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Penang Bridge
Snake Temple
Wat Chaiyamangkalaran
Penang Hill
Penang Botanic Gardens
Kek Lok Si Temple
Ford Cornwallis


Penang Bridge
Stretching over 13.5km linking between Butterworth & Penang. It is one of the longest in the world. The symmetrical fan-shaped centre span that rises to a height of 225 meters makes the bridge unique. The bridge took 5 years to build and was opened in 1988.

Snake Temple
Also known as the temple of Azure Cloud. Build in 1850 in memory of a Buddhist priest and healer. It is the only temple in the world that houses poisonous vipers.

Wat Chaiyamangkalaran
Built in 19 century and located at Burma Road. Its unique blend of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architectural designs, houses a 33-metre long gold plated Reclining Buddha, one of the longest in the world.

Penang Hill
Rising 830 meters above sea level, Penang Hill is a popular rendezvous for tourists. Visitors can see flora and fauna, small farms, fruit orchards and old colonial buildings during the steep ride up the side of the mountain. The summit offers refreshing cool air and impressive panoramic views of Georgetown and beyond. Penang Hill is accessible via the funicular train – the earlier funicular train built in Asia operational since 1923.

Penang Botanic Gardens
Built in 1884 by English colonists. This green landscaped parkland of over 30 hectares. Central to the Gardens is a waterfall which has hidden from public view by the green foliage. Myriad species of the tropical plants, trees and flowers of various hues makes it a heavenly place to visit. Monkeys are often seen lingering around visitors eagerly waiting to be feed.

Kek Lok Si Temple
Constructed in 1893, Kek Lok Si Temple takes up 12 hectares of land. In 1930, the Pagoda of Rama VI was built, combines a Chinese octagonal base, middle tiers of Thai architecture and a Burmese crown that blends the styles from the temples of all 3 countries. In 2002, the 30.2 meter height magnificent bronze Kuan Yin statue was built, making it one of Malaysia’s most important Buddhist temples.

Ford Cornwallis
The site where Captain Francis Light first landed in 1786. Initially the fortress comprised a wooded structure till 1804, when it was reconstructed with bricks using convict labour. A statue of Sir Francis Light surrounded by ancient cannons stands amongst the ruins.


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