Top 10 Things To See In Penang

Penang has many attractions that you must make in your itinerary if you want to experience Penang in a short space. In the list of our Top 10 Things to See in Pulau Pinang, you can find out many interesting places even you can recognize the places of interest around Penang, Penang is said to be full of tradition and culture, food paradise and the setting up of a historic building and so on, therefore we believe that Penang is a very suitable place for you with your family and others for holiday. Penang is also suitable as an attraction for foreign tourists.We believe that you want to see the beauty and charm in Penang. So, do not waste your time, let’s get to Penang!

1. The House Of Yeap Chor Ee.

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The House of Yeap Chor Ee was built in the nineteenth century and became a museum managed by his descendants. The museum was opened to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Yeap Chor Ee and is part of Sire Museum Restaurant. The shop house is one of the rows containing nine houses. There are nine townhouses that speak opulence. Built during the 1880s, the houses number between four and sixteen,extending across the Penang Street into the King Street.

2. Kek Lok Si Tample.

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One of the most fascinating things about the temple is the graffiti on the walls. What particularly gains prominence here is the typical Chinese culture. During the Chinese New Year, the place is decked up with flowers, paper packets and lanterns. The temple, dedicated to Lord Buddha, is mounted on a high hill and has a number of steps.

3. Penang Hills.

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The Penang Hill locates itself in the Penang Island in the area known as Air Itam and is located at a distance of 6 kilometres from the city. The hill goes up to a height of 823 metres above the sea level on the northern part in Penang. The tourists are attracted by the historicity of the place and its unpolluted and cool air. The place stands distinct from the lowlands in the form of a forested and a hilly area.

4. Khoo Kongsi.

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Khoo Kongsi had been built to perform as clan house for Khoo family through 2 centuries. This place exhibits a number of features that include opera stage, meeting hall, a temple, shops, and educational facilities. The mansion is the most distinctive of Malaysia’s Chinese clan associations, in which the extensive lineage of this clan goes well back through 650 years.

5.Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.

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The indigo hued Chinese courtyard house, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, is located in Georgetown and had earlier been the residence of the famous Chinese figure, Cheong Fatt Tze. The mansion was constructed by special Chinese craftsmen and features 38 rooms, 220 windows, 7 staircases, and 5 courtyards paved with granite. It exhibits Gothic louvre windows, Chinese timber carvings, russet brick walls as well as stained glass panels.

6.Wat Chayamangkalaram.

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Wat Chayamangkalaram is located on the Burma Road. The most striking feature to see is the reclining Buddha which is gold plated and covers a length of thirty three metres. The temple had been constructed in 1845 on the land that measured five acres and was given to the Thai community by Queen Victoria.

7. Street Art in Georgetown.

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A new life has been given to some of the oldest buildings in Georgetown. The travellers to the place can come across fascinating and funny graffiti art that have been done on the wall by Ernest Zacharevic, a young Lithuania-born artist. The streets along which such innovative wall paintings and graffiti have done include Acheen Street, Cannon Street, Ah Quee Street, and Armenian Street.

8.Clan Jetties.

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The Clan Jetties is a part of the Heritage Trail of Penang. There were seven jetties in all of which now six remain. The jetties have come down through more than a century. Each of the jetties has its name after a clan of China. The most traveller-friendly among the jetties is the Chew Jetty and contains maximum number of stilt houses along with the longest walkway and also a temple.

9. Ben’s Vintage Toy Museum Penang.

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This museum presents a complete collection of vintage toys that are most likely to cast an impression that is in part nostalgic. Strolling through the museum would take you through sections where the toys give a creepy feel with the paint peeling out of some. You can see toys that include space toys, school trains, classic robots, and antique aircrafts.

10. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple.

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The foundation of the temple was laid down in 1803. Besides being the oldest, the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Temple in Malaysia. The temple features numerous sites for praying while narrating the life of Buddha through the paintings of the Lord which goes well over twenty in number. You can see the delicate sculptural works done by the Burmese craftsmen.

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