Here are the top 14 tourist attractions to see in Georgetown:

1. Penang Hill

Must visit 4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 14
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. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 14
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.

3. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4 km
from city center
3 out of 14
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.

4. Khoo Kongsi

4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 14
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.

5. Penang Botanic Gardens

2 km
from city center
5 out of 14
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.

6. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 14
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.

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7. Asia Camera Museum

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 14
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.

8. Chulia Street

8 out of 14
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.

9. Street of Harmony

4 km
from city center
9 out of 14
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).

10. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

1 km
from city center
10 out of 14
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.

11. Kapitan Keling Mosque

4 km
from city center
11 out of 14
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.

12. Kek Lok Si Temple

12 out of 14
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.

13. Clan Jetties

4 km
from city center
13 out of 14
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.

14. Kuan Yin Temple

4 km
from city center
14 out of 14
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.

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