Brief information about Penang:
Things to see and do in Penang:
The Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia. It began construction in 1890 and houses a 7-storey handcrafted “Pagoda of ten thousand Buddhas” and a 30.2m bronze Kuan Yin Statue.
Penang Hill is about 830m above sea level. There are two ways of getting to the top: hiking or travelling in a funicular train. At the summit, you can have a panoramic view of the city and also can visit a flower garden, a mini bird park and an owl museum, etc.
The Floating Mosque is Malaysia's first floating mosque at the sea. It features a blend of local and Middle Eastern architecture with a seven-storey minaret.
Tip: Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill and Floating Mosque are near to each other. The ideal visit order is Kek Lok Si Temple first, then Penang Hill and Floating Mosque and having dinner at Strait Quay nearby.
St George's Church was built between 1817 and 1818. It's said to be the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
(5) Goddess of Mercy Temple
(6) Teochew Temple
(7) Clan Jetties