Here are the top 32 tourist attractions to see in Penang:

1. Penang National Park

4.2 /5

17 km
from city center
1 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Spread over an area of 23 square kilometres, Penang National Park is the world’s smallest, located at the north-west corner of Penang Island. The park is packed with wonders galore like the seasonal meromictic lake, lovely pristine beaches, lowland dipterocarp forests and mangrove forests.

2. Kek Lok Si Temple

2 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

3. Batu Ferringhi

4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
3 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Batu Ferringhi is Penang's popular beach destination. The beach here is spotless and always bustling with people.

4. Escape Adventureplay

4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
4 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Escape Adventureplay is an adventure theme park at Teluk Bahang in Penang. With a wide range of exciting activities available for visitors to engage in, ESCAPE has on multiple occasions been voted the best adventure park in Malaysia.

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5. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

6. Penang Botanic Gardens

5 km
from city center
6 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

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7. Khoo Kongsi

1 km
from city center
7 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

8. Made in Penang Interactive Museum

8 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

9. Penang Snake Temple

13 km
from city center
9 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

10. Penang Bird Park

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
10 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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

11. Fort Cornwallis Penang

1 km
from city center
11 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

12. Street Of Harmony

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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).

13. Penang Hill

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
13 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

14. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

14 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Entopia Butterfly Farm located in Teluk Bahang is the country’s largest butterfly garden-cum-farm with over 15, 000 species of butterflies. The park is also adorned with over 200 different unique styles of ornate waterfalls, ponds and caves to add to the aesthetics of this magnificent butterfly farm.

15. Penang War Museum

16 km
from city center
15 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Penang War Museum, the largest war museum in Southeast Asia, is situated on the road to Teluk Kambar, in the south-east end of Penang Island. Set on a hill, the museum also comprises of the Batu Maung Fort, a former British military fortress.

16. Wat Chayamangkalaram

3 km
from city center
16 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Wat Chayamangkalaram, located in the Pulau Tikus of George Town, is a Thai Buddhist temple, and also the oldest of its kind in Penang. Popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it is also one of the rarest Malaysian Siamese temples of this state.

17. Clan Jetties of Penang

1 km
from city center
17 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

18. Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

18 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Conserving the rare and exotic species of trees, is the Tropical Fruit Farm on the hilly terrain of Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11000, George Town, Penang. Spread over 25 acres of land, the orchard is home to around 250 types of tropical and subtropical fruits with fruits from all over the world.

19. Jerejak Island

11 km
from city center
19 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Set between Penang main Island and Seberang Perai, Jerejak Island is an islet in a secluded environment providing the much-needed tranquillity and peace with clear water, unique flora and fauna and rich history.

20. Kapitan Keling Mosque

0 km
from city center
20 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

21. Penang Tropical Spice Garden

13 km
from city center
21 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

Located at Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Tropical Spice Garden is an 8-acre bio-diverse living museum showcasing over 500 living specimens of lush and exotic flora and fauna from around the world. It has been recognized as one of the best flower gardens in Malaysia.

22. Penang Floating Mosque

8 km
from city center
22 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

23. City Hall

1 km
from city center
23 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

24. Adventure Zone Theme Park

24 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

25. St. George’s Church Penang

Must visit

1 km
from city center
25 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

26. Second Penang Bridge

16 km
from city center
26 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

27. Penang Bird Park

7 km
from city center
27 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

28. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

3 km
from city center
28 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

29. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

29 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, declared as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, is tucked on the Farquhar Street of George Town. It is considered to be one of Malaysia's best presented and well maintained museums.

30. Little India Penang

1 km
from city center
30 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

31. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1 km
from city center
31 out of 32
places to visit in Penang

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.

32. Kuan Yin Temple

Must visit

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

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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