Chulia Street

15 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Chulia Street, also known as Lebuh Chulia, is one of the oldest roads of George Town, Penang. The street is famous for its food and offers a lot of variety with hawker stalls and local cuisines.

16. Made in Penang Interactive Museum

Made in Penang Interactive Museum

16 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Made in Penang Interactive Museum is a trick art museum with a vast collection of 3D art and murals to bring life to creativity. This two-storey museum features works of local Penangite artists that describes the spirit of Penang via its wall canvases, miniature dioramas and 3D interactive trick arts.

17. Street of Harmony

Street of Harmony

4 km
from city center
17 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located in George Town, the Street of Harmony represents the confluence of different religions and the coming together of distinct people in harmony in just one kilometre. Constructed in the 18th century, it has the worship places of all the four religions – Christianity (St. George’s Church), Taoism (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Hinduism (Sri Mariamman Temple) and Islam (Kapitan Keling Mosque).

18. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

1 km
from city center
18 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Formerly known as Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple, the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple stands shining on the lands of Georgetown, Penang. Crowned amongst one of the oldest Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia, it is famed for housing the huge marble Buddha statue and a 200 years old well.

19. Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

4 km
from city center
19 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Standing with the pious spirit and magnificent architecture since the 19th century, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a beautiful place of worship at the Jalan Buckingham, George Town. The largest mosque in the city, it is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town.

20. Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple

20 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Situated on the hilltop at Air Itam near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. It is a chief pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Philippines and Singapore.

21. Clan Jetties of Penang

Clan Jetties of Penang

4 km
from city center
21 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Clan Jetties of Penang is a traditional overwater settlement that has been created by Chinese immigrants who came to Malaysia. The six villages house distinct Chinese clans, the Chew Jetty being the most tourist-friendly and famous.

22. Clan Jetties

Clan Jetties

4 km
from city center
22 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Clan Jetties of Penang is a traditional settlement that has been created by Chinese immigrants who came to Malaysia. The Clan Jetties are basically a complete village above water that houses people from the Chinese Clans.

23. Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple

4 km
from city center
23 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Kuan Yin Temple, or the Kuan Yin Teng in Georgetown, Penang is devoted to the Goddess of Mercy and is one of the main centers of worship for the Chinese Taoists in the city. The temple is also home to the worship of Ma Chor Ooh, the patron saint of seafarers who was deeply regarded by early Chinese settlers.

24. Penang Hill

Penang Hill
3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
24 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

If you want to view all of Penang from a great height, don't miss out on Penang Hill, also known as Bukit Bendera, Penang's first hill station.

25. Gurney Plaza

Gurney Plaza

1 km
from city center
25 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Gurney Plaza is a nine-story shopping mall with various international brands, retail shops, entertainment centers, and restaurants. It is located in Georgetown, Penang, at Gurney Drive and is one of the major retail and entertainment centres in Penang.

26. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

1 km
from city center
26 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Formerly known as Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple, the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is one of the oldest Burmese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. It is famed for housing the huge marble Buddha statue and a 200 years old well.

27. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4 km
from city center
27 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, also known as the Babas and Nonyas, is a two-storey treasure trove of historical antiques and artefacts, making it one of the most unique museums of Malaysia. The iconic green-hued mansion is dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage.

28. Penang Botanic Gardens

Penang Botanic Gardens

2 km
from city center
28 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also called the Waterfall Gardens, is located on the Jalan Air Terjun Road in George Town. The landscaped gardens is popular for housing the indigenous and exotic plant species.

29. Penang Snake Temple

Penang Snake Temple

14 km
from city center
29 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Penang Snake Temple, earlier known as Temple of the Azure Cloud, is a Chinese temple built in remembrance of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist prist and healer. Located in Bayan Lepas in the Southwest Penang, this magical temple is one of the few places where one can get close to the venomous snakes and live to tell the tale.

30. Fort Cornwallis Penang

Fort Cornwallis Penang

4 km
from city center
30 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Fort Cornwallis (Kota Cornwallis in Malay) is one of the most important structures in George Town, Penang. It is the largest intact standing fort in Malaysia which was built for defending Penang from pirate attacks.

31. Street Of Harmony

Street Of Harmony
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
31 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located in George Town, the Street of Harmony is one of the oldest streets in Penang, representing the confluence of different cultures. The street houses four different places of worship - a church (St. George’s Church), a Taoist temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), a Hindu Temple (Sri Mariamman Temple) and a mosque (Kapitan Keling Mosque).

