Often known as the “Pearl of Orient” Penang is one of the smallest and most populous states of Malaysia. It is a highly developed and powerful state of the country and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. Penang is the heritage island of the country experiencing very less rain throughout the year. You get a change to visit an island from the zenith when you visit Penang; the Penang hill. A half an hour’s train journey takes you to the top of the hill where you can enjoy the clean air and can see hundreds of birds in their natural home along with viewing a magnificent temple and mosque. Hotels in Penang have reached this hilltop as well and you can rest and spend some quality time here, enjoying peace.
Have you ever visited a Pagoda of 1000 Buddhas, has this rare experience at the Kek Lok Si Temple. It has Buddha statues built with bronze and other precious metals and is designed in Thai, Chinese and Burmese style, mixed together with laughing Buddha in the center along with four heavenly kings guarding all around. The Penang War museum is a must visit if you really want to know about Penang. From the dark times of Japanese base camp in the proud history of their win, this museum has many tales in its treasure box. Fort Cornwallis also bears the history of wars that Malaysia had gone through. Visit a traditional Chinese mansion outside China. The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion possesses immense beauty built on the principles of Feng Shui. It has been well preserved throughout the centuries. Hotels in Penang arrange these tours for you so that you may visit the best sites of Penang in limited time period.
Penang is known for its junk shops. If you are an antique lover, Penang is your destination. Jalan Penang is the main thoroughfare of this state and you will find several shops lined up with pre-war shop house, antique items to textiles and electronics. Penang’s China town is the treasure house of glittering jewels and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Last but not the least, the food- hawkers selling from rich spicy aromatic curries to noodles and tempting desserts, Penang is aptly known as the “Hawker’s Paradise.” But if street food does not really suit you, you may certainly try the unique Vietnamese and Penang cuisines at any of the hotels in Penang.
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