A bustling melting-pot of cultures
George Town, Penang Island's main city, is a melting pot of cultures and old-world Asia, from streets filled with trishaws to aromatic scents filling the air. The modern world is evident in the vibrant art scene and lively carnivals.
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Penang.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a colourful mix of Chinese temples in Little India, mosques in Chinatown, Western-style skyscrapers and British Raj–era architecture. A true feast for the senses.
Tropical Spice Garden
A beautifully landscaped oasis of tropical flora, with over 500 species across 200 fragrant hectares. Wander among lily ponds and terraced gardens, and learn about local spices, and medicinal and poisonous plants.
Penang National Park
Although Penang National Park, at just 23 sq km, is Malaysia's smallest national park, you can fill a day with activities as diverse as jungle walks, fishing and sunbathing on quiet, golden-sand beaches.
A selection of tours to Penang
4 day tour from £175
Penang is a vibrant city with a beach