32. Wat Chayamangkalaram

Wat Chayamangkalaram

1 km
from city center
32 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Wat Chayamangkalaram, located in the Pulau Tikus of George Town, is a Thai Buddhist temple. Also known as Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple it is famous for housing one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statue.

33. Jerejak Island

Jerejak Island

13 km
from city center
33 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Set between Penang main Island and Seberang Perai, Jerejak Island is a stunning tropical island. The highlight being the holiday resort by the same name, Jerejak Island is rich with flora, fauna and history.

34. Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

4 km
from city center
34 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Standing with the pious spirit and magnificent architecture since the 19th century, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a beautiful place of worship at the Jalan Buckingham, George Town. The largest mosque in the city, it is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town.

35. Penang Floating Mosque

Penang Floating Mosque

5 km
from city center
35 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located at Tanjung Bungah Road, Masjid Terapung Pulau Penang, popularly known as the Floating Mosque, is a famous landmark and the first mosque in Malaysia built on the sea. During high tide, the mosque appears to be actually floating when someone gazes at the sea.

36. City Hall

City Hall

4 km
from city center
36 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located along Jalan Padang Kota Lama, Penang City Hall, also referred to as Dewan Bandaraya Pulau Penang, is a colonial building and the head office of the Municipal Council of Penang Island. The City Hall is a must visit only to witness the colonial architecture and incredible views.

37. Adventure Zone Theme Park

Adventure Zone Theme Park

37 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Located at Batu Ferringhi Beach in Golden Sands Resort, Adventure Zone Theme Park is an entertainment venue for families which has been designed especially for children. Built in 10,300 sq. feet, it offers different activities including game zones, drop slides, modular play equipments and kids club.

38. St. George’s Church Penang

St. George’s Church Penang

4 km
from city center
38 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

St. George’s Church is an Anglican church located on Farquhar Street in George Town. The 200-year-old shrine is the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia and also one of the oldest buildings in Penang. The main highlight of St George Church is its recently inaugurated heritage centre.

39. Second Penang Bridge

Second Penang Bridge

18 km
from city center
39 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Second Penang Bridge, also known as the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, joins the mainland and the Penang Island from Seberang Perai all the way up till Gelugar. It stretches across an impressive length of 24 km making it the longest bridge in the Southeast Asian region.

40. Penang Bird Park

Penang Bird Park

11 km
from city center
40 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The beautifully-landscaped Penang Bird Park is located in Seberang Jaya and is the first and the largest bird park in Malaysia. It is home to over 300 species of birds, ranging from several species indigenous to the nurturing tropical ecosystem of Malaysia to other exotic species from all over the world.

41. Little India Penang

Little India Penang

4 km
from city center
41 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Little India is a small piece of the country spread across four streets in Penang. The neighborhood captures the essence of India in its streets and is famous for its mouth watering food, streets filled with pizzazz from Bollywood songs and the shops lined up selling wares from sarees to spices.

42. Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple

4 km
from city center
42 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

The Kuan Yin Temple in Georgetown is devoted to the Goddess of Mercy and is one of the main centres of worship for the Chinese Taoists in the city. Also known as Kuan Yin Teng, it is also home to the worship of Ma Chor Ooh, the patron saint of seafarers.

43. Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau

16 km
from city center
43 out of 43
places to visit in Georgetown

Balik Pulau is a bustling market town and Penang's main island outpost. Housing charming shophouses and rice fields, the tiny hamlet is famous for its agricultural practices. Offering a laidback kampung lifestyle experience, Balik Pulau is best visited on a day trip or as a lunch stop for anyone making a round trip of the island.

FAQs on Georgetown

How can I commute within Georgetown?

Public transport is organized pretty well here, with buses being the most popular forms. All buses stop on their route, so you can always hop in to go where you want. In case you want to travel beyond the city limits, you should know that d the public buses stop pick-ups after 22:00. Taxis and trishaws are also available for transport purposes. You could also rent a bike from shops on Chulia Street and Penang Road.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Georgetown?

The top sightseeing places in Georgetown are Penang Hill, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Penang Botanic Gardens, Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

What are the top hotels in Georgetown?

There are 1138 Hotels in Georgetown which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Georgetown are Penang Island Holiday Home, Mansion One Condominium, VAR, MY CHINAMAN'S HOME II, The Landmark, Sea View Vacation Home Gurney Drive for 4-6 Pax, Seaview Suites @ Gurney. You can see all the hotels in Georgetown here
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