Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions
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Stop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, 17, Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia
Wat Chaiyamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple that contains one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statues, as well as several coloured statues of Dragon (nagas) and other mythical creatures. See the beautiful and serene world 3rd longest reclining Buddha. Walk around the statue for more trivias like "Weekdays" Buddha, 12 Chinese animals zodiac Buddhas, and pay homage to the "Future Buddha" (Matreya).
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia
Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1803, is the sole and oldest Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang. The temple is situated directly across Thai Temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. See the great marbled Standing Buddha. Walk around it to see what are the Buddhist nations. At the back of the temple, count the number of animal's parts that make up the magical animal called Panca Rupa. Throw a few coins for good luck at the "Wheel of Life" fountain.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
See the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Mr. Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: George Town, Malaysia
Pass through George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and living heritage to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures - The Christians, Hindus, Taoist, Buddhist and the Moslem with their living styles, past and present, living harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street.
Stop At: Khoo Kongsi, 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
Take a tour to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temple or clan house of the Khoo family and marvel at the grand architecture, one of the best outside China. Learn about the history, rituals, fengshui and trivia stuffs found in Khoo Kongsi.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Pengkalan Weld 59A, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia
Visit to the Clan Jetties located along the waterfront of George Town. Get a first-hand view of houses on stilt by the coast of the living heritage of the Clan go about their daily life.
Duration: 30 minutes
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Professional guide
- Transport by private vehicle
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Parking Fees
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Entry/Admission - Pinang Peranakan Mansion
- Entry/Admission - Khoo Kongsi
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
- Stroller accessible
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This was our first trip to Penang, and this was the perfect introduction tour to Georgetown. Our guide Maxwell was extremely knowledgeable about Penang and is super friendly. The tour company was very flexible with the destination spots that we wanted to hit or bypass. Our tour was customized and tailor-made exactly the way we wanted!! The guide really makes a difference in your first impression of the city. We liked Maxwell so much that we booked another tour with him.