Penang is also known as pearl of the orient in south East Asia, It is one of the most romantic and picturesque state situated in the North West coast of Malaysia, Penang got this name because of Pinang tree, these trees are commonly found on this beautiful island. This state has been established as trading post in1786, now this state has culture of both east and west, it consists of island of Penang and Seberang Perai. These two lands are connected by the Penang Bridge this is one of the longest bridges in Asia covering the distance of 13.5km and also these two land masses connected through ferry service. The economy of this state is mix of agriculture, commerce, industry and tourism. Its well developed high tech industry has producing computer peripherals for many countries. Malaysia tourism has taken tremendous effort to boost tourism in Penang, the most significant tourist attractions of Penang are as follows.
Georgetown is located in north-east part of Penang; it's a capital of this state having colorful scenery and still holds its Chinese flavor with old shops, various temples and coffee shops, one of the most important locations in Georgetown is china town where you can find lot of shops involving traditional business and also there are numerous Chinese and Hindu temples and mosques. Penang museum is the another attraction which has historical artefacts, excellent old prints, paintings and so on, visiting this museum you can came to know the history of Penang.
On close to Penang museum you can find Sri Mariamman Temple built on 1883, this temple is famous for Thaipusam festival. One of the finest attractions in Penang is, the magnificent clan temple called Khoo Kongsi , another important temple is Kuan Yin Teng Temple its situated in George town, this temple was built for goddess of mercy it receives lot devotees during the birthday celebration of goddess. Kapitan keeling mosque is the Moorish architecture mosque peoples visiting this mosque should dress properly. The state mosque is built with modern architecture and its taken four years to complete, this mosque houses 5000 worshippers for prayers. Penang Hill provides commanding view to admire the Georgetown; from above sea level it has 830 meters high peak. While journey in this hill can be done through Swiss built funicular railway systems that show you beautiful scenery of this hill.
Penang is also famous for its beaches, these beaches are found in northern coast of the island, there are various hotels, restaurants and Souvenir shops to serve their tourists, While coming to bird watching, Penang bird park is one of the best place of bird watchers, it has more than 800 bird species and more importantly it was first bird park built in Malaysia. Penang war Museum is situated in Batu Maung Covering an area of 20 acres, this museum exhibits the collection of WWII which includes the life style of the British soldier; Penang national Park is located at tip of Batu Ferringhi showing an excellent view of countryside, from Teluk village by boat ride its 30 minutes journey and Through Teluk Bahang Village by jungle trek its takes 90 minutes adventure journey. For shoppers Penang offers Komtar it's a biggest shopping landmark serving a multipurpose hall. There are 65 storey complexes having various department stores, offices and much more.
In this article author explored very few tourist attractions of Penang to know more about Penang attractions and other Malaysia Packages visit our Malaysia Honeymoon Packages, Malaysia Travel agents and Langkawi packages.
Malaysia Tourism Presents Place of Interests in Penang