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Most attractive places in Penang Malaysia - For an out of the world experience!

Penang is a cultural town in Malaysia that boasts of magnificent temples, museums, ruins, forests, cultural sights and impeccable beaches. It isn't a surprise that many people around the world visit Penang when in Malaysia. Here are the most attractive places in this town.


Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is of South Indian origin and is located close to the Bird Park here. This was established in 1997 and has become noteworthy due to its tallest and the most impressive tower. If you are looking for ancient temple architecture and for some spiritual vibes to relax your mind, this is the perfect place to head to.


Batu Ferringhi

This is a popular tourist hotspot and is well known as a recreational space boasting of restaurants, stalls and resorts. The shops here cater to European tourist markets. The atmosphere here is like no other and it's a place where you can have some fun. If you are looking for accommodation, you can check out a hotel in Malaysia, Penang, the likes of Travelodge Georgetown, Penang for a comfortable experience.


Bukit Panchor Forest Park

This Forest Park spans over 8 ha of land and it is endowed with lush vegetation and flowing rivers making it all the more beautiful. This place provides a safe space away from the bustling city life. There are many things to do out here and see, therefore make sure to set aside ample time. You can check out the wetland boardwalks, bat caves and all kinds of mangrove plants.


Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

This recreational forest is located above the sea level at around 450 m and has a hilly terrain. There are many camping sites out here, and the avid campers can have the time of their life. Impeccable streams flow into crystal clear shallow ponds making it an ideal place for a swim. There is a hiking trail that stretches over 4 km right to the summit of the mountain here. This train is popular among joggers and hikers. Do not forget to check out the waterfall that is located in this area.


Clan Jetties

The picturesque fishing towns and villages in this area are simply breathtaking. There is a wooden walkway that has been established over the waters that you can check out for the ultimate views. The settlement here has been established back in the 19th century and remains a testament for Penang's vibrant culture and rich history.


Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

When visiting Malaysia, you will come across many temples of varying magnificence. When in Penang, you cannot miss out on this Burmese temple which is the first of its kind in this town. The temple is striking with its pagodas and golden rooftops. There is a massive Bodhi tree in the temple grounds. Do not forget to check out the wishing ponds that can make all your dreams come true. The temple is open from 5 am onwards and closes by 6 pm.

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