Malaysia’s ‘Pearl of the Orient’ carries a natural beauty and cultural splendor like no other place. Its name comes from the Malay translation of betel nut – ‘Pinang’. Every year, thousands of visitors come here to experience the unique cultural heritage and scenery. It is also a very cosmopolitan city, perhaps the second busiest in the country after Kuala Lumpur.
The Penang Bridge ranks as the longest bridge in Asia and 5th largest in the world. The dual-carriageway bridge connecting Gelugor on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai. A new Penang Bridge It connects Bandar Cassia (Batu Kawan) in Seberang Perai on mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island.
Penang Botanical Gardens are usually simply called the Botanic Gardens by Penang islanders. Also known as the Waterfalls Gardens, the gardens are located in a valley along Jalan Kebun Bunga. It is a well landscaped place that contains a huge variety of indigenous and exotic plant species.
Penang Hill was the first colonial hill station developed in Peninsular Malaysia. On Penang Hill you can escape the heat of tropical Georgetown. The hill, also known as Bukit Bendera, is 830 meter high (2,750 foot) and it’s much cooler than in the city below. It’s about 3 degrees cooler than the places near the coast. It is a popular by the locals as well as tourists.
Gurney Drive is most well-known for its food courts and hawker stalls that open well into the night, offering the best of Penang on a plate. Trishaw ride take a leisure ride on the enchanting Beca. It has become a favorite place for tourist as well as locals who love to take a ride around Penang’s charming tourist spots.
Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden is an eight-acre collection of secondary jungle with some 500 species of flora and fauna. However they also got butterfly sanctuary houses an impressively varied collection of butterfly species as well as an assortment of other insects and with more than 250 types of tropical and subtropical fruit trees.
Penang War Museum in Bukit Batu Maung was a fort built by the British in the 1930s. In 1941 it gained fame when it became the site where the battle for Penang against the invading Japanese army was lost. These days it is a museum open to the public and is billed as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum.
The temple honours a resident named Chor Soo Kong, who had healing powers. He was a Buddhist monk, who moved to Penang. The Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram) is also known as the Sleeping Buddha by the locals. This temple is a Thai temple and it is well known due to the gold plated reclining Buddha.
Penang Street Art and in particular George Town Street Art, has the past few years enhance its appeal as a tourist destination since its inscription has a World Heritage Site George Town Penang, has developed a vibrant street art scene. However Penang has Penang 3D art our 3D Trick Art refers to a technique that transforms 2-dimensional painting into 3-dimension images.
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